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Upcoming events for families

These programs and events are intended for families.

Rainbow Hikes: OUT in our Parks

February 24, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Crane Creek Regional Park

This space is provided for intergenerational LGBTQIA2S+ people to come together, explore the natural world and build community.


sold out | Junior Ranger Natural Exploration: Sonoma County Fishing

February 25, 2024 | 11:00 am - 1:30 pm | Helen Putnam Regional Park

Calling all junior fishers: Come practice casting and tying knots. Learn what it takes to master fishing in Sonoma County's waterways.


Volunteer Work Day

February 25, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Shiloh Ranch Regional Park

Volunteer to remove invasive plants and help preserve biodiversity!


sold out | A Jaunt Through the Giants

March 2, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm | Monte Rio Redwoods Regional Park and Preserve

Enjoy a hike in the shade of the Sonoma County redwoods.


Little Parkies: Riverfront

March 2, 2024 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Riverfront Regional Park

Eager to enjoy the outdoors with your children? We'll provide a fun and educational morning for children ages 3-11 and their families.


sold out | Nature Walk: Sonoma Valley

March 2, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Nature Walks are guided walks with a park naturalist exploring the plants, animals, and landscapes of different parks.


Nuestros Parques: Pinnacle Gulch

March 2, 2024 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Pinnacle Gulch Coastal Access Trail

Hikes and community events for the whole family! Led in Spanish.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

March 6, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Feelin' Crabby

March 9, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Spud Point Marina

Are you ready for this crab-tivating experience? Learn about local crustaceans, while trying to catch them along the public pier.


Fire and Ecosystems: Sonoma Valley

March 9, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Witness the post-fire spring re-bloom!


Revitalize Hood Mountain

March 9, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Hood Mountain Regional Park and Preserve

Be a nature steward! Join us at Hood Mountain to remove invasives plants, restoring balance to our beautiful surroundings. Embrace the green spirit and make a positive impact!


Saturday Walk in the Park: Gualala Point

March 9, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gualala Point Regional Park

Explore the natural history of this North Coast park and beach.


StoryWalk Community Celebration

March 10, 2024 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm | Ernie Smith Community Park

Explore our latest StoryWalk at Ernie Smith Community Park and bring your child on a journey of joy and belonging!


Ice Plant Removal Workday

March 13, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


sold out | Park Preview: Mark West

March 16, 2024 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Mark West Creek Regional Park and Preserve

Explore one of Sonoma County's newest parklands before it opens to the public.


Spring Equinox Walk

March 19, 2024 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Recognize and celebrate the changing of the seasons.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

March 20, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


sold out | Parks After Dark: Glow in the Dark

March 22, 2024 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Laguna de Santa Rosa Trail

Engage with the beautiful and often unseen world of the parks after dark!


Rainbow Hikes: Spring Lake

March 23, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

This space is provided for intergenerational LGBTQIA2S+ people to come together, explore the natural world and build community.


sold out | Full Moon Paddle

March 25, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

Explore Spring Lake under the full moon!


Ice Plant Removal Workday

March 27, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Wildflower Walk: Sonoma Valley

March 29, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Sonoma Valley Regional Park

It’s wildflower season! Join us as we observe the signs of spring in Sonoma County.


Introduction to Wilderness First Aid

March 31, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Tolay Lake Regional Park

Bumps, bruises, and bites: Oh my! Learn the basics of wilderness first aid while exploring beautiful Tolay Lake Regional Park.


Volunteer Workday: Cemetery Beautification

March 31, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Work alongside other community members to improve and protect this historic cemetery.


Wilderness First Aid Practice Series

March 31, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Tolay Lake Regional Park

Bumps, bruises, and bites: Oh my! Learn some advanced wilderness first aid skills while exploring beautiful Tolay Lake Regional Park.


Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics Certification

April 2, 2024 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm | Mark West Creek Regional Park and Preserve

Learn the basics of Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics while exploring Sonoma County's beautiful parks.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

April 3, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Wildflower Walk: Sonoma Valley

April 5, 2024 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm | Sonoma Valley Regional Park

It’s wildflower season! Join us as we observe the signs of spring in Sonoma County.


Little Parkies: Helen Putnam

April 6, 2024 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Helen Putnam Regional Park

Eager to enjoy the outdoors with your children? We'll provide a fun and educational morning for children ages 3-11 and their families.


Nature Walk: Foothill

April 6, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Foothill Regional Park

Nature Walks are guided walks with a park naturalist exploring the plants, animals, and landscapes of different parks.


Nuestros Parques: Foothill Regional Park

April 6, 2024 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm | Foothill Regional Park

Hikes and community events for the whole family! Led in Spanish.


sold out | Park Preview: Calabazas

April 6, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Calabazas Creek Regional Park and Preserve

Explore one of Sonoma County's newest parklands before it opens to the public.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

April 10, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Fire and Ecosystems: Foothill

April 13, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am | Foothill Regional Park

Witness the post-fire spring re-bloom!


Wildflower Walk: North Sonoma Mountain

April 13, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve

It’s wildflower season! Join us as we observe the signs of spring in Sonoma County.


Volunteer Workday: Andy's Unity Park Landscaping

April 13, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Andy's Unity Park

Dive into a day of community camaraderie at Andy's Unity Park! Join our vibrant volunteer crew for a fun-filled day enhancing green spaces and fostering unity. Let's make a positiv


Saturday Walk in the Park: Gualala Point

April 13, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gualala Point Regional Park

Explore the natural history of this North Coast park and beach.


Introduction to Wilderness First Aid

April 14, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Bumps, bruises, and bites: Oh my! Learn the basics of wilderness first aid while exploring beautiful Carrington Ranch Regional Park.


Wilderness First Aid Practice Series

April 14, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Bumps, bruises, and bites: Oh my! Learn some advanced wilderness first aid skills while exploring beautiful Ragle Ranch Regional Park.


Heron Walk

April 15, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Riverfront Regional Park

Catch a glimpse of a heron rookery during this evening hike at Riverfront Park.


Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics Certification

April 16, 2024 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm | Calabazas Creek Regional Park and Preserve

Learn the basics of Leave No Trace and Outdoor Ethics while exploring Sonoma County's beautiful parks.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

April 17, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Earth Day Creek Clean Up: Colgan Creek

April 20, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Colgan Creek Trail

Make a splash this Earth Day! Join our creek clean-up crew for a day of eco-fun. Let's roll up our sleeves, tidy up our waterways, and create ripples of positive change!


Earth Day Creek Clean Up: Larson Park

April 20, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Larson Park

Make a splash this Earth Day! Join our creek clean-up crew for a day of eco-fun. Let's roll up our sleeves, tidy up our waterways, and create ripples of positive change!


Earth Day Creek Clean Up: Maxwell Farms

April 20, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Maxwell Farms Regional Park

Make a splash this Earth Day! Join our creek clean-up crew for a day of eco-fun. Let's roll up our sleeves, tidy up our waterways, and create ripples of positive change!


Gualala Bluff Top Traverse

April 20, 2024 | 10:30 am - 2:30 pm | Gualala Point Regional Park

Explore the natural wonders of the Northern Sonoma County Coast.


Wildflower Walk: Helen Putnam

April 20, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Helen Putnam Regional Park

It’s wildflower season! Join us as we observe the signs of spring in Sonoma County.


sold out | Tidepool Talk

April 21, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Doran Regional Park

Learn about the diversity of the rocky shoreline in this family friendly, hands-on presentation.


Full Moon Paddle

April 23, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

Explore Spring Lake under the full moon!


Ice Plant Removal Workday

April 24, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Read-Aloud (Bilingual) at the EDC

April 25, 2024 | 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm | Environmental Discovery Center Spring Lake Regional Park

Come enjoy story time at the Environmental Discovery Center in both English and Spanish!


Parks After Dark: Going Batty!

April 27, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve

Engage with the beautiful and often unseen world of parks after dark!


Rainbow Hikes: North Sonoma Mountain

April 27, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve

This space is provided for intergenerational LGBTQIA2S+ people to come together, explore the natural world and build community.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

May 1, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Little Parkies: Sonoma Valley

May 4, 2024 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Eager to enjoy the outdoors with your children? We'll provide a fun and educational morning for children ages 3-11 and their families.


Nature Walk: Tolay Lake

May 4, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Tolay Lake Regional Park

Nature Walks are guided walks with a park naturalist exploring the plants, animals, and landscapes of different parks.


Kayak 101

May 8, 2024 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

Learn the basics of kayaking!


Ice Plant Removal Workday

May 8, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Nature Investigators, Four-Day After School Series

May 8 - 29, 2024 | 2:15 pm - 4:45 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

Calling students ages 9-12 for an after school program to become a Nature Investigator in your local park!


Nuestros Parques: Latino Family Campout: 5/10-11

May 10 - 11, 2024 | 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm | Riverfront Regional Park

Join other Latino/x families for a campout and fogata under the redwood trees!


Birding by Boat

May 11, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

Broaden you birding horizons – from the water!


Creek Restoration Workday: Larson Park

May 11, 2024 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Larson Park

Get hands-on at Larson Park! Join the team for a lively creek restoration project. Let's breathe new life into nature, nurture habitats, and plant the seeds of positive change!


Kayaking with Dragons

May 11, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

Meet the "dragons" of Spring Lake!


Park Preview: Mark West

May 11, 2024 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Mark West Creek Regional Park and Preserve

Explore one of Sonoma County's newest parklands before it opens to the public.


Saturday Walk in the Park: Gualala Point

May 11, 2024 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Gualala Point Regional Park

Explore the natural history of this North Coast park and beach.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

May 15, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Castles & Kites

May 18, 2024 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm | Doran Regional Park

Experience the Castles & Kites extravaganza! Build fun and creative sandcastles and let your imagination soar with vibrant kites.


Feelin' Crabby

May 18, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Spud Point Marina

Are you ready for this crab-tivating experience? Learn about local crustaceans, while trying to catch them along the public pier.


Park Preview: Calabazas

May 18, 2024 | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm | Calabazas Creek Regional Park and Preserve

Explore one of Sonoma County's newest parklands before it opens to the public.


Introduction to Wilderness First Aid

May 19, 2024 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve

Bumps, bruises, and bites: Oh my! Learn the basics of wilderness first aid while exploring beautiful North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve.


Wilderness First Aid Practice Series

May 19, 2024 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm | North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve

Bumps, bruises, and bites: Oh my! Learn some advanced wilderness first aid skills while exploring beautiful North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Preserve.


sold out | Full Moon Paddle

May 22, 2024 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Spring Lake Regional Park

Explore Spring Lake under the full moon!


Ice Plant Removal Workday

May 22, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.


Rainbow Hikes: Foothill

May 25, 2024 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Foothill Regional Park

This space is provided for intergenerational LGBTQIA2S+ people to come together, explore the natural world and build community.


Ice Plant Removal Workday

May 29, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm | Doran Regional Park

Join the California Native Plant Society for a rewarding volunteer workday at Doran Park! Help us remove invasive ice plant, preserving the natural habitat.