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Arroyo Avichi Park
1430 Johnson St, Novato, CA 94947
Arroyo Avichi Park, adjacent to Rancho Elementary School, is one of the nicest parks in the city when it comes to playMore equipment for smaller kids. The water spray hoops are great for warm days and the slide and swings are newer than in other parks. There is a creek that runs on the northern edge of the park that is perfect for nature-curious children. The park also includes Babe Silva Little League field.
Silver Penny RV Park
7060 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA 94945
This RV park has spaces for trailers and RVs to rent. There is additional street parking.
State of California Parks Department, Marin Sector office
8901 Redwood Hwy, Novato, CA 94945
The state parks office at Olompali State Historic Park oversees four parks in Marin County: Samuel P. Taylor, ChinaMore Camp, Mount Tamalpais, Tomales Bay as well as the state historic parks at Marconi Conference Center and Olompali. Marin County is renowned for its natural beauty and the parks staff works hard to preserve and promote the state lands set aside for camping and other recreation. The office on the Olompali grounds, just north of the Novato border, is home to sector superintendent Joanne Danielson, a film and special event coordinator and a part of the administrative staff. A ranger position and one maintenance position are open as of October 2010. Other state parks personnel nearby are based at Angel Island and the district office in Petaluma.
Marion Park Apartments
1725 Marion Ave, Novato, CA 94945
Marion Park Apartments is a quiet and well-maintained apartment complex adjacent to Downtown Novato. It is located nextMore to Marion Park, right across the street from the Downtown Novato Shopping Center where you will find a grocery store and many little shops and eateries. Marion Park Apartments offers one, two, and three bedroom units as well as reserved covered parking spaces. For more information about its property or to inquire about availability, please give Marion Park Apartments a call or stop into its leasing office during normal business hours.
Top Nails
1121 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945
Top Nails offers complete nail services -- both manicures and pedicures -- in a casual atmosphere. For your convenience,More the shop has parking in the rear, and there is also street parking available nearby.
Marion Park
1720 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945
Marion is a downtown park that is popular with lunchtime players of ultimate frisbee and after-work soccer enthusiastsMore because of its flat, two-acre playing field. Youth softball teams use the diamond on the west side of the park, and the east side is mostly used for soccer. There is a snack shack next to the diamond's backstop, but it is only open on game days. The park is located across Grant Avenue from a shopping center – a convenient stop for families attending games -- and next door to the Novato Unified School District headquarters.
Deer Island Storage Park
282 Deer Island Ln, Novato, CA 94945
Deer Island Storage Park is a self-storage facility with enclosed storage units as well as uncovered RV and truckMore parking spaces. It is located near the end of Deer Island Lane, adjacent to Novato's Deer Island Preserve. Deer Island Storage Park offers three storage unit sizes for rent, and is a gated facility that gives clients a code to access units during business hours.
Bank of Marin, Downtown Branch
1450 Grant Ave, Novato, CA 94945
Bank of Marin is a Marin County chain with 14 branches throughout the North Bay area. One of two locations in Novato,More this branch has a parking lot with 15-minute parking for bank visitors in addition to free street parking. There are two ATMs, one at the parking lot and one at the corner of Grant Avenue and 5th Street. The bank is part of the Novato Executive Building at 145o Grant Avenue.
Park Avenue Cleaners
975 Diablo Ave, Novato, CA 94947
Park Avenue Cleaners is mostly visible by their "$1.99 Cleaners" sign on Diablo. It shares the same parking lot asMore Blockbuster Video. Dry cleaning dropped off at 9 a.m. is ready for pick up at 5 p.m. the same day.
Valley Memorial Park
650 Bugeia Ln, Novato, CA 94945
Valley Memorial Park is available for all types of burials, memorials, and cremation services. Valley Memorial Park'sMore grounds include a cemetery, mausoleum, chapel, gardens, and memorial building, giving clients several options of setting for funeral or memorial services.
Pioneer Park
1077 Simmons Ln, Novato, CA 94945
Pioneer Park is among the most popular parks in Novato because of its large updated play structure, its four tennisMore courts and its vast area of lush grass. The nine-acre park about a mile west of the downtown area borders a creek to the north and residential areas on the other three sides. The tennis courts are lighted and in good shape, resulting in heavy usage on the weekends. A paved walkway meanders through the grounds up to the old cemetery on the top of a knoll where many of Novato's famous settlers are buried. The play structure was updated after a large tree crashed down during a 2002 storm and destroyed most of the old wooden play structure. The park is available for rental and is sometimes used for film nights and festivals.
Novato Skate Park
1200 N Hamilton Pkwy, Novato, CA 94949
Skaters from all over Marin County have enjoyed the Novato Skate Park since it opened in 2002. It is on Hamilton ParkwayMore on the northwestern edge of the Hamilton area. The 15,000-square-foot skating area, designed by Santa Cruzan Zack Wormhoudt, has about 6-7 feet of depth and plenty of coping for grinding. The park also has a grassy area and picnic tables. The city will close the park for a minimum of two days if there are instances of graffiti or tagging. The bowl is for skateboarders and in-line skaters only. Skate Park Hotline: (415) 493-4753
O'Hair Park
885 Sutro Ave, Novato, CA 94947

At 98 acres, O'Hair Park is the largest owned by the city of Novato, but it's also the least developed. It isMore situated at the junction of Novato Boulevard and Sutro Avenue in the northwest corner of the city -- basically where suburban civilization and rural West Marin meet. From the intersection it runs west all the way to Stafford Lake County Park and south to the backyards of homes on Michelle Circle, Trish Drive and Daryl Avenue.

The park is open space, wild vegetation and dirt trails other than the leased-out Morning Star Farm equestrian center at Novato/Sutro intersection and the Dogbone Meadow dog park a half mile west. The Rueben Kaelher Trail, which runs east-west through the park, is popular with residents and horseback riders because of the proximity to Morning Star and the San Marin/Pleasant Valley neighborhoods. Novato Creek also runs east-west through the park and attracts all sorts of wildlife.

Another trail leads to the south, up part of Little Mountain (the highest point in the park at more than 900 feet) and into the Verissimo Valle hills, Indian Tree Open Space and up to the Bay Ridge Trail. Along with nearby Mount Burdell and its trails, these O'Hair Park trails are prime sources of recreation in North Novato.

Parking is along Sutro just south of Morning Star Farm and San Marin High School. Other trails start near Dogbone Meadow and at the west end of Center Road.

Novato Park Apartments
1725 Novato Blvd, Novato, CA 94947
Despite Novato Park Apartments being located on the busy Novato Boulevard, it is a quiet and peaceful place. TheMore apartment complex has a pool and is filled with tall trees, providing shade throughout. Novato Park Apartments consists of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses. For apartment availability or to schedule a walk-through, visit its website, where you can see pictures of the vacant units.
Lee Gerner Park
939 7th St, Novato, CA 94945
Novato Creek runs west-to-east through the downtown area and bisects a narrow park called Lee Gerner Park. It is on theMore north side of the Novato main library and on the south side of the Downtown Novato shopping center. Other than a paved path on either side of the creek and a couple of benches, there isn't much to this park. Kids can wander down to the creek to observe nature, but they'll probably observe a couple of crashed shopping carts and garbage as well. There are some beautiful trees in the area, which makes it a decent place to spend a short time with a book from the library or a treat from the nearby Creekside Bakery.
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