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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


June 30, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Summer Swimming Opens atHealdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach

The swimming beach on the Russian River at  Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach  is open for the summer, with the addition of an inflatable water slide and tube rentals. Read full story


June 30, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Input Sought on Maxwell Farms Regional Park Master Plan Update

Sonoma County Regional Parks ishosting a community meeting July 12 to review and invite feedback on a draftmaster plan update for Maxwell Farms Regional Park inSonoma. The meeting is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club insidethe park at 100 W. Verano Ave. Read full story


May 24, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Sonoma County’s Fourth Annual Trail Challenge Kicks Off June 3rd with Fun Run, Party

Sonoma County Regional Parks kicks off its fourth-annual Trails Challenge on Saturday, June 3, 2017, with a fun run and party that also celebrates Regional Parks’ 50th anniversary and National Trails Day. Read full story


May 17, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Spring Lake Water Park Opens May 27, 2017

Sonoma County Regional Parks launches its 2017 summeraquatics season on Saturday, May 27, with the opening of the Spring Lake swimming lagoon – includingthe popular inflatable, floating playground – and new boat rentals on the lake. Read full story


May 17, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Comments Sought on Sonoma Valley Regional Park Study

Regional Parks is seeking public input on a proposedmitigated negative declaration/initial study for the Sonoma Valley RegionalPark Expansion Master Plan. Comments on the adequacy of the study’senvironmental analysis will be accepted through June 12, 2017. The park'smaster plan is being expanded to include trails and natural resource managementfor two parcels added to the park over the past decade. Read full story


May 1, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Supervisors Appoint Regional Parks Director

TheSonoma County Board of Supervisors has selected Bert Whitaker as the newdirector of Regional Parks. Whitaker has served as parks manager since 2007.Regional Parks has approximately 200 employees and a budget of $26 million. Read full story


April 18, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Public Input Invited on North Sonoma Mountain Master Plan

SonomaCounty Regional Parks is developing a master plan for future recreationopportunities and environmental protections for North Sonoma Mountain Regional Parkand Open Space Preserve. The public is invited to learn more and share ideas at a workshopscheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. April 27 at the Bennett Valley Guild Hall, 4145Grange Road, Santa Rosa, 95404. Read full story


March 3, 2017 | Sonoma County Regional Parks

Tolay Creek Ranch Added to Tolay Lake Regional Park

The Sonoma Land Trust on March 3, 2017 donated the 1,665-acre Tolay Creek Ranch to Sonoma County Regional Parks. The property is adjacent to Tolay Lake Regional Park, and its donation doubles the size of the park complex. Read full story