If you’re looking for a wonderful park for group outings, Miwok Park in Novato is a great choice. It’s got great set-ups for small or large groups, with many picnic tables clustered together, big barbeque pits, 2 bocce courts, a horseshoe pit, a large lawn for volleyball or badminton, smaller lawns for other activities, and a creek running down one side for wading and splashing.
The park is situated on the site of an actual Miwok village. The Miwoks were a native people of Marin. It is the home of the Marin Museum of the American Indian, which is a small museum and gift shop, with about four small rooms. They have visiting exhibits, the current one being “Jewelry of California and the Southwest”. There are some beautiful pieces, and a number of them are for sale. There is also a Coastal Miwok village diorama and some historical artifacts such as arrowheads, baskets, pottery and photos.
Where: 2200 Novato Boulevard, Novato, CA 94945 (map)
- Tuesday – Friday: 12:00 – 5:00
- Saturday – Sunday: 12:00 – 4:00