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October 31, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Free Parking for Veterans on 2018 Holiday Weekend

In honor of Veterans Day, military members and veterans willreceive free parking at all Sonoma County Regional Parks for the upcomingholiday weekend. Passes are available in advance atSonomaCounty Regional Parks’ main office and SonomaCounty Veterans Service Office and from Nov. 3 through the holiday weekend at the staffed entrances to SpringLake, Doran and Ragle Ranch parks. Read full story


October 9, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Tolay Lake Regional Park to Open Daily October 27, 2018

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors on Oct. 9, 2018 approved the Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan, an action that allows the county’s largest park to open daily. Read full story


August 7, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Supervisors Place Regional Parks Funding Measure on November Ballot

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Aug. 7, 2018 to place on the November ballot a one-eighth-cent sales tax for regionaland local park improvements. Read full story


July 16, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sheep Graze the Laguna Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks has recruited some assistancefor fire prevention and invasive species removal: sheep. A flock of sheep willspend the next five weeks grazing along the Lagunade Santa Rosa Trail near Sebastopol, removing dry vegetation and non-nativeplant species. Read full story


July 10, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

SupervisorsIntroduce Regional Parks Ballot Measure

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, July 10, to introduce an ordinance that will place on the Nov. 6 ballot a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure for regional and local park improvements. If approved by voters, the sales tax would support the county and cities with their long-term needs to maintain parks, protect natural resources, reduce wildfire risks, provide health and recreation programs, and open new parks and trails. Read full story


June 22, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Master Planfor Hood Mountain Expansion Approved

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has approved a master plan for future public use and management of a 247-acre addition to the northwest edge of Hood Mountain. Read full story


June 5, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Joe Rodota Trail Section Reopened to Cyclists, Pedestrians

Sonoma CountyRegional Parks on Tuesday, 6/5, reopened the Joe Rodota Trail between Dutton andRoseland avenues after completing a multi-day cleanup of an illegal homelessencampment. The trail was closed May 30 to allow the county of Sonoma and cityof Santa Rosa to reestablish a safe and clean trail for pedestrians andcyclists. During the closure, approximately 100 illegal campers were notifiedof the need to move, with the last occupants leaving June 1. Read full story


May 21, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Andy's Unity Park Opens June 2, 2018

The public is invited to celebrate the opening and dedication of Andy’s Unity Park at 3399 Moorland Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The afternoon will include a rich program of community speakers, music, food, children’s activities, dancers, drummers, art projects, yoga, skateboard demonstrations, and booths hosted by local organizations. Read full story


May 18, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Spring Lake Water Park Opens May 26, 2018

Sonoma County Regional Parks launches its 2018 summer aquatics season on Saturday, May 26, with the opening of Santa Rosa's Spring Lake swimming lagoon – including the popular inflatable, floating playground – and boat rentals on the lake. Read full story


May 18, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Public Input Invited for Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach Master Plan

Sonoma County Regional Parks is preparing a master plan to develop a vision for Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach and invites the public to share feedback on potential improvements for the Russian River park. A workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. June 7 at the park, 13839 Old Redwood Highway, is the first of several opportunities the public will have to help guide the park’s redevelopment and natural resource management. Read full story