SAN ANSELMO, Calif. - Star Wars fans may soon have another Yoda statue in the San Francisco Bay area to visit.

Filmmaker George Lucas plans to help build a small park in Marin County that would include bronze statues of the popular Star Wars character and Indiana Jones.

His estate manager tells the Marin Independent Journal that the Yoda statue would be similar to one in San Francisco's Presidio neighbourhood. That one — a full-sized replica of the Jedi sage — lies atop a fountain outside an arts centre where Lucas moved most of his operations in 2005.

It has become a big draw for fans.

Lucas applied for a permit Wednesday to demolish a building on the site of the planned park in San Anselmo, the town where Lucas lives.