What & Why?
This project, a partnership that includes Regional Parks, City of Rohnert Park, and the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District, would expand Crane Creek Regional Park by an additional 75 acres and extend the existing Copeland Creek Trail to Sonoma State University. The parkland to be acquired is known as the Anderson property and is located off Petaluma Hill Road across the street from Sonoma State University.
This project will:
- provide more recreational opportunities for the general public to enjoy,
- serve as a community separator,
- protect open space and natural resources,
- and protect the headwaters of Hinebaugh Creek, a tributary to the ecologically rich and biologically diverse Laguna de Santa Rosa.
The City of Rohnert Park completed acquisition of 128 acres of the Anderson property from a private landowner in March 2017 and will be recording a conservation easement over the parkland.
The 128-acre property will be subdivided into two lots: one a 53 acre lot, and the other, a 75 acre lot. The City of Rohnert Park will retain the 53 acres and will dedicate the 75 acres to Regional Parks for the expansion Crane Creek Regional Park.
Location Map for Crane Creek
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