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Hood Mountain Lawson Expansion - Project Detail

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Community Workshop #1

The November 18, 2015 workshop encouraged public participation by presenting an overview of the Lawson expansion property and the master plan process. A handful of community members, park neighbors, and park users participated in the workshop. Attendees were encouraged to participate by working together in small groups and sharing their interests and concerns. The comments are being compiled by the master plan team to help develop the Plans for the park that will be presented to the public in early spring of 2016.

Please see calendar (past events) for details

Community Workshop #2

At the May 19, 2016 workshop, participants received a presentation on the preferred plan. Information was presented to the public that addressed Hood Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve resources and limitations, specifically with sensitivity to biological resources. The Project Manager discussed the outcome of design requests received at the first public meeting and how those were incorporated into the final trail design, as well as describing possible changes to existing structures on the Lawson Addition. Attendees were excited about being able to explore the new trails.

Please see calendar (past events) for details

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For more information, please contact Karen Davis-Brown, Project Manager, by phone at (707) 565-1359 or by email at

Project Timeline

Nov 18, 2015Community Workshop #1, Presentation of Draft Master Plan 
May 19, 2016Community Workshop #2 - Presentation of preferred plan 
May 2016Address public comments and conduct environmental review
Winter 2016/17Finalize Master Plan and CEQA document
Summer / Fall 2017CEQA public review period
Fall 2017 / Winter 2018Board of Supervisors approval and final Notice of Determination 
Summer 2018Construction implementation 
Summer / Fall 2018New trails and other features open to the public 

Contact Information

Karen Davis-Brown, Planner II

Planning Division

Regional Parks
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Thursday
7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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Office Location

Sonoma County Regional Parks
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 120A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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