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April 2024 Newsletter

Spring wildflowers at Tolay Lake Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

All things spring

Spring in Sonoma County is a vibrant, Technicolor experience. We invite you outside to discover new-to-you trails, wonderful wildflowers and panoramic picnic spots. Check out our spring blogs for inspiration and start planning your next outdoor adventure.

Download our free wildflower guide

See what's popping

Each spring, Sonoma County's parks burst with a vibrant display of wildflowers and your regional park trails give you a front row seat to the show. You're sure to see flowers in any park you visit this time of year, although parks such as Crane Creek, Foothill, North Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma Valley and Taylor Mountain are notable for their abundant spring blooms. Be sure to download our free wildflower guide for easy identification at

Every day is Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day

Ready to roll up your sleeves for Earth Month? We've got oodles of opportunities to make a positive impact on the planet, such as Earth Day creek cleanups at Maxwell Farms, Larson Park or the Colgan Creek Trail. Or pull invasive plants from the Doran dunes or help beautify Andy's Unity Park. Take it one step further: Get Leave No Trace certified to help spread the word about low-impact outdoor recreation now and for the future.

Splash into Junior Guard camp

Splash into Junior Guard camp

This summer, kids ages 10-14 can make a splash at Junior Guard Camp! They'll learn vital water safety skills like swimming rescue, boat safety and first aid, plus partake in fun activities such as paddleboarding and time on Spring Lake's inflatable Water Park. New this year, a "New Swimmer" Junior Guard Camp helps beginners build water confidence.

Featured events

Fire and ecosystems

Fire and Ecosystems

Witness the post-fire spring bloom during this hike at Foothill Regional Park on Saturday, April 13, 9-11 a.m. In the few years since the Kincade Fire swept through, the landscape has bounced back with new growth. Learn about the natural cycle of fire, ecological recovery and discover how fire plays a vital role in Sonoma County's ecosystems.

Bluff top traverse

Bluff Top Traverse

Live life on the edge! On Saturday, April 20, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., join us for an intermediate hike and enjoy beautiful vistas of the North Sonoma coast as we traverse the bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Gualala Point Regional Park. Keep an eye out for migrating whales and other wildlife.

Asanas outside yoga

Asanas Outside Yoga

Enjoy the benefits of being outdoors while practicing yoga on Saturday, April 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Riverfront Regional Park. Breathe in the fresh air as you move through asana sequences for strength building and gentle stretching, breathwork and meditation. This is a vinyasa/hatha style mixed-level class. Check the calendar for more dates.

Bodega Bay Fish Fest

Bodega Bay Fish Fest

On May 4-5, the annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival returns to Westside Regional Park. This family-friendly celebration of maritime merriment features art, local food, wine and beer tasting, live music and entertainment, plus the traditional Blessing of the Fleet and wooden boat challenge. Proceeds benefit Bodega Bay community services. Leashed pets welcome. Tickets $16-30 at

Choose your own adventure


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Sonoma County Regional Parks
2300 County Center Drive, Suite 120A, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
(707) 565-2041

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