• Hood Mountain Lawson expansion wildflowers above Sonoma Valley

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 karen.davis-brown@sonoma-county.org

Project Timeline


Nov 18, 2015   Community Workshop #1, Presentation of Draft Master Plan  
May 19, 2016   Community Workshop #2 - Presentation of preferred plan  
May 2016 Address public comments and conduct environmental review 
Winter 2016-17 Finalize Master Plan and CEQA document

Sept 11 - Oct 11, 2017

Notice of Availability of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration and 30-day formal public review period of the Master Plan and Final Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)
Sept 18, 2017   Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission - Presentation of the Master Plan and Draft IS/MND 
Sept 19, 2017 Sonoma County Environmental Review Committee -  Presentation of the Master Plan and Final Draft IS/MND
June 11, 2018 Board of Supervisors approval of the Master Plan and Final IS/MND and Final Notice of Determination  
Summer 2018 Construction Bid
Fall 2018   New trails and other features open to the public
Spring 2019Construction implementation

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

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