Maxwell Farms Regional Park
100 Verano Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476
Maxwell Farms Regional Park in northwest Sonoma features soccer and baseball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, an accessible large playground, multiple picnic sites, and nature trails winding through meadows and woods along Sonoma Creek.
Maxwell Farms Regional Park includes 40 acres of riparian backcountry with 2.5 miles of trails shaded by bay and oak trees and access to Sonoma Creek.
The park’s trails are level, offering an easy stroll through mature trees, meadows and the remnants of a historic orchard. (The Maxwell family farmed the property for 100 years until the late 1960s, planting plum and apricot trees that still produce fruit.) Trailheads are behind the baseball field, playground, and ranger residence.
Three Meadows Trail and Back Meadow Trail parallel Sonoma Creek, which is the sole drainage of Sonoma Valley, running from the Mayacamas Mountains to San Pablo Bay.
Group Picnic Area
The park features the reservable Maxwell Glen group picnic area, which has approximately 13 picnic tables and can accommodate groups from 25-99 people.
Macdougald Skateboard Park
Maxwell Farms also includes Macdougald Skateboard Park, which was built through local grants and donations, and is managed by Regional Parks.
Valley of the Moon Boys & Girls Club
The Valley of the Moon Boys and Girls Club is also located within the park. The facility was built with local grants and donations and is managed by the Boys & Girls Club, which can be reached at (707) 938-8544.
Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Four Electric Vehicle Charging Stations were installed in the park in January 2024, and are located near the Maxwell Glen Group Picnic Area. Use of the charging station costs $1 per hour plus a $2 session fee for the first 4 hours, and requires the use of the Enel X Way smartphone app.
The park features accessible playgrounds, accessible picnic areas and a .5 mile paved accessible trail with gentle slopes that circle the upper area of the park. In addition, the west undeveloped area of the park has approximately 2.5 miles of native earth trails that are gently sloping and provide access along Sonoma Creek, open meadows, and oak woodland areas of the park.
Alcohol is not allowed in the park without a group picnic area reservation.