Let's Celebrate!

Join us for Parks Celebration 2014 when we bring you dozens of free events in Sonoma County's parks and open spaces from Earth Day to Memorial Day!

Find your adventure

See the Wildflowers

Discover the spring beauty of your Regional Parks by joining free, guided wildflower walks on Saturday mornings through May 3.

Wildflower Walks

Discover Tolay Lake Regional Park

Join ranger-led hikes of this special park in the hills southeast of Petaluma and learn how to become a regular visitor to Tolay.

Hike April 26

Castles & Kites

Don't miss Castles and Kites on May 3rd, an annual celebration of sandcastle building and kite flying at Doran Beach in Bodega Bay. Kids love this spring tradition!

Come Fly a Kite!


Sonoma County's parks are a destination for hiking, cycling, kayaking, birding and other natural fun. Get active on your own or join a guided outing. Come on out!

Activities Calendar: Join us for family hikes at Spring Lake and ranger walks at Tolay Lake. Interested in volunteering in the parks? Come to a monthly orientation. Visit our activities calendar for details about these and other events.

Discover, Play, Learn

  • Hiking
    With trails leading to beaches, mountains, forests, meadows and lakes, it's easy to discover why Sonoma County is so special. The parks feature trails for all types of adventurers, from paved paths for easy walks to wilderness trails for more strenuous treks. Join a guided outing or explore on your own.
  • Cycling
    Seeing Sonoma County from a bicycle is a must-do. We have flat, paved routes perfect for families and beginning cyclists and single-track trails to challenge experienced off-road riders.
  • Horseback Riding
    The Regional Parks are horse friendly, that's for sure. Equestrians are welcome on trails throughout the county. Climb wooded mountains or gallop across sandy shorelines.
  • Birding
    Sonoma County is a stopover for thousands of migratory birds, and the Regional Parks provide abundant vantage points. Learn more about our bird-watching hot spots.
  • Boating, Paddling, and Fishing
    Explore Sonoma County by water. We have launches on lakes, the Russian River and along the coast and an ocean marina in Bodega Harbor. Fresh and saltwater fishing options are plentiful.
  • Swimming
    Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach or the Spring Lake swimming lagoon are the places to be on summer afternoons. Lifeguards and free admission!

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