Regional Parks Foundation

Established in 1998, the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation raises money, fosters partnerships and advocates on behalf of Sonoma County Regional Parks.  The Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides key support for programs and projects in the 56+ parks and trails in our Regional Parks system.

Current priority campaigns of the Parks Foundation are:

  • Fundraising to match a $50,000 challenge grant for renovation and improvements at Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma. For details
  • Helping secure a $1.7 million Federal grant to Regional Parks for 8 miles of new trails at Taylor Mountain by raising $80,000 in local matching funds. For details

The Parks Foundation also provides significant annual support for ongoing parks programs, including scholarships to Spring Lake’s Environmental Discovery Center and other county park field trips, the Russian River Water Safety Patrol and Vamos a Nadar swim lessons for children.

Through sponsorships and individual donations, the Foundation helps fund diverse experiences in parks, such as the Trails Challenge, Tolay Fall Festival, Healdsburg Water Carnival, and Spring Lake Water Bark.

To get involved or contribute to the Parks Foundation, visit sonomacountyparksfoundation.org.

Contact the Foundation

Executive Director:

Melissa Kelley
Call:  (707) 565-2041
Email:  Melissa Kelley 
Website:  Parks Foundation

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