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Crane Creek Regional Park Expansion (Proposed)

View of hill at Crane Creek Regional Park

What & Why?   

This project, a partnership that includes Regional Parks, City of Rohnert Park, and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, would expand Crane Creek Regional Park by an additional 75-acres and extend the existing Copeland Creek Trail from city limits through Sonoma State University to Crane Creek Regional Park. 

The City of Rohnert Park has acquired 128-acres of land that is located off Petaluma Hill Road between Sonoma State University and Crane Creek Regional Park. 

This project will:

  • provide more recreational opportunities for the general public to enjoy,
  • serve as a community separator,
  • protect open space and natural resources,
  • and protect the headwaters of Hinebaugh Creek, a tributary to the ecologically rich and biologically diverse Laguna de Santa Rosa. 

Hinebaugh Creek has potential habitat for the California red-legged frog and the Western pond turtle.

What's Next?

The City of Rohnert Park has acquired 128-acres from University District LLC and will record a conservation easement over the parkland.

The 128-acre property will be subdivided into two lots with the following sizes: 53-acres and 75-acres. The City of Rohnert Park will retain 53-acres for the development of water tanks and future sediment ponds, and will dedicate the remaining 75-acres to Regional Parks for the expansion of Crane Creek Regional Park and construction of the Copeland Creek Trail. 

Location Map for Crane Creek 
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