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The City of Napa Parks and Recreation Services Department provides residents with access to more than 48 parks that cover 800 acres of park land. The City’s park system consists of a variety of recreation attractions, such as parks, open space, playgrounds, sport fields, a golf course, the Napa River and milesof natural and paved trails for walking, biking and hiking. In addition to parkland resources, the Parks and Recreation staff maintains over 21 acres of landscaped areas throughout the city.
Click on the following links to see the variety of recreational amenities and information:
Park Amenities Matrix PDF
Parks Locator Map PDF
Adopt A Park / Volunteer/Memorial Programs
Park and Facilities Master Plan
Kennedy Park Site Master Plan RFQ - Click Here
PARKS USE AND INFORMATION
In order to ensure that parks, open spaces and trails are preserved for all to enjoy, use of these areas are regulated through section 12.36 of the Napa Municpal Code. Some of the key regulations are highlighted here:
- Dogs are allowed in City parks and trails - Chapter 6.04.170 and 12.36.190 states that dogs are allowed in any park or on any trail as long as the dog is controlled on a leash not to exceed six feet in length. Section 6.04.170 sets forth certain exceptions to this requirement, and specifically authorizes the City Council to designate off-leash areas within parks by resolution. Areas at Alston, Shurtleff and undeveloped areas of Kennedy Park are the only off leash parks. Dogs are also prohibited in any playground or tot lot.
- Alcohol - Alcohol is only allowed at Kennedy Park in designated picnic sites by special permit. Permits may be only granted to individuals that reserve a designated picnic site.
- Jump Houses - Jump houses and inflatable structures of any type are prohibited in all City parks and recreation areas do to safety. Exceptions are only made for large special events and through an approval and permit process.
- Amplified music – A permit is required for any person wanting to have amplified music in a City park. Applications will need to be made 30 days in advance and will take into account the location, number of people and how it will affect other users and neighboring property owners. Strict time and sound level restrictions will be enforced. The Department will only approve permits that meet this criteria and in designated parks.
- Barbeques in park - Fires are prohibited in all parks. The only exception is to have a fire is in a designated barbeque area for food preparation. Signs will be posted in parks with designated barbeque areas. You can refer to the park locator link that indicates which parks have designated Barbeque areas.
- Skateboards or skates – Skateboards, roller skates, and inline skates are only allowed in specific parks or areas maintained specifically for this use. Persons are also required to wear the appropriate protective padding and a helmet. Areas that allow skateboarding are indicated in the parks locator.
- Bicycles are allowed on designated trails throughout the park system. Napa Valley Car Free offers countywide cycling opportunities.
For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Services Department at 707-257-9529. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (closed for lunch 12:30-1:30). The office is closed on weekends and major holidays.
Reservations for spaces at Kennedy Park, Fuller Park, O'Brien Park, Dry Creek Park, and Playground Fantastico are available for groups of 15 or more. All parks offer picnic tables, barbecue sites and playgrounds. Kennedy Park also features softball fields, two sand volleyball courts, a formal garden, and the Pelusi Building, which is available for rent. For more information on reservations, fees, and deposits, see the Facility Rentals page, call the Parks and Receation Sevices Department at 707-257-9529, or stop into the office at 1100 West Street. Reservations are accepted Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm. Office is closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm.
To see potential reservation sites click on the following links for maps of each area:
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PROGRAMS THAT BENEFIT PARKS & RECREATIONAL AREAS
The City offers a number of programs that benefit parks and trails throughout the community. From planting trees and beautifying areas to installing benches and playground equipment. These programs offer participants an opportunity to give back to their community. Two of these programs are described below.
The first program is the Adopt-A-Park program. Individual volunteers or community groups can choose to perform a variety of tasks in one of our parks or recreation areas. Those who participate in this program work with Parks staff to adopt an area or park to provide some level of community service to this area. For more download an application packet: Adopt-A-Park or Trail application
Adopt-A-Park or Trail program
Memorial Tree or Bench Program
The second program is the memorial tree and bench program. Participants utilize this program to memorialize a friend, family member, or organization through a new bench or tree to be located in a park or along a trail. For more information download an application packet: Memorial Tree or Bench Program Application
The department also works closely with local schools and service clubs who perform volunteer services for one day or recurring events in our parks. We also work closely with local scouts on merit projects. If you are a school, service club, or local scout who is interested in coordinating an event or project please contact Dave Perazzo at (707) 257-9529.
New Tech Lends a hand 2013 - Click to see the students effort at Alston Park - Tech Lends a Hand 2013
New Tech students Tree Planting 2012 - Click on the link to see their video Tech Lends a Hand 2012
River School Students working at Fantastico -Click on the link to view their website Project Fantastico
Below is an example of an Eagle Scout project performed at Alston Park. Click on the link to see the video Bridge at Alston Park
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New Napa Skate Park
The City of Napa will soon be embarking on the design and construction of the new Napa Skate park. Stay tuned for updates for this project.
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Kennedy Park Site Master Plan RFQ
The City of Napa is request is Statement of Qualifications (SOQ’s) from qualified persons/firm to develop a Site Master Plan for future improvements of John F. Kennedy (JFK) Park.
Click here to obtain a copy of the RFQ Packet
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Park and Facilities Master Plan
The Park and Facilities Master Plan provides a road map for providing high quality parks and recreation facilities for residents and visitors to the City of Napa. This plan includes a detailed examination of existing park sites and recreation facilities, providing the basis for an in-depth community discussion and analysis of the needs and priorities of park users. Community involvement in the planning process has built momentum and support for parks and recreation services as a key factor in Napa’s quality of life. The resulting recommendations lay out a path to a first class park and recreation system that realizes the personal, community, economic, and environmental benefits of parks and recreation. Recognizing that this path will not be straight or short, the plan provides tools to guide decision making and project implementation over the next fifteen years and beyond.
Appendix A-Inventory and Park Profiles
Appendix B-Capitol Cost Model
Appendix C-Potential Funding Sources
Appendix D- Refrence Maps
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