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Josef Hoog Park Fencing

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The Josef Hoog Park Fencing project was completed on Monday, June 26, 2017. For additional project photos please see the photo album posted on Novato Public Works' new Facebook page at:

Repaired Sidewalk

6/7/17 Status Update:
Fence construction and installation is complete and staff is currently working on landscaping, irrigation and sidewalk repair. A time-lapse video of fence construction can be viewed at

During project construction it was discovered that five Liquid Amber trees needed to be removed due to their invasive root systems. The roots are compromising the sidewalk and creating a tripping hazard. The "burrs" or "seed pods" that fall from Liquid Ambers also creates a tripping hazard. Additionally, the tree roots interfered with the installation of the new irrigation system. Maintenance crews will be replanting a total of eight Crepe Myrtle trees to replace the five Liquid Ambers.

Staff anticipate this project will be complete by Monday, June 26.    

Project Overview

Josef Hoog Park Fencing


Installation of concrete 2-rail fence at the park behind the sidewalk along Marin Oaks Drive. The fence chosen for this project will provide benefit of concrete technology with the traditional look and functionality of wood fencing. The proposed fencing system is made from high density concrete and reinforced with steel and fiber mesh giving it durability. Rails and posts will not distort, decay or splinter, saving cost of maintenance and/or replacement.

Staff is also replacing approximately 3 yards of damaged sidewalk, located on the left side of the parking lot.


Josef Hoog Park on Marin Oaks Drive, Novato

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 Map image of Josef Hoog Fencing project location
Project Site Plan


The fence will protect the lawn from vehicles entering the park. The removal of trees and sidewalk repair will eliminate tripping hazards.



Project work began in during the first week of May 2017, and construction is expected to be complete by Monday, June 26, 2017.



Contact Info

Project Manager
Gosia Woodfin, Assistant Engineer

Public Works Department


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