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Spirit Nest

Presented by Marin County Parks and Marin County Department of Cultural Services at Stafford Lake Park, Novato CA

Aug 07 2018
Apr 30 2019
Spirit Nest

Come explore the Spirit Nest, designed by world-renowned artist Jayson Fann!

Spirit Nest Build, Lagoon Park:
* August 7-19 (open to visitors)

Grand Opening, Lagoon Park:
* Sunday, August 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Installation/Display, Stafford Lake Park:
* August 22, 2018 – April 2019


After a Branch Harvest in early August as part of fire fuel management in Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Preserve, the Spirit Nest Build begins August 7 at Children’s Island in Lagoon Park, starting with wood sorting. Then small teams of select volunteers will assist the artist in assembling the nest.

During the build, park visitors can watch the organic structure taking shape. Please observe caution signs in the work area.

The Grand Opening of the Spirit Nest takes place in Lagoon Park on August 19, from 11am to 2pm. Join us for the festivities, and experience the Spirit Nest!  All ages welcome–kids with an adult.

The Spirit Nest will be installed at Stafford Lake Park August 22, and remain through April 2019.


About the artist:  Jayson Fann is an interdisciplinary artist and designer with a focus on large scale works that weave natural architecture, multi-cultural imagery, and inspirational messages. He focuses on creating interactive, large-scale Spirit Nests, built from natural materials in collaboration with local communities. His creative work has taken him to over 30 countries. His awards include a certificate of recognition from the California State Legislature for cross cultural bridge building through the arts.

Photo credit: © 2018 Jayson Fann



Tuesday, August 14:   9am–3pm
Wednesday, August 15:   9am–3pm
Thursday, August 16:   9am–3pm

Saturday, August 11 build is canceled, due to a change in the artist’s schedule. No volunteers needed on August 11.

Questions about volunteering?  Email or call 415-763-2977.


Contact: (415) 473-6387

    Official Website

Additional time info:

Lagoon Park is open during daylight hours, from sunrise to sunset.

Stafford Lake Park is open as follows:
Aug 1 – Sep 3:  7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Sep 4 – Nov 3:  7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Nov 4 – Mar 11:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mar 12 – Apr 30:  7:00 am – 7:00 pm


Stafford Lake Park

3549 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947

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