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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 05, 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

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 07, 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