May 19 Planning Workshop for Hood Mountain Regional Park Expansion

May 11, 2016 in News

Sonoma County Regional Parks invites residents to help shape the future of Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve at a May 19 planning workshop.  Public feedback is sought on a draft master plan that identifies recreation and preservation priorities for a recent 247-acre addition to the park. The workshop is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. at Kenwood Firehouse, 9045 Sonoma Highway, with an open house from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

The planning area focuses on an area referred to as the Lawson Addition. Added to the park in 2014, the property features oak woodlands, grasslands, mixed evergreen forest, and riparian chaparral/Sargent cypress woodland. A prominent ridgeline offers views of the Sonoma Valley and beyond. The property includes several special-status plants and significant cultural resources. The property’s rugged backcountry provides an opportunity for new multi-use trails and greater connectivity to existing trails within the park.

This will be the last public workshop for the master plan update. Regional Parks expects to bring a final draft master plan to the Board of Supervisors for approval in early 2017.

More details are available on the Hood Mountain planning page


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