The Novato Police Department Lobby is open. All other City facilities are currently closed for walk-in service following the Shelter in Place Order for the County of Marin. Please call for details about the services you are interested in. 

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 Per Marin County Public Health, dog parks may reopen effective June 5 under the following guidelines:

  • Individuals accessing dog parks must also limit their interactions with dogs outside of their own household
  • Water fountains, benches and other high-touch areas within dog parks remain off limits.


Maintenance Schedule:  Dogbone Meadow closes every Wednesday between the hours of 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.

Dogbone Meadow is the City of Novato's only fenced-in off leash dog park. A .2 mile concrete walking path winds around a large area of sod turf (approximately 1 acre). Other features include agility equipment for dogs to enjoy.

Brian's Place Gentle Play Area is a separate area designated for timid dogs, senior dogs, recovering dogs and small dogs (less than 30 pounds). Friendly dogs of all sizes are welcome in the park.  Park rules.

Water bowls and poop scoopers are available. he Dogbone Meadow Dog Park Renovations project was completed November 3rd, 2018 and included site grading, removal and replacement of irrigation system and lawn, installation of a year-round accessible path around the lawn area, installation of multiple concrete/asphalt pads for new and existing amenities, partial resurfacing of the parking lot to accommodate new walkway and to relocate accessible parking stall, restriping of the parking lot, new fencing and gates, relocation of shade structure and signs, and installation of new site amenities such as drinking fountains and a dog rinse area (no soap permitted).

Friends of Dogbone Meadow: The Friends of Dogbone Meadow is an award-winning support group dedicated to helping defray the cost of maintenance and to improve Novato's largest fully-fenced dog park. The Friends of Dogbone Meadow can be reached at

What does Dogbone stand for? Dog Owners Group Bettering Our Novato Environment.

Helpful Phone Numbers: 
Unlicensed, injured, menacing or threatening dogs: Marin Humane Society 415-883-4621. 
Non medical emergencies: Novato Police 415-897-4361. 
Park Information: City of Novato 415-899-8200.
Facility Issues and Concerns:  City of Novato Maintenance 415-899-8280.


 Dogbone Meadow Sign   after cropped

Have fun, play responsibly, consider others and take care of our park!



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