View of Mt. Tamalpais and

Drake High School from the

top of D-Hill in Faudé Park

Photo by René Voss

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Hound’s Tongue (Cynoglossum grande), commonly found in Faudé Park, blooms in February

Faudé Park, San Anselmo, CA

Faudé Park is a 13.5 acre parcel donated to the town of San Anselmo in 1973 by Fredrick Faudé, a longtime San Anselmo resident and owner of an art and antiques gallery in Sausalito.  In his gift to the town, Faudé asked that the park “be preserved in the most natural state possible.”  See Daily Independent Journal, Dec. 12, 1973.  Once known as Oak Hill, it is now affectionately referred to as “D” hill by the nearby students of Sir Francis Drake High School.  The top of D Hill overlooks Drake High School.


Faudé Park is a natural gem in the heart of several San Anselmo neighborhoods with an abundance of native plants and animals.  Its trails provide residents with recreation opportunities, and a climb to the top of the hill rewards excellent views of San Anselmo, Fairfax, and the surrounding landscape, including one of the best local views of Mt. Tamalpais.


Explore the park on foot or learn more about all the park’s amenities and natural history by exploring this web site.

René Voss, (415-446-9027) or

Brian Crawford, (415-454-3439)


See also: San Anselmo Open Space Committee

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