The City of Novato Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department offers a wide range of social and recreational programs and activities for all ages. From sports leagues and facility rentals to youth classes and senior events, we manage a multitude of programs and facilities for the entire community to enjoy. The Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department also manages park use. We believe that parks have the power to impact every community through health and wellness, conservation and social equity.
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There are unlimited opportunities to recreate and have fun in Novato!
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Updated on 07/18/2016 10:13 AM
The City of Novato's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers a wide variety of diverse and exciting special events for all ages.
Dogbone Meadow Named 2016 Best Dog Park in Marin
The results are in, and the Best of Marin 2016 Award for Best Dog Park was given to Dogbone Meadow. The award was part of the Family category, which included child care, children's stores, museums, camps and more.
7/26/2016 12:37:00 PM
Recap of 7/12 City Council meeting
PG&E Community Pipeline Safety Initiative presentation, Council approves conceptual design of Dogbone Meadow, and Bahia Mini Parks construction moves forward.
7/14/2016 1:30:00 PM
Upcoming Classes for Crime Free Multi-Housing Program
Join the Novato Police Department and Code Enforcement to become a crime free certified property by attending a FREE 8-hour seminar geared towards property managers, maintenance or other on-site employees. Next class is August 9--sign up today.
7/12/2016 5:29:00 PM
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Summer/Fall Activity Guide now available!
Registration now open! Get current information on classes, park reservations, programs and special events.
Contact Info, Hours & Locations
Novato Gymnastics Center950 Seventh Street
Novato, CA 94945
Phone: (415) 899-8279
Fax: (415) 897-6395
9am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday
Margaret Todd Senior Center1560 Hill Road
Novato, CA 94945
Phone: (415) 899-8290
Fax: (415) 897-0239
9am to 5pm
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We are THRILLED to announce that our favorite local dog park, Dogbone Meadow, was just named the 2016 Best Dog Park in Marin by Pacific Sun! And it's just going to get better. For more info about upcoming Dogbone Meadow renovations please visit:
http://novato.org/government/public-works/public-works-projects/dogbone-meadow-dog-park-renovations Jul 22
There are only THREE sessions of All Sports Camp and Jr. All Sports Camp left this summer! Sign your child up soon so they can be a part of this fun, active program!
Dates: 7/25 - 7/29, 8/1 - 8/5 and 8/8 - 8/12
Times: 9am - 12pm or 9am - 3pm
All Sports: 3rd - 5th Graders
Jr. All Sports: K - 2nd Graders
Please visit www.novatofun.org or call (415) 899-8279 for more information.
How do I apply for a part time or seasonal job with the PRCS Dept?
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department hires part time staff throughout the year for its various programs and activities; however, we hire a large number of staff between March – May for our summer programs.
If you are interested in applying for a part time job with the PRCS Department, please complete a
part time job application and state which program area you are interested in. Scan your completed application and send as an attachment to NovatoFun@novato.org.
Our staff will forward your application to the appropriate supervisor and they will follow up with you directly.
How can I find out more about the MTSC Annual Holiday Craft Faire?
The Annual MTSC Holiday Craft Faire is held on the first weekend in December at 1560 Hill Road in Novato. It is open on Friday evening and Saturday during the day. The faire is co-sponsored by the Novato Senior Citizens Club and the Novato Garden Club. Admission is always free, and everyone is welcome to attend!
This is a juried faire, and vendors must be selected to participate. Vendor applications are available in the beginning of July, and they can be picked up at the Margaret Todd Senior Center or the Novato Gymnastics Center, and they can also be downloaded by visiting
www.novatofun.org and clicking on the "Events" link. They are also emailed to the Crafts Fair E-list. To be added to this list, please call (415) 899-8290, Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm to request to be added.
How can I offer a class through the PRCS Department?
We pride ourselves on offering a wide array of classes for our community, and we work with several individuals as contractors who provide class instruction. If you are interested in offering a class as an independent contractor, you need to submit a PRCS Class Proposal Form and will be contacted by a PRCS staff person about next steps. You can download a Class Proposal Form by visiting