Parks Celebration Kicks Off 2013 Parks Season

April 16, 2013 in News

Discover Sonoma County's Public Lands with Hikes, Festivals, More

Sonoma County Regional Parks presents Parks Celebration 2013, more than 60 free or low-cost adventures in public parks and open spaces from Earth Day weekend through Memorial Day.

An annual promotion highlighting the many ways to enjoy public lands, Parks Celebration kicks off in the coming week with a family campfire at Riverfront Regional Park, wildflower hikes at Shiloh Ranch and Hood Mountain, a Great Blue Heron walk at Riverfront, a full-moon outing on Taylor Mountain and other events throughout the county.

Parks Celebration marks the start of parks season and is an opportunity to explore Sonoma County's spring beauty and diverse landscapes. During Parks Celebration, you can hike with a naturalist, study the stars, learn local history, take the kids to festivals and enroll in an outdoor fitness classes. You can join Regional Park rangers for wilderness training, beach walks, outdoor cooking lessons and Mothers Day outings. You can join partner organizations for kayak races, picnics, concerts, gardening classes, stewardship projects and specialty hikes at the Jenner Headlands, Willow Creek People Powered Park and other protected properties.

Parks Celebration is organized by Regional Parks and the nonprofit Regional Parks Foundation, with events hosted by Regional Parks, Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, Valley of the Moon Natural History Association, LandPaths, Sonoma Land Trust and other local groups.

Sponsors include Green Valley Consulting Engineers; Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District; California State Parks Foundation; Montgomery Taylor, CPA; Mary’s Pizza Shack; Spaulding, McCullough and Tansil; Applied Building Science; and Moss Adams.

For a complete calendar of events, visit our Parks Celebration page. Events start this weekend (April 20-21) and continue through May 27. For more information, call Regional Parks at (707) 565-2041. 

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