Boaters, anglers and other river recreation enthusiasts may now begin or end their adventures onthe Russian River near the downtown area of Guerneville, as Sonoma County Regional Parks has officially opened thecommunity’s first public boat launch and portage at Guerneville River Park this month.
Sonoma County Regional Parks announced today that it has reopened a section of the Joe Rodota Trail in Santa Rosa that had been closed due to public safety concerns after the appearance of two homeless encampments along the trail.
The Board of Supervisors today approved an additional $3.35 million needed to complete $7.2 million in renovations and improvements to recreation facilities at Maxwell Farms Regional Park, a popular regional park located in Boyes Hot Springs adjacent to the city of Sonoma.
National Leave No Trace experts will visit one of Sonoma County’s most popular Russian River beaches in early August to support special stewardship projects, educate river-goers and train land managers on practices, skills and ethics that can help minimize the environmental and community impacts of summer crowds.
Sonoma County Regional Parks has garnered state and national recognition for its groundbreaking Caminitos Al Parque program, which introduces low-income Latinx families with preschool-aged children to the wonders of nature.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.