• Russian River patrol fitting boy with life vest

Russian River Patrol

The award-winning Russian River safety patrol is a roving team of lifeguards and rangers who visit the beaches at Sunset, Steelhead, Forestville, and Del Rio Woods regional parks each weekend during the summer. They help fit visitors with free loaner life vests for the day and share information about staying safe on the water.

The life vests are available daily for self-checkout at the beaches and are highly recommended on the river because of unseen hazards and changing conditions.

Regional Parks thanks the following sponsors:  

  • Sonoma County Water Agency
  • Brush Bernard Certified Public Accountants
  • Syar Industries
  • Calpine
  • The Heck Foundation
  • Community Foundation Sonoma County
  • The Ratto Group