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 has been rescheduled for August 24, 2015 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Board Chambers , located at 575 Administration Drive, Room 100A, Santa Rosa .

DateAgenda
May 18, 2015PDF fileAgenda (29 kB)
March 16, 2015PDF fileAgenda  (38 kB)
January 26, 2015PDF fileAgenda (56 kB)

Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation

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

Spud Point Marina Advisory Committee

Next meeting is scheduled for August 13, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m at the Bodega Bay Grange Hall, located at  1370 Bodega Ave. Bodega Bay, CA 94923 .

DateAgenda
August 13, 2015PDF fileAgenda (116 kB)

Other Public Meetings

Shaw Park Community Meeting - Potential for an Off Leash Dog Area

Date:   Monday, August 10, 2015
Time:  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location:   Shaw Park Parking lot / picnic area

Purpose of the Meeting

Regional Parks would like to collect input from park neighbors and the Kenwood community regarding the potential for permitting off leash dogs at Shaw Park.

The presentation by Regional Parks will include:

  • Brief history of Shaw Park
  • Explanation of the process
  • Considerations and concerns
  • Public comments and Q & A
  • Next Steps

Background

Sonoma County Regional Parks has received numerous requests to consider providing some use of Shaw Park for off leash dogs. This 5 acre neighborhood park features a soccer field, picnic area and playground. For many years the Kenwood Soccer Association utilized this location for youth soccer programs and assisted Regional Parks with field maintenance during the soccer season.  Kenwood Soccer Association no longer utilizes Shaw Park for practices or games and presently there are no other organized soccer leagues reserving the field.  The field is occasionally used by non league groups and individuals for informal games and practice.

"Off leash dog areas" are sites that have a shared use with sports or other recreational activities. Conversely, a dog park is exclusively for dog use.

Off leash dog areas typically include:

  • Posted hours when dogs are permitted off leash
  • Clear boundaries (that may or may not be fenced)
  • Minimal infrastructure (dog bag dispenser, trash cans)
  • Compatibility with other park uses (athletic field, playground, picnic area)
  • Posted rules and regulations  

How to Participate

Regional Parks has developed a brief survey and is requesting feedback from the Kenwood community to gauge support for this project, preferences on how it would be implemented and understand any concerns residents may have. This survey has been mailed to residents within ¼ mile of the park and will be available at the meeting on August 10 th .

For more information or to submit any written comments please contact Bert Whitaker, Park Manager at (707) 565-2041 or bert.whitaker@sonoma-county.org .

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