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  • Published on July 30, 2019

    Permit Sonoma is part of a public/private partnership to reduce pollution in the Sonoma Creek and Petaluma River watersheds.

  • Published on April 11, 2019

    The following parks and trails are closed due to flooding or storm-related safety issues: the trail between Lake Benoist and Lake Wilson at Riverfront Regional Park, the South Ridge Trail between Vista Point and Canyon Trail at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, and the Ragle Ranch back country trails. 

  • Published on November 9, 2018
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District has extended a Winter Spare the Air Alert through Friday, November 16, 2018
  • Published on November 8, 2018 at 10:30 PM
    Due to heavy smoke blowing into the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County, the Air District is issuing a Winter Spare the Air Alert starting tonight, Thursday, November 8, through Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Published on November 8, 2018

    The Camp Fire in Butte County is sending smoke into Sonoma County. Currently the air quality conditions are poor as levels of particulate matter are extremely elevated. These conditions are expected to impact Sonoma County until tomorrow when wind patterns are predicted to change.

    Children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions such as asthma, lung disease and heart disease are most at risk for harmful impacts.

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  • Published on October 23, 2017

    The following Regional Parks remain closed due to the impacts of the Sonoma County wildfires: Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve, Shiloh Ranch Regional Park, Sonoma Valley Regional Park, North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park & Preserve, and Tom Schopflin Fields. We have cancelled all programs through Nov. 1 to allow staff to address the immediate needs of the wildfire disaster.

  • Published on September 21, 2017

    This month, the EPA held its annual SepticSmart Week with outreach activities to encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. Here are SepticSmart’s top 5 tips…

  • Published on February 7, 2017
    As of Tuesday afternoon February 7, 2017, the following Sonoma County parks and trails are closed due to flooding or other storm-related conditions.
  • Published on December 14, 2016

    The holidays are upon us - you can help ensure that your guests enjoy themselves AND get home safely.

  • Published on December 6, 2016
    Giving a parks gift membership is like wrapping a bow around Doran Beach, Spring Lake, Hood Mountain, and more than 50 other parks and delivering a year of outdoor adventures to the special people on your list.  Holiday-themed gift memberships can be purchased throughout Sonoma County at Regional Parks' office, local retail stores, or online from the comfort of your home or office.
  • Published on June 28, 2016
    July 4th fireworks are a “blast” for people, but they’re terrifying for pets. Shelters like ours fill up after fireworks events because animals--terrified by the noise--flee in order to try to escape. Confused, they may hide (cats) or be unable to find their way home and end up at the shelter or hit by a car.
  • Published on May 19, 2016

    PRMD seeks candidates for the Planner I, II, or III classification. Depending on classification level, Planners process and coordinate complex planning applications; prepare CEQA documents; provide a high level of customer service to the public in in-house customers; work on a wide variety of planning application types, including design review and permits for: coastal projects, quarries, in-stream mining; winery use; and subdivisions. Application closing date: June 8, 2016.

  • Published on February 10, 2016
    CALGreen is the commonly used term for the California Green Building Standards Code. Since 2013, this new green building code increases water and energy efficiency standards, lowers VOCs in building materials, and decreases the amount of construction waste in landfills. This video explains the September, 1, 2015 requirement for all CALGreen field certification to be performed by a certified agency or inspector; PRMD building inspectors no longer perform this certification. The video explains how to locate the list of certified inspectors.
  • Published on December 30, 2015

    Water is life. Keep our water clean and wildlife safe! Water runoff from homes and yards can carry pollutants to our streams, creeks, and rivers. This video presents some preventive measures to keep residential pollutants out of our water.

  • 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.
  • Published on April 16, 2015
    Parks and open space groups host outings throughout Sonoma County
  • Published on October 3, 2014
    Visit the Tolay Fall Festival for two weekends of family fun Oct. 11-12 and Oct. 18-19! Remember, Regional Parks members enjoy free admission for two adults and two kids and free parking!
  • Published on July 28, 2014
    Sponsor 2 Feet or more of new trail for Taylor Mountain Park & enter to win a Trek Fuel EX 7!
  • Published on September 24, 2013
    Sonoma County Regional Parks has been awarded a $190,575 grant from the California Department of Transportation.
  • Published on August 20, 2013
    Sonoma County Regional Parks’ newly designed website,, has been named “Best in Class” in the 2013 Interactive Media Awards, an industry competition open to web designers from around the world.
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