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June 15, 2022

Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino County Partner to Create a Cleaner Coast

Marin, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties are launching a coordinated campaign to provide visitor education and outreach to reduce the amount of litter and waste in coastal regions and watersheds through a three-County memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the non-profit organization Leave No Trace.The ongoing partnership includes coordination with federal and state agencies, federally recognized tribes, non-federally recognized tribes, local jurisdictions and land managers, Sonoma County Tourism, and other community-based groups across all three counties. Read full story


May 27, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Spring Lake Water Park opens Memorial Day Weekend

The water park at Spring Lake Regional Park returns on Saturday, May 28, after a hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. The water park, located in Spring Lake’s chlorinated swimming lagoon, is an inflatable playground featuring floating slides, climbing walls, bridges, balance beams, jumps, an in-water sports court and other fun activities. Read full story


May 25, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve reopens after Glass Fire

New areas of Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve will again be accessible to outdoor enthusiasts seeking to hike, bike, ride or camp in the Mayacamas Mountains when Sonoma County Regional Parks opens the park to wider public access this weekend, May 28-29, following extensive fire clean up and repairs. Read full story


May 25, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach dam will not be installed in 2022

Due to ongoing drought conditions and reduced river flows, Sonoma County Regional Parks is unable to install the summer dam on the Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach in 2022. Read full story


May 16, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Summer shuttle to Russian River beaches returns this month

Sonoma County residents and visitors looking to swim, float or play at two of Sonoma County’s most popular Russian River beaches can avoid the likelihood of full parking lots by taking the Sonoma County Regional Parks River Shuttle this summer. Read full story


March 18, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Prescribed pile-burning operations planned at Foothill Regional Park

Sonoma County Regional Parks, in cooperation with Sonoma County Fire District, is planning a series of weekday pile burns in Foothill Regional Park beginning late March 2022 and continuing into April. Read full story


February 28, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Local parks tax supports $8.3 million in improvements

In the 2020-21 fiscal year, county and municipal park agencies throughout Sonoma County used more than $8.3 million in Measure M – Parks for All funds to expand parklands by nearly 2,500 acres, increase public access to programs and events and adopt a “climate durable” approach to rebuilding parks that have experienced wildfires. Read full story


January 20, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Acquisition expands Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Sonoma County Regional Parks has acquired 120 acres on the western flank of Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve above the Sonoma Valley, a strategic expansion that will preserve scenic views and wildlife habitat, offer new recreation opportunities, and support future wildfire defense. Read full story


January 20, 2022 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Acquisition expands Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Sonoma County Regional Parks has acquired 120 acres on the western flank of Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve above the Sonoma Valley, a strategic expansion that will preserve scenic views and wildlife habitat, offer new recreation opportunities, and support future wildfire defense. Read full story


December 14, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

New trail, parking lot open at Helen Putnam Regional Park

Fans of Helen Putnam Regional Park in Petaluma have more to celebrate with this month's opening of a new entrance and multi-use trail on the north side of the park. The 31-space parking lot on Windsor Drive is 1 mile closer to downtown than the parks southern entrance on Chileno Valley Road and gives visitors access to the new West Wind Trail. Read full story