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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


October 13, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Free Holiday Parking at Regional Parks for Veterans and Active Duty Military

In honor of Veterans Day, military members, veterans andtheir families can receive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks onthe holiday and weekend, Nov. 11 through Nov. 14, 2021.  Active dutymilitary, veterans and their families can visit county-managed parks and trailswith a special pass that waives the $7 day-use parking fee. Passes must beobtained in advance from the offices of Sonoma County Regional Parks, SonomaCounty Veterans Services or the Santa Rosa VA Clinic. Read full story


September 7, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Construction begins for Guerneville River Park boat launch area, project also upgrading downtown regional park

The community of Guerneville will soon get its first public boat launch as part of Sonoma County Regional Parks’ effort to expand river access and public recreation on the Russian River. Construction of the launch area for non-motorized watercraft began in August at Guerneville River Park. Read full story


September 7, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Construction begins for Guerneville River Park boat launch area, project also upgrading downtown regional park

The community of Guerneville will soon get its first public boat launch as part of Sonoma County Regional Parks’ effort to expand river access and public recreation on the Russian River. Construction of the launch area for non-motorized watercraft began in August at Guerneville River Park. Read full story


August 23, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Another New Regional Park and Open Space Preserve Coming to Sonoma Coast

This month the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag & Open Space) will transfer ownership of a 1,236-acre coastal property to Sonoma County Regional Parks. This land, owned and managed by Ag & Open Space as Wright Hill Ranch, will eventually open to the public as a regional park and open space preserve adjacent to the Red Hill portion of Sonoma Coast State Park, just south of where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. Read full story


February 8, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks releases first annual report for Measure M parks sales tax

A report on the first year of the local Measure M – Parks for All sales tax spending is now available and summarizes the various ways Sonoma County and its nine cities allocated $12.4 million in new funding to expand and improve parks in the 2019-20 fiscal year. Read full story


February 2, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Firstnature-inspired play area in south Santa Rosa opens to the public

Sonoma County Regional Parks has constructed and opened a nature-inspired outdoor play area where kids and families can connect with the natural world at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. Read full story


December 30, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

New Park and Open Space Preserve Coming to Sonoma Coast

The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (Ag + Open Space), a special district dedicated to protecting our working and natural lands forever, transferred ownership of a 335-acre coastal property to Sonoma County Regional Parks. This land, known as Carrington Coast Ranch, will eventually open to the public as a regional park and open space preserve just north of Salmon Creek. Read full story


November 9, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks purchases 500 acres near Monte Rio

Sonoma County Regional Parks has acquired more than 500 acres in Monte Rio through a collaborative effort to preserve critical coastal range forest and create a diverse trail system in what will be the first regional park for this part of the county. Read full story


October 30, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Shaded fuel break to be constructed in Sonoma Valley Regional Park

On Wednesday, Nov. 11, Sonoma County Regional Parks will begin construction of a shaded fuel break in Sonoma Valley Regional Park in an effort to improve forest health, promote park resiliency, and modulate the severity of future wildfires. Read full story