Mother and daughter exploring spring wildflowers

Explore Spring Wildflowers

Parks are bursting with poppies, lupine and more. Wondering where to go for a hike through nature’s most colorful scenery? Our blog reveals the best spring wildflower walks in Sonoma County.

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Two children in a park

Join us Outdoors

Join us for socially distanced nature hikes, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, day camps, park cleanups and other small-group activities. And we continue to host our "Nearby Nature" virtual programs to keep us connected to the outdoors as we all stay closer to home.

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Foothill Regional Park hiker with dog

Grant Aids Foothill Fire Recovery

The Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation has received a $500,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to help rebuild Foothill Regional Park after the Kincade Fire. This funding will allow us to renovate the 211-acre park with a new “climate-adaptive” design to make it more resilient to future wildfires and offer greater protection to surrounding neighborhoods.

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Helen Putnam in spring

Parks Access

COVID-19: Social distancing and face coverings are required. Campgrounds are open. Hood Mountain Regional Park: Closed due to wildfire damage. Regional Parks Office: Open for walk-in service Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and email and phone service from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parks Status Updates

  • When: May 20, 2021 from 12:00 1:00 PM

    Nature & Nosh—Noontime Webinars
    Explore Sonoma County's environmental history or just learn some new fascinating nature facts. Grab your favorite burrito, pour yourself a refreshing drink and tune in as we have fun sharing all about your parks with fascinating live presentations! Registration is required for this free, virtual event.

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Latest News

  • Published on April 21, 2021

    Sonoma County Tourism along with Sonoma County Regional Parks today announced a partnership with the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics to help ensure visitors who enjoy the region’s parks and other natural resource areas do so responsibly and sustainably.

  • Published on April 21, 2021

    Sonoma Land Trust has closed escrow on the 200-acre Fitzsimmons Ranch, which is an inholding of private land within 2,000-acre Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. The expansion of the park has been a key priority for Sonoma Land Trust, ensuring that future generations of visitors and wildlife can thrive and adapt in this important corridor of the Mayacamas Mountains.

  • Published on March 18, 2021

    Sonoma County Regional Parks has completed and opened an extension to the regional West County Trail in downtown Forestville, greatly improving public access and safety, and officially linking the community to Graton, Sebastopol and Santa Rosa via a paved non-motorized, multi-use path.