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View to south under clouds at Doran Beach

Doran Regional Park

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Helen Putnam ridgetop Hiker

Helen Putnam Regional Park

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Riverfront Regional Park

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Spring Lake Water Park

The Water Park is back!

The Water Park at Spring Lake is back! Part playground and part obstacle course, the swimming lagoon's inflatable water park is open daily for the season. New this summer are morning and afternoon sessions and online registration that lets you reserve your water park admission in advance.

Learn more about the Water Park


Girls tubing at Steelhead Beach

Regional Parks River Shuttle returns

Ride the Regional Parks River Shuttle and avoid the weekend parking crunch at two of the most popular Russian River beaches. For $5, you can park at Tom Schopflin Fields in Santa Rosa and ride roundtrip to Steelhead or Sunset beaches in Forestville. Service runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through Labor Day.

Plan your shuttle trip


View from Gunsight Rock at Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Hood Mountain: Los Alamos Entrance is Open

Newly reopened areas include the park's northwest entrance and parking lot on Los Alamos Road, and Hood Mountain Trail leading to Hood Mountain’s 2,730-foot summit. On the south side of the park, accessed via Pythian Road, the Merganser Pond backcountry campground has reopened, along with the lower equestrian parking lot and nearby trails such as Panorama Ranch Trail and Orchard Meadow Trail.

Visit Hood Mountain


Helen Putnam Regional Park - West Wind Trail

See What's New at Helen Putnam

Celebrate the improved Helen Putnam Regional Park! Visit anytime through June to enjoy a self-guided tour of the new and renovated trails and other investments at this popular park.

Take a Self-Guided Tour


Family Bird Watching

Connect with Nature

Join us for guided hikes, kayaking, day camps, park cleanups and other group outings and activities in the parks.

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