Sonoma County Regional Parks Planning Division

Press Releases from Regional Parks' Planning Division

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  • Published on October 15, 2019

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting a third community workshop to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Monte Rio Recreation and Park District office, 20488 Highway 116. Spanish interpretation and refreshments will be provided.

  • Published on April 22, 2019

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is hosting two community workshops to gather input on a potential Russian River bicycle and pedestrian trail between Forestville and Jenner. The meetings are scheduled for May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. and May 11 from 9 to 11 a.m.  at Guerneville Elementary School, 14630 Armstrong Woods Road.

  • Published on February 13, 2019

    Sonoma County Regional Parks invites the public to a Feb. 23 informational meeting for two trails planned on the North Coast. Park planners will provide updates on a 1.1-mile trail proposed for the Kashia Coastal Reserve north of Salt Point State Park and a .9-mile trail proposed for Stewarts Point Ranch.

  • Published on December 5, 2018
    The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District has purchased and transferred nearly 1,200 acres of land along Mark West Creek to Sonoma County Regional Parks to eventually open to the public as a park and open space preserve. Ag + Open Space worked with local landowners for over 15 years to preserve this area northeast of Santa Rosa. Regional Parks will begin the process of planning for a permanent park opening.
  • Published on October 9, 2018

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today approved the Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan, an action that allows the county’s largest park to open daily later this month.

  • Published on July 10, 2018

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday, July 10, to introduce an ordinance that will place on the Nov. 6 ballot a one-eighth-cent sales tax measure for regional and local park improvements. If approved by voters, the sales tax would support the county and cities with their long-term needs to maintain parks, protect natural resources, reduce wildfire risks, provide health and recreation programs, and open new parks and trails.

  • Published on May 21, 2018
    The public is invited to celebrate the opening and dedication of Andy’s Unity Park at 3399 Moorland Avenue in southwest Santa Rosa from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 2. The afternoon will include a rich program of community speakers, music, food, children’s activities, dancers, drummers, art projects, yoga, skateboard demonstrations, and booths hosted by local organizations.
  • Published on May 18, 2018
    Sonoma County Regional Parks is preparing a master plan to develop a vision for Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach and invites the public to share feedback on potential improvements for the Russian River park. A workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. June 7 at the park, 13839 Old Redwood Highway, is the first of several opportunities the public will have to help guide the park’s redevelopment and natural resource management.
  • Published on January 10, 2018

    Sonoma County Regional Parks will receive a $620,000 state grant to study the feasibility of creating a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the lower Russian River.

  • Published on June 30, 2017

    Regional Parks is hosting a community meeting July 12, 2017 to review and invite feedback on a draft master plan update for Maxwell Farms Regional Park in Sonoma. The meeting is from 7 PM to 8:30 PM. at the Boys and Girls Club inside the park at 100 W. Verano Avenue, Sonoma CA 95476.

  • Published on May 3, 2017

    In November of 2007, Sonoma Land Trust purchased a 1,665-acre property in southern Sonoma County at risk of subdivision and vineyard development and named it Tolay Creek Ranch. The acquisition of Tolay Creek Ranch completed the protection of a 7,500-acre wildlife corridor extending from the foothills of Sonoma Mountain to the bay.

  • Published on April 18, 2017
    Sonoma County Regional Parks is developing a master plan for future recreation opportunities and environmental protections for North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve.
  • Published on March 3, 2017

    The Sonoma Land Trust on March 3, 2017 donated the 1,665-acre Tolay Creek Ranch to Sonoma County Regional Parks. The property is adjacent to Tolay Lake Regional Park, and its donation doubles the size of the park. Once at risk for subdivision and vineyard development, the Tolay Creek property features sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, dazzling wildflower displays, and plenty of space for hiking.

  • Published on March 3, 2017

    The Sonoma Land Trust on March 3, 2017 donated the 1,665-acre Tolay Creek Ranch to Sonoma County Regional Parks. The property is adjacent to Tolay Lake Regional Park, and its donation doubles the size of the park. Once at risk for subdivision and vineyard development, the Tolay Creek property features sweeping views of San Francisco Bay, dazzling wildflower displays, and plenty of space for hiking.

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed Tolay Lake Regional Park master plan is available for public review and comment from Jan. 10, through Feb. 23, 2017.

  • Published on August 17, 2016

    Community members, parks staff, and elected officials will gather in Bodega Bay on Friday, Aug. 19, to dedicate the newest segment of the Bodega Bay Pedestrian & Bicycle Trail and to name a trail bridge in honor of Elizabeth “Liz” Burko, the late State Parks superintendent who oversaw the Sonoma Coast.

  • Published on August 24, 2015

    Sonoma County Regional Parks is organizing a participatory design process to involve the Moorland neighborhood in each step of planning for a new 4-acre park.  A neighborhood steering committee will guide a design process built upon a series of community workshops beginning Thursday, Sept. 3, at the Moorland Avenue park site in southwest Santa Rosa.

  • Published on May 5, 2015
    Regional Parks will receive a $209,436 grant to study the feasibility of creating a 13-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail connecting Petaluma and Sebastopol. The award was announced April 24 by the Caltrans' Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program, which received 190 applications and chose 51 for funding, pending approval of the 2015-16 state budget.
  • Published on April 20, 2015
    The public is invited to the final master planning workshop for Tolay Lake Regional Park on Wednesday, April 22. Regional Park staff will present preferred elements of the park's draft master plan, which has been developed with public input from previous workshops and further studies. Attendees can view updated plans and designs, ask questions of planners, and provide feedback. The workshop runs from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Petaluma Community Center in Lucchesi Park, 320 North McDowell Boulevard, with parks staff and planning materials available for questions and review starting at 5:30 p.m.
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