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Covid-19 Parks Status Updates

Frequently Asked Questions

Sonoma County Regional Parks are open during the pandemic, though some park facilities and services remain 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 regularly as conditions evolve.

Social Distancing and Face Covering Information

Park visitors must comply with social distancing, hygiene and face covering requirements issued by Sonoma County's health officer:

  • Stay at least 6 feet from others who are not part of your household.
  • Carry a face covering. Coverings must be worn outdoors 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 of Covid-19: a fever over 100 degrees, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, unusual headaches, severe fatigue, chills, gastro-intestinal symptoms and lost sense of smell or taste.
  • Do not use drinking fountains. Bring your own water.
  • Some restrooms might not have hand-washing stations. Please carry your own hand sanitizer. 
  • Pack out your litter to reduce the amount of trash parks staff and visitors may come into contact with.  

Camping

Sonoma County Regional Parks campgrounds are open. Campsites can be reserved one day to one year in advance online or by calling (707) 565-2267 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Reservations are required. First-come, first-served sites are not available.

Please see our Covid-19 campground rules and safety guidelines. (Cabins and group campsites are closed.) 

Sonoma Coast Beaches

Regional Parks' Sonoma Coast parks are open. Barbecues and picnic areas can be used by an individual or a household group only. Group facilities are closed. Note: Doran Regional Park is experiencing a high number of weekend visitors. The park entrance will close when day-use parking fills. Plan to arrive by mid-morning or in late afternoon for the best chance of finding parking. 

Russian River Beaches

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

Recreation Facilities

Closed: Visitor centers, the Spring Lake swimming lagoon, Environmental Discovery Center and other facilities that promote gatherings or feature high-touch surfaces are closed. 

Open: Tennis courts, disc golf courses, basketball courts, pickleball courts and other shared sports facilities can be used by a single individual, members of the same household or organized groups, leagues, camps or childcare providers who comply with social distancing protocols. Playgrounds are open. Dog parks are open, but water is not available. Please bring water for your pet.

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

Barbecues, Picnic Areas, Drinking Fountains

Individual barbecues and picnic sites can be used by an individual or members of the same household. Group barbecues and picnic areas are closed. Drinking fountains are closed. 

Guided Programs and Special Events

Some in-person programs and events have resumed with Covid-safe practices in place. Virtual programming is also available. Please see our activities calendar and "Nearby Nature" page for more information.

Additional Information

For more information about Sonoma County's shelter-in-place health order and other Covid-19 emergency resources, visit SoCoEmergency.org

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