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.
We have a variety of
special events happening that you won't want to miss!
There are unlimited opportunities to recreate and have fun in Novato! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram @NovatoFun to see all of the #NovatoFUN we are having!
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Contact Info, Hours & Locations
Novato Gymnastics Center950 Seventh Street
Novato, CA 94945
Phone: (415) 899-8279
Fax: (415) 897-6395
9am to 5pm
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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Give us two hands up 🙌🏼 if you’re ready for an event filled weekend in Novato!! 🙌🏼 Our Annual 𝐻𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑑𝑎𝑦 𝐶𝑟𝑎𝑓𝑡 𝐹𝑎𝑖𝑟 is at the Margaret Todd Senior Center this Friday from 6-9pm & Saturday from 10am-4pm, 𝗙𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗔𝗗𝗠𝗜𝗦𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡! And Sunday we will be feeding 450 guests at our SOLD OUT ℬ𝓇ℯ𝒶𝓀𝒻𝒶𝓈𝓉 𝒲𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒮𝒶𝓃𝓉𝒶 event at the Downtown Recreation Center! Recreation Staff can’t wait to see your smiling faces and have some #NovatoFun this weekend!! #novatoprcs #novatofunwithsanta #craftsfair #community #holidayevents #downtownnovato #cityofnovato #parksandrecreation
Dec 04 No information for likes
🎄 The Holiday Crafts Faire is Friday and Saturday at Margaret Todd Senior Center. 🎄
There will be more than 55 artisans selling handmade crafts including jewelry, ceramics, specialty foods, wreaths, ornaments, bath and body products and more! One of the Faire co-sponsors, the Novato Garden Club, will be selling fresh greens, wreaths, and swags. The Novato Senior Club, also a Faire co-sponsor, will be selling handcrafted items. There will be entertainment throughout the event and food will be available at our Snack Bar. Admission is free!
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