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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

March 30, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Hood Mountain's Pythian Road Entrance Reopens

Sonoma County Regional Parks has reopened the Pythian Road entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve. The southern half of the park had been closed since the October 2017 wildfire swept across large portions of the mountain. This section of the park experienced some of the most severe fire impacts. Read full story

January 22, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

"Discovery Packs" Let Library Borrowers Explore Sonoma County Parks

In partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks, the Sonoma County Library is offering for check-out a limited number of parking passes that give library cardholders free access to Spring Lake, Doran Beach, Taylor Mountain, Ragle Ranch and the other 50-plus regional parks. Read full story

January 16, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

HoodMountain’s Los Alamos Road Entrance Reopens January, 20, 2018

Sonoma County Regional Parks is reopening the Los Alamos Road entrance to Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Read full story

January 10, 2018 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Regional Parks to Study Potential for Russian River Bike, Pedestrian Trail

Sonoma County Regional Parks will receive a $620,000 state grant to study the feasibility of creating a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the lower Russian River. Read full story

November 7, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Free Parking for Veterans on 2017 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. Active duty, veteran and retired military personnel and their families will be able to visit county parks and trails with a special pass that waives the regular $7 day-use parking fee from Friday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. Read full story

October 31, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Wildfire Impacts - October 31 Update

The following Regional Parks remain closed due to the impacts of the Sonoma County wildfires: Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve, Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, and Tom Schopflin Fields. We have cancelled all programs through Nov. 1 to allow staff to address the immediate needs of the wildfire disaster. Read full story

October 14, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Wildfire Impacts on Sonoma County Regional Parks

Like so many in Sonoma County, our current priority at Regional Parks is to assist public safety efforts and support the well-being of our team members during this wildfire emergency. Read more for details on status of parks impacted by wildfires. Read full story

September 1, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Fall Activities Guide Features Dozens of Hikes, Outings and Events

Regional Parks’ fall activities guide is now available and features dozens of new hikes, family outings and special events. The guide brings together information for dozens of activities planned in September, October and November, many of them offered for the first time and many of them free. Read full story