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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

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 07, 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

April 15, 2021 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks receives $500K to aid fire recovery at Foothill Regional Park

Sonoma County Regional Parks received a $500,000 grant from Kaiser Permanente to renovate Foothill Regional Park with a climate-adaptive design to make it more resilient to wildfires. Read full story