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:
In order to insure 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;
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 rental. For more information on reservations, fees, and deposits, see the Facility Rentals page , call the Parks & Receation Sevices Department at 707-257-9529 or stop in to 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;
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.
Adopt-A-Park or Trail program
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 recreational 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
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 who perform volunteer services for one day or reocurring events in our parks. If your school or class is interested in coordinating such an event please contact Dave Perazzo at (707) 257-9234.
New Tech students Tree Planting 2012 - Click on the link to see their video New Tech Lends a Hand
River School Students working at Fantastico -Click on the link to view their website Project Fantastico
New Napa Skate Park - RFQ
The Parks and Recreation Services Department works closely with the Public Works and other City Departments on projects related to parks and facilities. Below is information on some of the projects in some stage of design or under construction.
Parks Playground Update Project
The City of Napa has is responsible for the care, inspection and maintenance of playground equipment and structures in 33 City parks. The equipment is provided for children in the 2-5 and 5 -12 year old age categories. Through a comprehensive safety inspection program, Parks staff assures that equipment is safe and functional for park users. Even with this high level of maintenance equipment has to be replaced as components wear and regulations are updated. This project will update 11 park play areas with new equipment, safety surfacing and provide updated ADA access. The project is scheduled for late spring. The following design are for the 10 parks. The eleventh site will include the replacement of the swing structures at Playground Fantastico. As these are in draft form final colors and equipment components may change. The project is scheduled to start August 20 with Dry Creek Park and finish in October with Fariveiw Park. For more specific questions please contact us at 707-257-9529
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. The 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.