Parks Celebration: 50 Free Adventures from Earth Day to Memorial Day

April 16, 2015 in News

A full moon hike on Sonoma Mountain. Camping in the hills of Helen Putnam Park. Stand-up paddling on the Russian River. Regional Parks and its partners are celebrating the spring beauty of Sonoma County's parks and open spaces by hosting these and dozens of other free adventures from Earth Day, April 22, through Memorial Day, May 25.

This annual "Parks Celebration" is an invitation to rediscover favorite parks and explore new lands. Rangers and naturalists are leading specialty hikes, kayak tours, wilderness training, bird walks, stand up paddling trips, and other outings at regional parks like Riverfront and Doran, state parks like Annadel and Sugarloaf, and open spaces like the Jenner Headlands and Pole Mountain.

Parks Celebration kicks off with the following events, with a full list of activities available at sonomacountyparks.org .

Earth Day Celebration - April 22
Spring Lake's Environmental Discovery Center

Sunset and Wildflower Walk - April 23
Tolay Creek Ranch

Sonoma Creek to Peak Walk - April 25
Maxwell Farms Regional Park to Overlook Trail

Seabird Viewing - April 26
Gualala Point Regional Park

Intro Backpacking - April 29
Helen Putnam Regional Park

Kayak with a Ranger - April 29
Riverfront Regional Park

Wilderness Survival Skills - May 2
Ragle Range Regional Park

Parks Celebration 2015 is organized by Regional Parks and the Regional Parks Foundation. Sponsors include Green Valley Consulting Engineers, Whole Foods Market, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, Parks Alliance for Sonoma County, Sonoma County Water Agency, Sonoma Land Trust, Mary's Pizza Shack, Spring Lake Village, Shutterbug Camera Shops and EBA Engineering.

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