County Parks upgraded the park in spring 2015.
Save Moss Beach Park - 2013 chronology
Almost lost by tax sale to a developer in 2013, Moss Beach Park was accepted into the County Parks system on 12/10/13 by 5-0 vote of the Board of Supervisors. We owe particular thanks to Supervisor Horsley for pulling the community back from the brink of losing this precious park and playground resource so lovingly created by local volunteers some 10 years ago.
8/26/13 open letter from Neil Merrilees - park sold at auction!
HMB Review: 8/27, 8/29
Save Moss Beach Park petition & Facebook page
8/28 MCC meeting with impassioned public comment: video, email to Board of Supervisors, HMB Review
Online auction discrepancies, Terms of Sale
1975 deed restricts property to public park, recreation & community service purposes forever.
8/30 email from Supervisor Don Horsley: sale to be canceled
8/31 Sam's Chowder House owners offer to pay Park tax bill.
9/4: Park Treasurer explains why taxes weren’t paid.
9/4 Supervisor Horsley's roadmap to County ownership/maintenance of the Park (Town Hall meeting video)
9/11 open letter from Neil Merrilees - thanks to all who came together to save Moss Beach Park!
9/12 update from Supervisor Horsley
12/10/13 Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to accept ownership of Moss Beach Park by quitclaim deed. Maintenance costs are estimated to run $30,000/year and it is not clear how that will be financed over the long term. MCC letter in support of park acquisition.
12/17/13 Email from Supervisor Horsley