Pixie Park Membership Form

Please select which best applies to you. *
Did you complete your 2-hours of volunteer service last member year? *

Where Do My Membership Fees Go?

Did you know that Pixie Park is made up solely of volunteer parents? Every dollar received from donations and membership fees go back into helping to keep the magic of Pixie Park.
 
We have nearly $70,000 per year of routine costs:
- $25,000+ lease paid to Marin Art & Garden Center
- $8,000 special events
- $4,000 insurance
- $1,200 pest/rodent control
- $5,500 weekly gardening
- $3,500 cleaners (e.g. bathroom)
- $400 Mailchimp communication
- $1,500 bookkeeping & taxes
- $3,100 Credit Card Fees
- $500 Misc advertising
 
In addition to the above costs, we also spent anywhere from $7,000 - $12,000 per year on social events, open houses, playdates, etc.
 
Finally, Pixie Park was built in the 1950's and has lots of natural materials that need to be regularly maintained. During the 2021-22 term we spent roughly $80,000.00 on repairs & upgrades (e.g. retaining walls, play houses, railings, etc.), upgrades (e.g. drinking fountain & bottle filler, sand table, mud kitchen, rocker toy, etc.), and gardening (irrigation, new plants, vine planters for trellis, etc.).
 
If you've made it this far you can see just how much time, thought & money goes into helping to keep Pixie Park thriving and looking great for all of our fellow co-op members.
 
We still have several very big projects that we'd like to tackle.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Membership Overview:

In the spirit of our volunteer run co-op park, all members are asked and expected to help out throughout the year. We offer three membership options with the most common option being our "General Volunteer Member". We also offer heavily discounted rates to members who sign up to be a "Volunteer Chair" as well as a discounted rate to grandparents whose grandchildren all live outside of Marin County. Diversity, equity and inclusion is very important to  us as well. If your family needs a scholarship, please reach out to membership@pixiepark.org. Everyone is welcome at Pixie Park.
 
 
Membership Descriptions:
 
General Membership: $500 (~$41/month) Anyone who would like to join Pixie Park. Requirements: you agree to volunteer at least two hours during the membership year. Prices are pro-rated depending on when you join
 
Volunteer Chair: $100 *plus 2 regular volunteer hours*- Please consider this membership if you're willing to commit around 4-hours each month to volunteer for a specific role. Please choose from the roles listed below. Additional Requirements: you agree to volunteer two additional hours (on top of your volunteer chair duties) during the membership year at an event/activity of your choosing. 
 
Grandparents $200 (if all your grandchildren live outside of Marin): Most of our Pixie Park grandparents are fortunate to have their grandchildren living nearby, and thus they or their children select the "General Membership" option. However, some grandparents have grandchildren who live further away and have less opportunities to visit the park, but still want to be able to visit when their grandchildren visit.  If this sounds like you, please sign up for this level if all of your grandchildren reside outside of Marin County. Requirements: you agree to volunteer at least two hours during the membership year.
 
Former Pixie Park Presidents: - As a past board president of Pixie Park, your contributions are priceless. You, perhaps more than anyone else, recognize just how important it is to have adequate funds to pay our lease, insurance, maintenance, landscaping, utilities/garbage, etc. in addition to the costs involved with hosting events. As such we have a suggested donation of at least $200. If you're in a position to give more, please do. If you feel stretched by the $200, please give what you can. Requirements: you agree to volunteer at least two hours during the membership year.

Please select membership option

If you're interested in being a volunteer chair/co-chair, you generally need to sign up between November - January.  Before you continue please email president@pixiepark.org if you're looking to sign up for a co-chair position after January.

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$500/year = $41 per month or $1.37 cents per day
$200/year = $16 per month or $0.56 cents per day

Family Access

Everyone is welcome at Pixie Park. If your family meets the criteria listed at www.pixiepark.org/join, please contact us so we can give you a discounted membership rate. If you qualify, please click the button below and then enter your unique/private code (do not share it) in order to receive free membership (you'll only be charged for a gate code / programming fee).
 
Please contact us at membership@pixiepark.org so we can discuss providing a discounted membership rate.
Family Access
Through which organization/program do you qualify? *
 
ALL MEMBERS, INCLUDING DEI / FAMILY ACCESS, ARE EXPECTED TO COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF 2-HOURS OF VOLUNTEER TIME AT THE PARK.

General Membership Options

General Volunteer Membership Options

Prices are pro-rated depending on when you join:
From November 1, 2022 to October 15, 2023 (12 Months) = $500 plus 2 volunteer hours 
From Feb 1 to October 15, 2023 (9 Months)  = $400 plus 2 volunteer hours 
From May 1 to October 15, 2023 (6 Months)  = $350 plus 2 volunteer hours 
From August 1, 2023 to October 15, 2023 (3 Months)  = $200 plus 2 volunteer hours 

(to help us adjust schedule to a more normal term year, this membership term ends October 15, 2023)

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Volunteer Chair Options

First, please scroll through the descriptions first so you understand what you're signing yourself up for. Please consider this membership if you're willing to commit around 4-hours each month to volunteer for a specific role.
 
Please sign up for this membership if you’re willing to commit to one of the volunteer chair roles.
 
Additional Requirements: you agree to volunteer two additional (general volunteer) hours during the membership year at an event/activity of your choosing. 
 
 
An up-to-date list of all positions and their descriptions can be found HERE

Grandparent Information

A special note for our grandparents

Grandparents - there is nothing sweeter than seeing you enjoying Pixie Park with your grandchildren!  
 
Our volunteer run co-op park depends on membership fees to help keep our park safe for your grandchildren and the many other wonderful children who play at Pixie Park.  We also need to pay our lease, insurance, taxes, gardeners, etc. while raising funds to host community building events and activities that benefit everyone.
 
With the above in mind, our "Grandparent" membership is only for grandparents whose grandchildren all live outside of Marin County. If you are fortunate enough to have any of your grandchildren living in Marin, please select the "General Member" option from the list above.  
 
If you have financial hardship, reach out to membership@pixiepark.org and we're happy to help support you. If you're in a position to help, we are a 501(c)3 non profit and warmly welcome your donations.
 
Looking forward to seeing you and your grandchildren at Pixie Park!

Do all of your grandchildren live outside of Marin County? *

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

In the spirit of our volunteer run co-op park, every member is expected to help out at Pixie Park. Please help us understand what types of volunteer jobs you (or your spouse) would be most interested in. *
Would you be interested in the possibility of joining the Pixie Park Volunteer Leadership Board (e.g. President) for the next term? *

ADULT #1 INFORMATION

Adult #1 Role *
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