Sonoma County Regional Parks is requesting community input on its proposed plan to create a Russian River access park near Cloverdale. The Russian River Parkway’s draft master plan will guide the development and management of the future 19-acre north county river park. Regional Parks invites the public to review the project presentation at russianriverpkwy.com and provide comments through June 30, 2021.
Sonoma County Regional Parks Takes Ownership of 1,200 Acres for Mark West Creek Regional Park and Open Space Preserve
Explore the new Mark West Creek Regional Park & Preserve property during our 2020 park preview days. The park is not yet open to the public, but on preview days, you're welcome to hike the site and learn more about its special features.
Westside Park Boat Launch has reopened following work to improve low tide launch access and comply with regulatory permit conditions. The work consisted of resetting the concrete boat ramp panels, and extending the ramp down an additional 4 feet in order to improve access during low tide. The boat launch is now open and ready for recreational crab season.
Construction of facility improvements is scheduled to begin on October 31, 2017. The park will be closed during construction, which is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2018.
On September 12, 2017, the County of Sonoma Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve the Master Plan and adopt the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Monitoring Program for the Sonoma Valley Regional Park Expansion.
On July 11, 2017, the construction contract was awarded to G.D. Nielson Construction, Inc. in the amount of $468,832. The contract includes paving 0.42 miles of trail and a new wooden pedestrian and bicycle bridge. Construction started on July 14 and is scheduled to be completed by October 4, 2017.
Bellingham Marine Industries, Inc. will be returning to Bodega Bay to reset the concrete boat ramp panels at Westside Regional Park to form a tighter fit and extend the ramp down an additional 4 feet to improve low tide launch access.
Regional Parks hosted a community meeting on July 12 to present and receive feedback on the draft Master Plan update for Maxwell Farms Regional Park. The plan is available here and public comments are welcomed by August 4 to planner Scott Wilkinson (see contact info at right).
Regional Parks is seeking public input on a proposed mitigated negative declaration/initial study for the Sonoma Valley Regional Park Expansion Master Plan. Comments on the adequacy of the study’s environmental analysis will be accepted through June 12, 2017.
Sonoma County Regional Parks is developing a master plan for future recreation opportunities and environmental protections for North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. The plan will serve as a guide for the park and preserve’s management and will consider the potential for additional public access, including a trail to the mountain peak.