The past six years have been a period of especially rapid expansion as we've worked to meet the growing demand for outdoor recreation services and land protections.
We've opened four major parks and trails in the past several years - Taylor Mountain, North Sonoma Mountain, the Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail, and the Coastal Prairie Trail - and added to parks like Hood Mountain, Sonoma Valley and Tolay Lake.
We've initiated major projects, such as designing Andy's Unity Park, studying the feasibility of the proposed Sonoma Valley bike and pedestrian trail, and planning the expanded trail network at Taylor Mountain.
We also have worked to become more financially self-sufficient. Today, more than 25,000 people support the parks by purchasing annual memberships. Daily parking fees, camping fees, program registrations, grants and donations also help sustain the parks system.