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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


August 17, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Public Input Sought for Draft Master Plan for Larson Park

Regional Parks is hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, August 23, to review and invite feedback on a draft master plan update for Larson Park in Sonoma. The meeting is from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Flowery School Multi-purpose room at 17600 Highway 12 in Sonoma. Read full story


August 5, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Temporary Visitor Center Opens at Doran Beach

Regional Parks opened a temporary visitor center at  on Aug. 5, 2017, welcoming campers and beach-goers with family activities and refreshments. Read full story