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  • 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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