Learn about your Regional Parks
Connect with Sonoma County Regional Parks by learning more about our funding, natural resources, our mission and the updates we publish in our blog, press releases and newsletter.
Regional Parks' blog helps you discover the parks, plan outdoor adventures, and learn about wildlife and landscapes.
Our monthly Newsletter is an easy way to stay in the loop with the latest Regional Parks news delivered straight to your inbox.
Keep up to date with Regional Parks' press releases and public announcements.
Sonoma County Regional Parks includes more than 50 parks and beaches from Petaluma to Gualala and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Many offer wild landscapes and miles of trails. Others feature sports fields, playgrounds, and campgrounds. Regional Parks also manages the county's largest ocean marina and largest extracurricular environmental education center.
The Sonoma County Parks Foundation raises money for park programs and services, fosters partnerships and advocates on behalf of the parks. Established in 1998, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Our parks are your classroom! Get your students outdoors learning about the natural world around them. A wide range of field trips are available at various locations throughout the county. These hands-on, inquiry-based programs reinforce critical Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Sonoma County voters on Nov. 6, 2018 approved Measure M, a one-eighth cent sales tax that supports Sonoma County’s regional and city parks. Approved by 72.6 percent of voters, the “Sonoma County Parks Improvement, Water Quality and Fire Safety Measure” went into effect in April 2019 and will provide funding for parks for 10 years.
The Future Park properties are lands for which we are developing “master plans” to guide the future amenities and operations at each site. This planning process typically takes about three to five years and includes significant environmental review and community engagement.
Sonoma County is a globally significant “hotspot” for biodiversity, with its Mediterranean climate supporting an array of ecosystems and species. Redwood forests, coastal prairies, oak savannas, rivers, estuaries, and beaches provide habitat and refuge for birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, and more.
Being outdoors provides natural building blocks to healthy bodies, minds and communities. At Sonoma County Regional Parks, we deliver these essential benefits, via community engagement programs and outreach, within a framework of equity, diversity, inclusion and cultural sensitivity.
Regional Parks' mission is to create healthy communities and contribute to the economic vitality of Sonoma County by acquiring, developing, managing and maintaining parks and trails county-wide. Learn about plans to open, expand or improve parks and trails around the county.
Enhance your student's field trips with one or all of these wonderful teaching treasures.
More than 1,000 volunteers donate their time, energy and expertise to Sonoma County Regional Parks each year. Volunteers build trails, maintain campgrounds, staff special events, mend fences, lead hikes, clear brush, and help with much more.