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Sonoma County Parks

SPRING PARK PREVIEWS

Santa Rosa, CA
Enjoy the rugged beauty of nearly 1,200 acres acquired by Sonoma County Ag + Open Space, and recently transferred to Regional Parks for a future park. Discover Mark West Creek, riparian woodlands, towering redwoods, and be... read more

INVASIVE PLANT REMOVAL

Bodega Bay, CA
Lend a helping hand for Bodega Bay’s wetlands by removing 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 plants and alters the soil com... read more

NEW VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

Santa Rosa, CA
Are you interested in giving back to your local parks? Do you like working outside either in groups or individually? The Regional Parks volunteer program has something for just about everyone. During this one hour orientat... read more

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE: EXPLORING MARK WEST CREEK

Santa Rosa, CA
Wondering about the new Mark West Creek property that will become a park? Do you want to enjoy a true wilderness experience right here in Sonoma County? Join us for intermediate 3-4 mile guided hikes enjoying picturesque o... read more

SEAWEED AND SEA VEGETABLES

Jenner, CA
Walk half a mile down a steep trail to the beach at low tide. Learn about the algae that forms the base of the ocean's food chain. Meet some of the intertidal animals who feed on seaweed. After the hike, stay to try a cup ... read more

WILDFLOWER WALK: WHAT'S THE BUZZ ABOUT POLLINATORS?

Rohnert Park, CA
Explore the wondrous wildflowers at Crane Creek Regional Park. Learn about the adaptations of flowers and the role of pollinators as we walk along Crane Creek past two wildflower meadows. We will enjoy a 2 mile walk that i... read more

EARTH DAY CREEK CLEAN-UP

Sonoma, CA
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by removing trash along Sonoma Creek. Be a part of an international movement with millions of people who work to make a difference for the planet.  All ages are welcome. Regional... read more

EARTH DAY CREEK CLEAN-UP LARSON PARK

Sonoma, CA
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by removing trash along Sonoma Creek. Be a part of an international movement with millions of people who work to make a difference for the planet.  All ages are welcome. Regional... read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: TREE AND PLANT ID

Sebastopol, CA
Can you name all the trees in the park? What about all the wildflowers or bushes? Each plant has unique characteristics that help tell one from the other. Learn about some of the flora around us. Wear walking shoes and bri... read more

WILDFLOWER WALK: WHAT'S IN BLOOM?

Petaluma, CA
Experience spring’s riches and discover rare, diverse and abundant displays of native wildflowers. Enjoy amazing views of San Pablo Bay and beyond on this 6-mile, semi-strenuous hike through open, rolling grasslands. Bring... read more

BIOBLITZ 2020-FOOTHILL REGIONAL PARK

Windsor, CA
Are you ready to nurture your inner scientist and explore the vast biodiversity of our parks? Wondering what flowers have appeared after he 2017 and 2019 wildfires? Join the International City Nature Challenge for this spe... read more

BIOBLITZ 2020-SONOMA VALLEY REGIONAL PARK

Glen Ellen, CA
Are you ready to nurture your inner scientist and explore the vast biodiversity of our parks? Wondering what flowers have appeared after the 2017 and 2019 wildfires? Join the International City Nature Challenge for this sp... read more

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING 101

Santa Rosa, CA
Stand up paddle boarding gives you a unique view of the lake too observe wildlife you might not otherwise have the opportunity to view from the shore. Join us for an exhilarating experience learning how to paddle board, wh... read more

WILDFLOWER WALK: FOLKLORE AND FACT

Glen Ellen, CA
Enjoy a relaxing walk along a creek in oak woodlands. We will explore the treasures of springtime and search for the different flowers on the trail, discovering fascinating facts, legends, and uses of native California flo... read more

WILDFIRE RECOVERY HIKES: FIRE, DISTURBANCE, AND FLOWERS

Windsor, CA
Observe how the landscape has come back two years after fire, as well as an area that was disturbed in the fall. Experience the plant diversity, flourishing flowers, leafed out trees, and the hope that nature in springtime... read more

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS UNDER THE FULL MOON

Petaluma, CA
Watch the sunset and moonrise from a spectacular vista point as you learn the cultural significance of this unique park. On a 2-mile hike with an incline, observe creatures at dusk as we await nightfall. Bring a blanket to... read more

ANDY'S UNITY PARK WORKDAY

Santa Rosa, CA
Do you enjoy making a difference in the community and enjoy seeing the direct results of your efforts? Work alongside neighbors as we pull weeds, spread mulch, and repair paths. All ages are welcome and Regional Parks prov... read more

MOTHER'S DAY KAYAKING

Santa Rosa, CA
What better way to spend Mother’s Day than kayaking on the lake with family and friends! We will launch from Spring Lake beach over by the boating area. We’ll paddle for about two hours, stopping along the way to enjoy the... read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: KAYAKING & WATER SAFETY

Healdsburg, CA
Exploring our parks by canoe or kayak is so much fun and a great way to see new things, but doing it safely is important. Paddle out on Lake Benoist and see the park from a new perspective with our staff who know all about... read more

BACK COUNTRY KITCHEN

Windsor, CA
You’ve watched all the cooking shows---now learn to cook in the great outdoors! Come participate in leave no trace principles, while cooking a full meal and dessert. Discuss food prep for camping and backpacking trips, how... read more

NATURE CRAFT SERIES: MINIATURE FAIRY GARDENS

Santa Rosa, CA
Are you feeling crafty? Express your creativity and learn a new skill during our nature crafts series.  All ages welcome. Materials are provided.

Lifeguard in Training

Santa Rosa, CA
Sonoma County Regional Parks Life Guards in Training (LGIT) program is a volunteer work experience opportunity for teens 14 and older. Participants will meet new friends and gain valuable work experience, especially if the... read more

INTRODUCTION TO KAYAKING CAMP

Santa Rosa, CA
Have you been wanting to learn the in’s and outs of kayaking\? Take an introductory paddling course at Spring Lake where kids will learn how to paddle properly and feel comfortable maneuvering in open water. Then on Friday... read more

DISCOVERY CAMP

Santa Rosa, CA
Is your budding naturalist looking for some time outside this summer? Explore nature through hands-on educational and recreational activities. Campers will kayak on Spring Lake, take nature walks, get creative, and conduct... read more

JUNIOR GUARDS CAMP

Santa Rosa, CA
All professional rescuers start their training somewhere! Regional Parks invites participants to start their rescue careers with our expert open water lifeguards. Campers will learn swimming and paddling rescues, boating s... 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 investigating the incredible habitat of Bodega Bay. Follow animal tracks on the beach and meet tide pool animals. Splash in the waves... read more

SURF & OCEAN 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 dreamt of spending our long summer days exploring the jewel of Sonoma County, the Russian River? Take a paddling trip from Del Rio Woods in Healdsburg to Steelhead Beach in Forestville. This four-day, 12-mile wate... read more

CULTURAL CONNECTIONS UNDER THE FULL MOON

Petaluma, CA
Join Tribal Citizens from the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria for a night walk at Tolay Lake Regional Park. Watch the sunset and moonrise from a spectacular vista point as you learn the cultural significance of this ... read more
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Past Events

WILDFIRE RECOVERY HIKES: FIRE FOLLOWERS AND RESILIENCE

WILDFIRE RECOVERY HIKES: FIRE FOLLOWERS AND RESILIENCE

Windsor, CA
Many flowers and plants, known as “fire followers,” thrive after a fire has occurred in the area. Together we will walk a gentle route past ponds and examine how the ecosystem recovers from fire, discovering how the thriving plants, flowers, and animals that have adapted to the changed habitat.
Sun, Mar 29 2020 10:00 AM Sun, Apr 5 2020 12:00 PM

TIDE POOL WILDERNESS EXPLORATION

TIDE POOL WILDERNESS EXPLORATION

Bodega Bay, CA
Sonoma County has one of the most biodiverse coastlines in the nation.  Get a glimpse into the marvelous underwater wilderness with a 1.5 mile round trip walk to the ocean, tide pool exploration and a scavenger hunt as the sun sinks slowly into the horizon.  Anemones? Sea Urchins? Sea Stars?  See...
Sat, Mar 7 2020 2:30 PM Sat, Apr 4 2020 4:00 PM

WILDFLOWER WALK: FLOWER IDENTIFICATION TRICKS AND TIPS

WILDFLOWER WALK: FLOWER IDENTIFICATION TRICKS AND TIPS

Santa Rosa, CA
Discover what’s in bloom this season. Learn how to identify common flowers using your observation skills and a plant keys on this  informative 2 mile walk with grand valley vistas.
Saturday, April 4 2020 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

FIRST TIMERS' CAMPING

FIRST TIMERS' CAMPING

Santa Rosa, CA
Bring the whole family for a camp out under the stars. If it is your first time camping or you are a seasoned camper, do not to worry!  Staff will help you learn about pitching tents, making dinner outside, and bilingual fireside storytelling. Learn about all the ways to enhance your future campi...
Fri, Apr 3 2020 5:00 PM Sat, Apr 4 2020 11:00 AM

NATURE CRAFT SERIES: SPRING WREATH TUTORIAL

NATURE CRAFT SERIES: SPRING WREATH TUTORIAL

Santa Rosa, CA
Welcome in both visitors and the spring season with a beautiful handmade wreath for your home. Participants will practice technique and composition as well as discover the history behind this versatile decoration. $10 per person.  Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Sunday, March 29 2020 10:30 AM 12:00 PM

WILDFLOWER WALK: EARLY SPRING BEAUTIES

WILDFLOWER WALK: EARLY SPRING BEAUTIES

Santa Rosa, CA
Search for early bloomers beneath the redwoods, along Matanzas Creek, amidst heritage oaks and throughout open meadows as we climb the north slope of Sonoma Mountain. Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy over breathtaking views from Bennett Valley overlook on this intermediate 5-mile roundtrip hike.
Sunday, March 22 2020 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

VERNAL EQUINOX NIGHT HIKE

VERNAL EQUINOX NIGHT HIKE

Rohnert Park, CA
Join us for a twilight walk to celebrate the first day of spring.  Experience the day slowly turning to night while we wait for the sounds of night creatures.  Learn what it’s like to use all your senses to walk at night without a light.
Saturday, March 21 2020 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

JUNIOR RANGERS: FIRST AID OUTDOORS

JUNIOR RANGERS: FIRST AID OUTDOORS

Healdsburg, CA
What do you need to know or do to hike safely? Ranger Ryan knows what it takes to safely adventure outdoors and what to do in an emergency. Learn some basic first aid and some safety tips especially for kids.
Sunday, March 15 2020 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

JUNIOR RANGERS: ANIMAL TRACKING

JUNIOR RANGERS: ANIMAL TRACKING

Healdsburg, CA
All kinds of animals call our parks home, but sometimes spotting them is difficult. Thankfully they leave behind clues to let us know where they've been. Ranger Darren and Ranger Assistant Michaela know all about animal tracks, scat and the other clues our animal neighbors leave behind.
Saturday, February 15 2020 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

NATURE CRAFT SERIES: FABRIC PAINTING WORKSHOP

NATURE CRAFT SERIES: FABRIC PAINTING WORKSHOP

Santa Rosa, CA
Are you feeling crafty? Express your creativity and learn a new skill during our nature crafts series.  All ages welcome. Materials are provided. Learn the basics of fabric printing using a variety of natural objects.  Experiment with texture, color, and shape while creating a unique printed ite...
Sunday, January 26 2020 10:30 AM 12:00 PM
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