Carrington Coast Ranch Park & Preserve
What & Why?
This project includes the acquisition, master planning, and development for initial public access of the Carrington Coast Ranch property as a future regional park and open space preserve. The property is located north of Bodega Bay on Highway 1. Because of its location, scenic vistas, open space value, important natural resources, and potential for recreational access and trail connections, the property was purchased in 2003 by the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space).
Regional Parks has been hosting public preview days at the property to introduce residents and visitors to the sites features and provide opportunities to enjoy the scenic coastal vistas while hiking the 1.1-mile existing trail. This first-hand experience will provide a basic understanding of the property for those wishing to participate in the master planning process. To find out about preview days and register, click on the link below:
View the calendar for upcoming Park Preview Days and Guided Hikes.
Before Carrington Coast Ranch Regional Park and Open Space Preserve can open to the public on a daily basis, Regional Parks will need to complete new cultural and biological resource studies and reports, engage the community in the planning process, prepare a master plan, resource management plan, and environmental document to guide the development of the site and protect natural resources. These documents also help identify and mitigate potential environmental impacts associated with the project. The planning process for a project of this nature typically takes three to five years.
The feasibility of developing camping on the property, including utilities and related infrastructure, will also be explored during the planning process. Regional Parks has enlisted the services of WRA Associates to produce the various documents and plans.
Once the master plan and environmental document have been completed and adopted, preliminary improvement plans for initial public access will be developed and regulatory agency permits secured for bidding and construction.
To participate in an initial public survey for the Carrington Coast Ranch property, click on the link below:
Upcoming events at Carrington Coast Ranch