• 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 Sonoma County's Regional Parks' river beaches in the summer. They share information about staying safe on the water and help swimmers avoid dangerous situations.

During the summer, life vests are often available daily for free self-checkout at river beaches and are highly recommended 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