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September 8, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

New trail opens in Sonoma County’s HoodMountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve

Hikers, cyclists and equestrians have new access to a section of wilderness in Sonoma Valley's Mayacamas Mountains, thanks to the recently constructed Lawson Trail, now open to the public at Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. Read full story


June 17, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Summer Dam Will Not Be Installedat Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach

Due to impacts of the Covid-19 health emergency and projections for reduced river flows, Sonoma County Regional Parks will not install the 2020 summer dam on the Russian River at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach. Read full story


June 2, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Parks Access Expanded in New Health Order

Sonoma County’s health officer on Tuesday further eased restrictions on outdoor recreation during the Covid-19 pandemic by issuing an order that allows park agencies to reopen coastal parking lots and restore daytime visiting hours at beaches. Read full story


May 12, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Parks Access Expanded in New Health Order

Sonoma County’s health officer today further eased restrictions on outdoor recreation during the Covid-19 pandemic by issuing an order that allows park agencies to reopen some parking lots and sports facilities. The health order means residents can drive to inland parks beginning Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The order keeps Sonoma Coast parking areas closed to prevent crowding at beaches but allows coastal residents to walk or bike to nearby parks during limited hours. Read full story


April 28, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Restrictions on Sonoma County Parks Closures Eased

Sonoma County’s health officer today issued a modified parks closure order to allow residents to walk or bike to parks from their homes beginning April 29, 2020. Read full story


March 23, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

All Parks in Sonoma County to Close Due to COVID-19 Emergency

Sonoma County’s interim public health officer today ordered the closure of all parks in Sonoma County to further enforce the county’s shelter-in-place directive during the COVID-19 emergency. The closure goes into effect March 24 and remains in effect until further notice. Read full story


March 17, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Public advisory on the status of Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks on March 18, 2020 is suspending all non-essential services in compliance with County of Sonoma health guidelines to prevent the community spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). This status is in effect through April 7, 2020 or until extended, rescinded, superseded or amended. All parks, trails and beaches remain open so the community can engage in self-directed outdoor exercise (hiking, walking, biking) while following social distancing and personal hygiene guidelines. Parking fees are waived until further notice. Read full story


March 16, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks suspends publicprograms and gatherings through April 3

Sonoma County Regional Parks is suspending guided activities and large gatherings and closing indoor facilities through April 3, 2020. The decision follows guidance from health authorities for slowing the community spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read full story


January 24, 2020 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Activities Guide Features Dozens of Hikes, Outings and Events

Find new ways to enjoy the outdoors with Sonoma County Regional Parks’ latest activities guide. The Winter/Spring 2020 guide highlights dozens of events from January through May and offers a wide range of activities, including hikes, camps, family outings, clubs, and special events. Read full story


December 5, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County Regional Parks Takes Ownership of 1,200 Acres for Mark West Creek Regional Park and Open Space Preserve

Explore the new Mark West Creek Regional Park & Preserve property during our 2020 park preview days. The park is not yet open to the public, but on preview days, you're welcome to hike the site and learn more about its special features. Read full story