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June 2024 Newsletter

Spring Lake Water Park

Splash into summer activities

Summer's here, and it's time to get outside and explore! We've got a new lineup of activities for kids, outings for seniors, previews of future parks, night hikes, volunteer opportunities and more! And it's not too late to snag a spot in a summer camp.


Park Previews
Outdoor Skills

Talks and Walks
Dog Friendly

Celebrate Pride all summer

Celebrate Pride all summer

There's just too much in one month, so we’re hosting Pride activities all summer! Join us for a special series of Rainbow Hikes and Paddles: We'll bounce, swim and picnic at the Spring Lake Water Park, learn to kayak on Lake Benoist at Riverfront Regional Park and explore the coast at Pinnacle Gulch in partnership with Positive Images community center. Check out the complete slate of Rainbow activities we have in store this summer!

Summer camps

Swim, explore at summer camp

There are still a few spots left in our popular Discovery and Junior Guard summer camps, perfect for kids who love the outdoors and want to make new friends this summer. Register today!

At Discovery Camp, kids will explore the natural world of Spring Lake Regional Park through games, arts and crafts, journaling and outdoor adventures.

If they're ready for a splashing good time, our Junior Guard camps will introduce them to essential lifeguarding and team-building skills. Who knows, they might just discover a new passion.

Plan your Spring Lake fun


Make a splash at the lagoon

Spring Lake's swimming lagoon is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, with lifeguards on duty and free loaner life jackets available. As always, swimming is free; no reservations needed.

Spring Lake Cafe

Picnic at the Spring Lake Café

The new Spring Lake Café at the swimming lagoon is open noon - 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays, serving hamburgers, Impossible burgers, hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, ice cream, beer and wine. Weekend specials include chicken tacos and grilled oysters.

Water Park TicketsFor those who like a little challenge, the Water Park at the swimming lagoon is also open daily, with 2-hour sessions at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per session.

Boat and SUP rentalsOn Spring Lake, kayak and paddleboard rentals are available from 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Hourly rates are $14-$18. We recommend reserving online, but walk-up rentals are an option, too.

Headed to the Russian River?

Know before you go

Know before you go

Floating down the Russian River is one of Sonoma County's most popular summer activities. But a tubing adventure can go flat in no time if you don't plan ahead. Here are our do's and don'ts for a successful float trip. 

Ride the river shuttle

Ride the River Shuttle

Avoid weekend parking headaches and reduce your carbon footprint by riding Regional Parks River Shuttle to Steelhead and Sunset beaches. All-day tickets are only $5, and kids ride free. New this year: a shuttle connection from the SMART train and tube rentals at Steelhead Beach!

Wright Hill Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Help shape a future coastal park

We're creating a master plan to guide the future recreation opportunities, educational uses and land management at Wright Hill Regional Park and Open Space Preserve on the Sonoma Coast. This park is not yet open to the public, and we need your input to shape its development. Please take a quick online survey by July 31 and share your feedback on trail design, camping options and access for dogs, equestrians and cyclists.

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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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