North Bay Children's Center Garden of Eatin Project 934 C St, Novato, CA94949 The North Bay Children's Center, located in Hamilton Field, provides year round child care services for infants,…More toddlers and preschoolers, as well as before- and after-school services for kindergarteners through 5th graders. On this Novato campus, NBCC has the Garden of Eatin Project, which serves as an educational learning garden for children under 5, as well as part of a prevention program for childhood obesity. Here children learn where fruits, greens and vegetables come from and how to plant and harvest them. They eat the fresh fruits and vegetables in their daily on-campus meals. For more information about NBCC and the Garden of Eatin, please call or visit their <a href="http://www.nbcc.net/garden-of-eatin">Web Site</a>.
As the newest member to the local Chinese restaurant community, the Mandarin Restaurant is a…More family-friendly eatery serving up authentic cuisine. Formerly called Garden Court, the Mandarin is located inside the Days Inn about two miles north of the Old Town area.</p>
<p>The menu includes dishes from Szechuan, Shanghai, Hunan, Canton, Taiwan and other regions. Original dishes are created by blending a variety of recipes with local farm-fresh poultry and meat. The chefs use local produce and only cook with vegetable oil. Most dishes can be modified for a low-fat meal and sauces can be served on the side.</p>
Dragon Cafe 528 Alameda Del Prado, Novato, CA94949 In a town with as many Asian-styled dining places as Novato, it can be difficult to find one that stands out. But Dragon…More Cafe, a Mandarin-style eating establishment with Cantonese flavor, manages to do just that. Unlike other Asian-themed eateries in town, it serves up super-fresh food, with many of the vegetables coming straight from the on-site garden. Due to the limited seating availability inside, many customers opt for take-out. Popular dishes include chow-fun, kung pao chicken and sweet and sour chicken.
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.</p>
<p>The park is open space, wild vegetation and dirt trails other than the leased-out <a href="http://www.morningstarfarm.info">Morning Star Farm</a> equestrian center at Novato/Sutro intersection and the <a href="http://www.cityofnovato.org/index.aspx?page=714">Dogbone Meadow dog park</a> 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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>