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Covid-19 Parks Status Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Sonoma County Regional Parks are open during the pandemic, though some facilities and services are closed to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. For more information about visiting parks safely, please see the summaries below and refer to these frequently asked questions.

To learn about allowed uses at specific parks, see this parks status list. The list is updated as conditions evolve.

Social Distancing and Face Covering Information

Park visitors must comply with social distancing and face covering requirements issued by state and county health officials: 

  • Stay at least 6 feet from others who are not part of your household.
  • Carry a face covering. Coverings must be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet from others, such as when passing others on a trail, using restrooms or speaking to parks staff.
  • Do not visit a park if you have any symptom COVID-19.
  • Bring your own water. Drinking fountains are closed.
  • Some restrooms might not have hand-washing stations. Please carry your own hand sanitizer. 
  • Pack out your litter to reduce the amount of trash that parks staff and visitors come into contact with. 

Regional Parks Office

Regional Parks' office is open for in-person service 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Visitors must wear face coverings and follow social distancing protocols. Phone and curbside service is also available by calling (707) 565-2041 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or emailing parks@sonoma-county.org.

Camping

Sonoma County Regional Parks campgrounds are open with social distancing and safety protocols in place. Reservations are required. First-come, first-serve campsites are not available. Spring Lake Park cabin reservations can be made online or by phone for weekends (one household per cabin with a 2-night minimum).

Sonoma Coast Beaches

Regional Parks' Sonoma Coast parks are open. Group campgrounds are closed. Group picnic areas are open on a first come, first use basis with no more than 24 guests from 3 households. Doran Regional Park can be busy on weekends and holidays. The park entrance closes when day-use parking fills. Plan to arrive by mid-morning or in late afternoon for the best chance of finding parking. For live updates on parking lot closures, follow @SonomaParks on Twitter

Recreation Facilities

Open: Playgrounds, dog parks, tennis courts, disc golf courses and other recreation facilities are open for individual, household or small-group use. Face coverings must be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet from members of other households. Organized sports leagues, camps or childcare providers must obtain permits to use Regional Parks' sports facilities. See the state's safety guidelines for recreational sports

Closed: Visitor centers, Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake and some facilities that promote gatherings are closed. 

See this status list for information on closures and allowed uses at specific parks.

Guided Programs and Special Events

In-person programs and guided outings have resumed. Virtual programming also is available. Please see our activities calendar and "Nearby Nature" page for more information.

Barbecues, Picnic Areas, Drinking Fountains

Barbecue and picnic sites are open on a first come, first served basis. Barbecue and picnic sites can be used by an individual, members of a single household or small groups comprised of no more than 24 guests from three households. Face coverings must be worn when you cannot stay 6 feet from members of other households. Drinking fountains are closed. 

Russian River Beaches

Regional Parks' Russian River beaches are open with the following conditions: 

Additional Information

For more information about Sonoma County's coronavirus health guidelines and resources, visit SoCoEmergency.org

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