Novato Knicks 625 Arthur St, Novato, CA94947 Since 1956, the Novato Knicks have played semi-professional baseball at a championship level. Players age 18-35 are…More eligible to play for the Knicks, teams of which have included players from Sonoma State University, College of Marin and other colleges. Most of the players grew up in Marin or Sonoma counties and are college-age players on summer break. About two dozen Knicks have gone on to play pro baseball, including at the Major League level. San Diego Padres starting outfielder Will Venable, a San Rafael native, once played for the Knicks. The Knicks play a schedule of about 50 games, almost all in California. The team plays its home games at Novato High's baselball diamond. The team is entirely funded by public donations.
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.