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Sonoma County Parks

Tolay Dedication - Sunrise Hike at Tolay Lake Regional Park

Petaluma, CA
Join park planner Karen Davis-Brown for an easy 3-mile, quiet hike to a catch a glimpse of early morning wildlife and special views across the valley and ridgelines as the sun rises.Tolay at this time of day provides us a ... read more

Junior Ranger Program: Outdoor Skills - Gadgets, Gizmos & Tricks

Windsor, CA
Have you ever seen a campfire turn different colors? Ranger Bill has some tricks up his sleeves and is ready to show you how they're done. Join him for this fun exploration of camping tricks and some gourmet s'mores too!

Wonders of the Wild Hike

Santa Rosa, CA
Come on a fun, rigorous 14 mile hike to the top of Hood Mountain to Gunsight Rock and back.  On the way, explore the wilds of this spectacular park - wildflowers, wildlife, and wildfire recovery.  At the top, enjoy panoram... read more

Canine Conservation Corps: Hood Mountain Regional Park

Santa Rosa, CA
Join us on an outing that encourages you to bring along your dog. Explore wonderful dog-friendly trails, stopping for interpretation and stewardship. You will learn some of the natural history of our area while picking up ... read more

Invasive Plant Removal

Bodega Bay, CA
Join California Native Plant Society (CNPS) volunteers and park staff as we remove invasive ice plant . Ice plant is a coastal shrub native to South Africa. It forms a large, thick mat that chokes out all other native plan... read more

Wildflower Walk: North Sonoma Mountain in Bloom

Santa Rosa, CA
Explore April wildflowers and the park’s rich biodiversity. Search for blooms beneath the redwoods, along Matanzas creek, amidst heritage oaks and throughout open meadows as we climb the north slope of Sonoma Mountain. Bri... read more

People's Yoga Pop-Ups: Tolay Lake Regional Park

Petaluma, CA
Our popular yoga series returns this spring! Need to unwind after your workday? Join certified yoga instructor Christina McGuirk for a rejuvenating yoga practice in nature, and flow into your evening relaxed and refreshed.... read more

Wildflower Walk: Legends, Lore & More

Santa Rosa, CA
Enjoy surprising stories and fascinating facts about nature's blooming treasures as we search for spring wildflowers on this informative 2 mile walk with moderate elevation gain. Traverse a loop trail with frequent stops t... read more

Wildflower Walk: Can I Eat This?

Rohnert Park, CA
Explore edible, medicinal, useful and wondrous wildflowers with other nature enthusiasts. Crane Creek’s riparian and vernal pool habitats are home to poppies, popcorn flowers, and abundant displays of Douglas meadowfoam. S... read more

Celebrate Earth Day: Clean a Creek at Larson Park

Sonoma, CA
Recent studies have shown 80% of ocean debris comes from inland sources such as creeks and rivers. Join Regional Parks as we celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up Sonoma Creek in both Maxwell Farms and Larson Parks. Staff wil... read more

Celebrate Earth Day: Clean a Creek at Maxwell Farms

Sonoma, CA
Recent studies have shown 80% of ocean debris comes from inland sources such as creeks and rivers. Join Regional Parks as we celebrate Earth Day by cleaning up Sonoma Creek in both Maxwell Farms and Larson Parks. Staff wil... read more

Wildflower Walk: Serpentine Secrets

Petaluma, CA
Experience spring’s riches at this recently opened park! Discover rare, diverse and abundant displays of native wildflowers, and learn about California’s serpentine soils and their important and unique relationship with na... read more

Family Farm Chores

Petaluma, CA
Do you have children who love animals? Need a goat fix?  Have you always wanted your own horse? Come help feed our goats, chickens, and our resident superstar, Pete, the mini horse. Collect eggs, clean pens, and participat... read more

Bioblitz 2019

Glen Ellen, CA
Are you ready to nurture your inner scientist and explore the vast biodiversity of this park? Join the international City Nature Challenge for this special BioBlitz event for the entire family. Work alongside local experts... read more

Junior Ranger Program: Outdoor Skills - Hiking Survival Skills 101

Forestville, CA
Calling all young outdoor enthusiasts who are just getting starting on epic hiking adventures! Learn how to be a super smart hiker by learning optimal trail safety tips, and how to respond to accidents and emergency situat... read more

Canine Conservation Corps: Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Sebastopol, CA
Join us on an outing that encourages you to bring along your dog. Explore wonderful dog-friendly trails, stopping for interpretation and stewardship. You will learn some of the natural history of our area while picking up ... read more

Wildfire Recovery and Rebirth Hike - Shiloh Ranch

Windsor, CA
Discover how nature responds and rebounds from wildfire.  We will focus on how fire benefits the oak woodland ecosystem, and why we actually need fire in our forests.  Please bring a hat, water bottle, and a bag lunch to e... read more

People's Yoga Pop-Ups: Riverfront Regional Park

Healdsburg, CA
Our popular yoga series returns this spring! Need to unwind after your workday? Join certified yoga instructor Christina McGuirk for a rejuvenating yoga practice in nature, and flow into your evening relaxed and refreshed.... read more

Junior Ranger Program: Natural Exploration - Parks by Water

Healdsburg, CA
Have you ever explored our parks by water? Come experience one of our beautiful wild parks by boat! Learn the in’s and outs of kayaking safely, accompanied by a ranger, naturalist and lifeguard. Wear clothes you don't mind... read more

People's Yoga Pop-Ups: Doran Beach Regional Park

Bodega Bay, CA
Our popular yoga series returns this spring! Need to unwind after your workday? Join certified yoga instructor Christina McGuirk for a rejuvenating yoga practice in nature, and flow into your evening relaxed and refreshed.... read more

Outdoor Vinyasa Yoga

Santa Rosa, CA
Enjoy taking your practice outdoors! Join Ranger Keith, certified yoga instructor in a yoga style in which you will move from one pose to the next. All levels of experience are welcome, however, a basic knowledge of Vinyas... read more

DISCOVERY CAMP

Santa Rosa, CA
Is your budding Naturalist looking for some time outside this summer? Discovery campers will explore Spring Lake through hands-on educational and recreational activities. Campers will kayak on Spring Lake, take nature walk... read more

SEA SQUIRT SUMMER CAMP

Bodega Bay, CA
Calling all sea squirts! Are you ready for an ocean adventure you’ll never forget? Enjoy a week of fun this summer investigating the incredible habitat of Bodega Bay. Follow animal tracks on the beach and meet living tide ... read more

SURF CAMP

Bodega Bay, CA
Catch some waves with us! Our Northern California coastline is rugged, the water is cold, the waves are big, and the ocean is full of life! For this camp, our expert lifeguards will create a safe and rewarding ocean experi... read more

RUSHING DOWN THE RUSSIAN RIVER KAYAK CAMP

Healdsburg, CA
Have you spent long summer days paddling the jewel of Sonoma County waterways? Take a paddling trip form Del Rio Woods in Healdsburg to Steelhead Beach in Forestville. This four-day, 12- mile water trek will be intersperse... read more
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Past Events

Trail Running Basics Series

Trail Running Basics Series

Windsor, CA
Spring into your stride with a new beginning trail running series! Join friends on 2-3.5 mile runs on mostly level terrain. Learn trail running techniques, safety tips, and warm up and warm down strategies. The series spans four consecutive Saturdays and will incorporate guest speakers knowledgea...
Saturday, March 23 2019 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Seaweed and Sushi

Seaweed and Sushi

Jenner, CA
Explore the fascinating world of seaweed! We’ll hike ½ mile downhill to the cove at low tide. Then, learn to identify different types of seaweed, hear about changing ocean conditions, and visit some of the animals who eat seaweed. After the hike, try your hand at making sushi perhaps even using s...
Saturday, March 16 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Wildfire Recovery and Rebirth Hike - Sonoma Valley

Wildfire Recovery and Rebirth Hike - Sonoma Valley

Glen Ellen, CA
Discover how nature responds and rebounds from wildfire.  We will focus on how fire benefits the oak woodland ecosystem, and why we actually need fire in our forests.  Please bring a hat, water bottle, and a bag lunch to enjoy on the trail for these 2-3 mile hikes over moderate terrain.
Saturday, March 16 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Canine Conservation Corps: West County Trail

Canine Conservation Corps: West County Trail

Graton, CA
Join us on an outing that encourages you to bring along your dog. Explore wonderful dog-friendly trails, stopping for interpretation and stewardship. You will learn some of the natural history of our area while picking up trash and pruning back blackberries or removing French Broom, an invasive p...
Saturday, March 16 2019 9:30 AM 1:00 PM

Junior Ranger Program: Outdoor Skills - Building a Campfire

Junior Ranger Program: Outdoor Skills - Building a Campfire

Healdsburg, CA
Do you know how to safely build a campfire in a variety of ways? Learn tips and tricks to create an ideal scenario for a fun-filled campfire using different techniques and materials. Then, reward yourself with a roasted sweet treat over a fire.
Saturday, February 23 2019 3:30 PM 5:00 PM

Family Farm Chores

Family Farm Chores

Petaluma, CA
Do you have children who love animals? Need a goat fix?  Have you always wanted your own horse? Come help feed our goats, chickens, and our resident superstar, Pete, the mini horse. Collect eggs, clean pens, and participate in the daily routine to care for our farm animals. Bring gloves, water bo...
Sun, Dec 2 2018 8:30 AM Sun, Feb 3 2019 10:00 AM

Build a Bird Box

Build a Bird Box

Petaluma, CA
Nesting season is just around the corner. Help a bird out! Build a bird box. Learn about different designs for different birds and assemble a western bluebird box for your home, a local vineyard, or for our parks. Fee is per bird box. Children 8 years and older are welcome accompanied by an adult.
Sunday, January 20 2019 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Coastal Crabbing

Coastal Crabbing

Bodega Bay, CA
Would you like to learn how to recreationally crab for fun and food? This introductory clinic will include information on the different types of crabs found along our coast, crabbing basics, and time to go crabbing. No need for a fishing license on this public pier. Fishing equipment is included.
Sun, Dec 9 2018 12:00 PM Sun, Jan 13 2019 2:30 PM

Junior Ranger Program: Natural Exploration - Whale Watching

Junior Ranger Program: Natural Exploration - Whale Watching

Gualala, CA
Can you spot a whale as it swims by? Try out your spotting skills and learn about these giants of the sea and enjoy the sunset. Bring a jacket and snack along with binoculars if you have them.
Saturday, January 12 2019 4:30 PM 6:30 PM

Kids Only! Winter Day Camp

Kids Only! Winter Day Camp

Santa Rosa, CA
Let our experienced park naturalists entertain your kids with nature activities, winter games and seasonal arts & crafts while you ENJOY your holiday shopping. Ages 6+.
Saturday, December 8 2018 10:00 AM 3:00 PM
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