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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


October 28, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Free Parking for Veterans on 2019 Holiday Weekend

In honor of Veterans Day, military members and veterans will receive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks for the upcoming holiday weekend. Passes are available through Nov. 8 at Sonoma County Regional Parks’ main office and Sonoma County Veterans Service Office and through the holiday weekend at at Spring Lake (Newanga Avenue entrance only), Doran Beach, Ragle Ranch, and Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach. Read full story


October 15, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks Hosts ThirdWorkshop for Russian River Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting a third community workshop to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Monte Rio Recreation and Park District office, 20488 Highway 116. Spanish interpretation and refreshments will be provided. Read full story


June 13, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Prescribed fire planned for Sonoma Valley Regional Park on June 17, 2019

TheCalifornia Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE),Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, is planning a prescribed burn for Sonoma Valley Regional Park along Highway 12 in Glen Ellen on Monday, June 17,2019. Fire crews will burn approximately 34 acres between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30p.m. Smoke will be visible in the air and fire crews and flames will be visiblealong the highway frontage while the burn is managed. Read full story


May 21, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Alcohol, Bus Access Regulated at Steelhead, Sunset Beaches for Summer

To help reduce visitor impacts on Russian River parks and neighborhoods, Sonoma County Regional Parks is regulating alcohol possession and commercial bus access at Steelhead and Sunset beaches from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Read full story


May 15, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks OffersVeterans, Military Free Parking Memorial Day Weekend

Sonoma County Regional Parks is offering military members and veterans free parking at all county parks over Memorial Day weekend. Veterans, active duty military personnel and their families are eligible for a special pass that waives Regional Parks’ $7 day-use parking fee from Friday, May 24, through Monday, May 27. Read full story


April 22, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks HostsWorkshops for Russian River Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting two community workshops to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meetings are scheduled for May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.  at Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road. Read full story


March 15, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks, Partners Host March 30 Tolay LakeDedication

The public is invited to celebrate the dedication of Tolay Lake Regional Park from10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019. The free event will featurespeakers, guided hikes, cultural demonstrations, children’s activities, foodand music, and is hosted by Sonoma County Regional Parks, Federated Indians ofGraton Rancheria, Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space and SonomaCounty Regional Parks Foundation. Read full story


February 13, 2019 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks Hosts Community Meeting for North Coast Trails

Sonoma County Regional Parks invites the public to a Feb. 23informational meeting for two trails planned on the North Coast. Park plannerswill provide updates on a 1.1-miletrail proposed for the Kashia CoastalReserve north of Salt Point State Park and a .9-miletrail proposed for Stewarts Point Ranch. Read full story