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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Once at risk for subdivision and vineyard development, the Tolay Creek property features sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, dazzling wildflower displays, and plenty of space for hiking.
Sonoma County parks and trails are now open. Due to the amount of flooding, clean-up efforts will continue at some locations and the beach staircase at the Pebble Beach Coastal Access Trail is estimated to re-open by summer.