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Novato Park Restrictions and Closures Effective May 4

Post Date:05/01/2020 2:00 PM

On April 29, 2020, the County of Marin ordered an extension of the current Shelter in Place order through May 31 while reducing some restrictions already in place. This new order includes an extension of the Park Closure Order with some exceptions that will take effect on Monday, May 4, 2020. These measures remain in place to continue to protect the health and safety of our community.

Per this new order, Novato’s parks and open space remain closed to motorized access, except for disabled individuals with vehicles possessing current and valid disabled person parking placards or license plates. “Disabled Parking Only” signage will remain posted at the parking lot entrances of Novato’s four largest parks: Pioneer, Miwok, Hoog and Hamilton Amphitheater, as well as the Novato Skate Park.

On Monday, May 4, Novato’s skate park, ball fields and courts will reopen. Community members may play sports in small groups as long as they do not share a ball or equipment with anyone outside of their own household.

Please continue to avoid traveling by car, and instead walk, bike or use other non-motorized means to get to your local outdoor recreation area. Keep in mind that per Marin’s County’s Order, the following areas remain closed to the public:

  • Dog parks
  • Parking lots at all public parks, except for disabled individuals possessing current and valid placards or plates
  • Playgrounds
  • Picnic areas
  • Park restrooms

Please continue to practice social distancing and wear required face coverings in public settings. Marin’s Public Health Order concerning use of face coverings does not presently have an end date and will remain in place until further notice.

Thank you for continuing to do your part to help your community.

Stay Informed

Visit the City of Novato COVID-19 webpage at novato.org/coronavirus to sign up for email or text message updates from the City, as well as for information on impacts to City services, City facility closures and cancelled and postponed events, what to do if you are feeling sick, and tips on how to reduce your risk of exposure.

Novato businesses and workers impacted by COVID-19, visit novato.org/COVID19biz for a listing of resources including information regarding unemployment, disability and paid family leave benefits; small business loans and grants; tax assistance; non-profit support; as well as information on workplace health and safety. Additionally, applications are now being accepted for the Novato Small Business Relief Fund Grant through May 10, 2020 at 5pm.

For up-to-date information on what other local agencies are doing in response to COVID-19, please visit the following websites:

Marin Health and Human Services: marinhhs.org/coronavirus
Novato Unified School District: nusd.org/coronavirus-covid-19
North Marin Water District: nmwd.com
Novato Sanitary District: novatosan.com
Marin Transit: marintransit.org
Golden Gate Transit: goldengate.org/district/news-media
SMART: sonomamarintrain.org

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