Register Now For Fall Programs!
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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We have a variety of NEW
special events happening this Summer that you won't want to miss!
There are unlimited opportunities to recreate and have fun in Novato!
Hill Recreation Area/Margaret Todd Senior Center Master Plan Capital Improvement Project
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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.
Our Summer/Fall Activity Guide is here!
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
Monday - Friday Additional Contact Info & Staff Directory >>
Please join us on Sunday, December 17th as we take over Novato City Hall and the Novato Administration Building Flex Space to play!
Sundays on Sherman is a chance for community members of all ages to come participate in all kinds of structured and unstructured play. This years Winter Edition features an ICE SKATING RINK, food vendors, and free on-going activites throughout the day!
Please note that we are taking up to 25 pre-registrations for each time slot. There will be 15 spots reserved for walk-ins, first come first served, the day of the event. We recommend you pre-register for the time you would like, to make sure you get your chance to skate! Skating sessions are just $5.00 per participant for for 20 minutes of skating, all other activites, excluding food, are FREE!.
REGISTRATION FOR ICE SKATING OPENS NOVEMBER 1ST!
More information to come in the following week! Novato.org/SundaysonSherman
See you there!
Join us this SATURDAY for our FREE October Movie at the Pocket Park featuring Disney's HOCUS POCUS! A Halloween classic!! 🎃👻🦇🕷🕸 The movie will begin at approximately 6:30pm, and we are prepared to move the event into the Downtown Recreation Center depending on rain and air quality. Popcorn 🍿 Coffee ☕️ and Hot chocolate will be available for purchase 😋 WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! (950 7th Street, Novato) #novatofun #novatoprcs #movienight #movieatthepark #hocuspocus #halloween #free #community #fun #movie #popcorn #familyfun
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