Public Meetings

Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of every other month. When the meeting date is a holiday, the meeting then moves to the following Monday.

Next meeting is scheduled for October 20, 2014 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Board Chambers, located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 100A, Santa Rosa.

October 20, 2014PDF fileAgenda (36 kB)
August 18, 2014PDF fileAgenda (72 kB)
June 16, 2014PDF fileAgenda (57 KB)
April 21, 2014PDF fileAgenda (38 kB)
February 24, 2014PDF fileAgenda (48 kB)
October 28, 2013 PDF fileAgenda (35 kB)
July 22, 2013 PDF fileAgenda (44 kB)
June 3, 2013PDF fileAgenda (35 kB)
March 18, 2013PDF fileAgenda (64 kB)
January 28, 2013 PDF fileAgenda (109 kB)

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation

The Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation has a new website,, where you will now find information regarding board meetings. For meeting details

Spud Point Marina Advisory Committee

Next meeting scheduled for October 29, 2014 from   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, 1370 Bodega Avenue, Bodega Bay 94923.

October 29, 2014    PDF fileAgenda (128 kB)
July 9, 2014PDF fileAgenda (115 kB)
March 6, 2014PDF fileAgenda (110 kB)
November 13, 2013 PDF fileAgenda (170 kB)
March 14 , 2013PDF fileAgenda (148 kB)

Other Public Meetings

Proposed Sonoma Valley Trail

Please join us for a discussion about the Sonoma Valley Trail Feasibility Study. Three community workshops have been scheduled on the following days to solicit input on the Proposed Sonoma Valley Trail project.

PDF fileCommunity Workshops Flyer (224 kB); PDF fileEn Español (282 kB)

Maddux Ranch Regional Park Community Planning Update

Date & Time: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Maddux Ranch Regional Park, 4655 Lavell Road, Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Regional Parks and the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center are holding a neighborhood and stakeholder meeting to discuss ideas for a Community Garden at Maddux Ranch Regional Park. We will provide general information and current plans for the garden, and solicit comments and ideas from the public.

For further information, please contact Bert Whitaker, Sonoma County Regional Parks at (707) 565-2041. If you need a special accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter or Spanish translation, please let us know at least 48 hours prior to the event.

Planificacion Comunitaria Sobre la Actualizacion del Parque Regional de Maddux Ranch

Fecha y Hora: Martes, 2 de Septiembre 2014 al 6:00 p.m.
Ubicacion: Parque Regional de Maddux Ranch, 4655 Lavell Road, Santa Rosa

Parques Regionals y El Centro de Artes y Ecologia de Occidental estan llevando a cabo una reunion de vecinos para discutir ideas para un jardin comunitaria en el Parque Regional de Maddux Ranch. Vamos a ofrecer informacion general y planes actuals para el jardin, y solicitor comentarios e ideas del public.

Para Obtener mas informacion, por favor contacte a Bert Whitaker al (707) 565-2041. Si necesita ayuda, como un interprete de lenguaje de senas o espanol, por favor haganselo saber por lo menos 48 horas antes del evento.

Proposed Estero Trail Public Meeting

A workshop was held May 8 to discuss the planning process for the Proposed Estero Trail.  Meeting participants shared ideas and provided feedback on potential future uses.  The powerpoint presentation, meeting agenda and meeting summary are posted at the webpage listed below.

The project is in the beginning stages of the process and Sonoma County Regional Parks would like to hear from you on this exciting opportunity for public access to the Estero Americano.

Questions? Visit our Estero Trail (Proposed) Project Page 

Tolay Lake Regional Park Master Plan logoTolay Lake Regional Park Master Plan Community Workshops

Regional Parks and its consultant are evaluating public input for the next public meeting workshop planned for summer 2014.

  • Learn about the Master Plan
  • Consider draft park design and provide comment

Questions? Visit our Tolay Lake Regional Park Master Plan Project Page or email us at

Occidental Community Center Advisory Council Survey & Meetings

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Occidental Community Center Advisory Council (OCCAC) is to represent the community for discussions with Sonoma County Regional Parks about the future of the Occidental Community Center building and site.

Occidental Community Center Survey

In order to fully understand our community’s needs and expectations, and be able to compile valid information to present to the community at-large at a future public meeting, we ask that you participate in this survey—which is just a starting point.  Please provide written comments as well. We greatly appreciate your input; please feel free to have your children and other family members complete their own survey.

PDF fileSurvey Document (33 kB)

Please return the hardcopy surveys by Saturday, May 31, 2014 to:

  1. The Bohemian Market or
  2. Mail to Post Office Box 1011, Occidental, CA 95465 

Public Meetings

OCCAC meetings are generally held the first Tuesday of each month. The next meeting is Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the Occidental Community Center. Please RSVP to Benjamynn Gabriel at and for more information about the Occidental Community Center Advisory Council.

September 9, 2014PDF fileAgenda (revised) (74 kB) 
July 1, 2014PDF fileAgenda (20 kB)PDF fileMinutes (95 kB)
June 2014No MeetingNo Meeting
May 2014 No MeetingNo Meeting
April 8, 2014 PDF fileAgenda (45 kB)PDF fileMinutes (112 kB)
March 4, 2014PDF fileAgenda (48 kB)PDF fileMinutes (73 kB)
February 4, 2014  PDF fileMinutes (124 kB)
January 7, 2014PDF fileAgenda (180 kB) PDF fileMinutes (109 kB)
November 4, 2013 PDF fileMinutes (98 kB)
October 15, 2013PDF fileAgenda (177 kB)PDF fileMinutes (137 kB)
February 25 , 2013 (Meeting #1)PDF fileAgenda (18 kB)  

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