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Welcome to the City of Novato's Parks and Facilities Page

Whether you are a first time visitor or a regular guest, we hope that you enjoy the many parks and facilities that the City of Novato's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has to offer. From creekside picnic tables and Bay Trail walkways to bocce ball courts and soccer fields, we have a wide variety of parks and facilities that are available for you to enjoy.

If you are interested in renting a park or facility for your special event, please take a look at the many venues listed below for more information. Whether you're planning a family reunion for hundreds of relatives or an intimate birthday party for your toddler, we're sure to have something that will create the perfect atmosphere for your event. 

If you would like to rent a park or facility, please complete a rental application, which can be found online here, and submit it to one of our two customer service locations (listed below) with your deposit and application fee. Applications are reviewed within four business days. Please note that applications are not considered approved until a facility use contract has been issued.

The contract will itemize fees, list the balance due, as well as list required insurance/permits, and conditions of use that the renter must obtain and adhere to. Final payment, room set-up form, required insurance/permits and other documents must be submitted at least 10 business days prior to the event. The deposit is refundable after final assessment of cleaning and staff costs.

General Rental Information:

Facility use hours are 8:00am to midnight (unless prior arrangements have been made) per facility.

Alcoholic beverages may be consumed only in designated areas if the proper endorsements/permits are obtained in advance.

Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed on public sidewalks, in parking areas, or on streets. Any event where alcohol is consumed must not exceed five (5) hours of event time.

If the deposit was paid by cash or check, the refund check will be mailed. This process takes approximately three weeks. If the deposit was paid by credit card, the refund will be applied back to the card.

The deposit and rental fee for cancelled reservations at least 20 days prior to the event will be fully refunded. Cancellations requested less than 20 days prior to the event will be charged a fee equal to 50 percent (50%) of the deposit. 

You can submit your rental application at one of the Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services Customer Service Locations:

Margaret Todd Senior Center: 1560 Hill Road, Novato. (415) 899-8290

Novato Gymnastics Center: 950 Seventh Street, Novato. (415) 899-8279



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