Doran Park Road Improvements Planned for Oct. 14-24

September 16, 2013 in News

Doran Regional Park will be closed for 11 days in October while the main road through the park is repaved. A new surface will be applied to Doran Park-Doran Beach Road from Oct. 14 through Oct. 24. The project will stretch from Highway 1 to the Jetty Day Use Area at the park’s west end.

Nearly 2 miles of pavement will be removed and replaced with new asphalt, striping and markers. By closing the park, crews can work more efficiently and complete the project faster than if repairs were done during public hours. Ghilotti Construction of Santa Rosa was to do the work at a cost of $587,000.

Improving the park road has been a priority for Regional Parks for some time and was made possible when the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors last year included Doran in a plan to fund various county road repairs. Doran Park was among a dozen road projects selected because of their importance to the local economy.

Located on a spit separating Bodega Harbor and Bodega Bay, Doran is one of the busiest parks in Sonoma County. About 400,000 people visit each year, with many coming from the greater Bay Area, Sacramento and the Central Valley. The park is a popular destination for RV and tent camping, fishing, boating, birding, water sports, picnicking, and other activities. Doran has more than 100 year-round campsites, a long, sheltered beach, a rock jetty, and a launch for boats up to 20 feet. Doran Beach also is dog and horse friendly.

The park is scheduled to reopen Friday, Oct. 25. For more information, visit the Doran Park page at SonomaCountyParks.org or call Regional Parks at (707) 565-2241.

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