Ragle Ranch Regional Park

500 Ragle Road, Sebastopol

  • Accessible areas
  • Birding
  • Dog Park
  • Equestrian Trails
  • Hiking/Walking Trails
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Playgrounds

Hours: The park opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at sunset.

Parking: $7 per vehicle for day use.

Dogs: Permitted on leash no longer than 6' in length. License required. No leash required at the Animal Care Center Dog Park.

Accessibility: Paved, wheelchair accessible trails in front area of park and accessible group picnic areas. The Children’s Playground is popular with local children and their parents. This accessible, fully-equipped playground offers school age children stimulating, challenging and fun play as well as opportunities for creative social interaction.

Park & Ranger Phones: Park (707) 823-7262; Ranger (707) 433-1625

This 157-acre park is the site of the annual Gravenstein Apple Fair held in August. This popular event attracts people from all over the Western United States. This park site also contains sports fields for soccer, softball, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, a par course, as well as individual and reservable group picnic areas, walking trails, a children's playground and restroom facilities. The Animal Care Center Dog Park opened July 2006.

The Children's Playground is popular with local children and their parents. This accessible, fully-equipped playground offers school age children stimulating, challenging and fun play as well as opportunities for creative social interaction.

The park features an outstanding grove of oak trees. A nature trail leads to Atascadero Creek, a great site for birdwatching. The park is also the site of a peace garden with a spectacular sculpture created by world-renowned artist, Masayuki Nagase.

Ragle Ranch Regional Park Trails

Length:3.56 miles of trails

Ragle Ranch Regional Park contains 3.56 miles of trail over gently rolling terrain that is comprised of the flood plain of Atascadero Creek. The Hilltop Trail offers views across the watershed towards western Sonoma County, while the Blackberry Trail offers a loop around the perimeter of the meadows. Many of the trails become muddy in wet weather, but drain quickly due to the sandy soils. There are several groves of mature oaks, as well as willow and ash bordering the creek. The hiking trails present excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. Equestrians are welcome on all trails, and the park contains a gravel parking area with potable water for equestrian parking.

Fog to Bog Quest

The Community Clean Water Institute has partnered with the Atascadero/Green Valley Watershed Council and Regional Parks to create a watershed quest in the backcountry of Ragle Ranch Park. A quest is an interactive treasure hunt that teaches people about special places. By going on a quest, you can learn about this seasonal wetland, engage in water-quality observations and have fun while adventuring in this section of the Atascadero/Green Valley watershed.

This quest begins at the top of the park’s Blackberry Trail, near the gazebo. Pick up your quest map there or PDF fileprint out your own (366 kB).

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