Arroyo Avichi Park 1430 Johnson St, Novato, CA94947 Arroyo Avichi Park, adjacent to Rancho Elementary School, is one of the nicest parks in the city when it comes to play…More 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, CA94945 This RV park has spaces for trailers and RVs to rent. There is additional street parking.
Like Pioneer Park, a half mile away, Miwok Park is popular and heavily used by the residents who live on Novato's…More west side. Part of the reason is the presence of the Marin Museum of the American Indian, situated in a building at the center of the park. The small museum is a destination spot for countless classes from nearby schools and a cultural gem for the city.
The parking lot on Novato Boulevard is often full, and there aren't opportunities to park along the busy thoroughfare. Nearby residential street parking is the only option on busy days.
A two-acre grassy area in front of the museum is often used for volleyball games, picnics and festivals. A canopy of trees provide shade over a relatively new playground to the side of the museum. There are courts for bocce and horseshoes, and lots of barbecue pits as well. A creek runs through the park and provides chances to observe wildlife.
The main park area, which is available for rent, only shows off a fraction of the 38 acres. The forested park stretches back into the San Marin neighborhood and has a second entry way on San Miguel Way. Residents of the nearby Parkhaven complex can take a trail to Miwok Park's main area.
State of California Parks Department, Marin Sector office 8901 Redwood Hwy, Novato, CA94945 The state parks office at Olompali State Historic Park oversees four parks in Marin County: Samuel P. Taylor, China…More 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, CA94945 Marion Park Apartments is a quiet and well-maintained apartment complex adjacent to Downtown Novato. It is located next…More 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, CA94945 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, CA94945 Marion is a downtown park that is popular with lunchtime players of ultimate frisbee and after-work soccer enthusiasts…More 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, CA94945 Deer Island Storage Park is a self-storage facility with enclosed storage units as well as uncovered RV and truck…More 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, CA94945 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, CA94947 Park Avenue Cleaners is mostly visible by their "$1.99 Cleaners" sign on Diablo. It shares the same parking lot as…More 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, CA94945 Valley Memorial Park is available for all types of burials, memorials, and cremation services. Valley Memorial Park's…More 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, CA94945 Pioneer Park is among the most popular parks in Novato because of its large updated play structure, its four tennis…More 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, CA94949 Skaters from all over Marin County have enjoyed the Novato Skate Park since it opened in 2002. It is on Hamilton Parkway…More 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
At 98 acres, O'Hair Park is the largest owned by the city of Novato, but it's also the least developed. It is…More 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.