Maxwell Farms Regional Park
100 Verano Avenue, Sonoma, CA 95476
Temporary Closure: As of August 2022, the upper soccer field lawn area, lower baseball fields, and a portion of the parking lot are closed, as construction is currently underway on improvements related to the park's Master Plan. Special use permits and picnic reservations are not available for the duration of construction, expected to last through summer 2023.
Maxwell Farms Regional Park in northwest Sonoma features soccer and baseball fields, tennis and volleyball courts, a 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 group picnic area can be reserved by calling (707) 565-2041.
Macdougald Skateboard Park
Maxwell Farms also includes Macdougald Skateboard Park, which was built through local grants and donations and is managed by Regional Parks. For more information, contact Regional Parks at (707) 565-2041.
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.
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.
Maxwell Farms is a popular park in northwest Sonoma with fields for soccer and baseball, tennis and volleyball courts, an accessible playground and picnic sites, and 2.5 miles of nature trails winding through 40 acres of backcountry.
The park is basically divided into two distinct areas: the "front country" area containing recreation infrastructure such as playing fields, picnic facilities, playgrounds, etc. in contrast to the "backcountry area" comprised of 2.5 miles of trails across 40 acres of open space. The trails in the section of the park are virtually level offering easy strolls through corridors of mature bay trees and across remnants of historic orchards.
A group picnic area can be reserved by calling (707) 565-2041.