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Sonoma County Parks

NATURE INVESTIGATORS AT CRANE CREEK REGIONAL PARK

Rohnert Park, CA
Calling all kids! Join this three-week science, literacy, and art program designed to connect students from ages 7 to 12 to their local park while they practice being a scientist and discovering the world around them. Each s… read more

NATURE INVESTIGATORS AT RAGLE RANCH REGIONAL PARK

Sebastapol, CA
Calling all kids! Join this three-week science, literacy, and art program designed to connect students from ages 7 to 12 to their local park while they practice being a scientist and discovering the world around them. Each s… read more

NATURE INVESTIGATORS AT SONOMA VALLEY REGIONAL PARK

Glen Ellen, CA
Calling all kids! Join this three-week science, literacy, and art program designed to connect students from ages 7 to 12 to their local park while they practice being a scientist and discovering the world around them. Each s… read more

NATURE INVESTIGATORS AT SPRING LAKE REGIONAL PARK

Santa Rosa, CA
Calling all kids! Join this three-week science, literacy, and art program designed to connect students from ages 7 to 12 to their local park while they practice being a scientist and discovering the world around them. Each s… read more

Park Preview

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 beau… read more

SOAK IN SPRINGTIME AT NORTH SONOMA MOUNTAIN

Santa Rosa, CA
Is your usual hike becoming a little boring? Step up your outdoor adventures by enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and feelings that nature has to offer. During this self-guided event, you’ll have the opportunity to slow do… read more

FULL MOON PADDLES

Santa Rosa, CA
Have you ever dreamed of paddling by the light of the moon? Come join us and experience the full moon rising over the eastern hills and reflected on the waters of Spring Lake. The park is magical by moonlight! Although this … read more

BRB I'M ON MY SUP

Santa Rosa, CA
This is the opportunity you and your teen have been waiting for—the chance for them to safely get active outside with other teens while learning a fun new skill. Paddling sports are a great way to experience Regional Parks a… read more

FEELIN' CRABBY

Bodega Bay, CA
Learn about local crabs while trying to catch some of these tasty crustaceans along the Spud Point Marina Pier. Experiment with crabbing nets and cages while enjoying the fresh sea air. You’re welcome to take home the crabs … read more

SENIOR SAUNTERS AT SONOMA VALLEY

Glen Ellen, CA
Enjoy leisurely walks with friendly, older adults. Explore plant and animal life, swap stories and take a gentle 2-mile stroll along some of the county’s most accessible trails. Mostly flat trails perfect for fellowship and … read more

JUNIOR WILDERNESS SURVIVALISTS AT SPRING LAKE

Santa Rosa, CA
Have you ever watched a survivalist show and wanted to know, “How can I do that?” Well, now you’ll be the expert. Get hands-on training in wilderness survival including, shelter building, knot tying, foraging and more. Thema… read more

WILD WORDS BOOK CLUB JUNE

Your City, CA
Cozy up with a good book as we explore the magical world of nature through literature. The book club will meet virtually once a month to come together and discuss the reading.

BEYOND FROGS AND FISH: LIFE IN THE POND

Windsor, CA
Let’s head into the water to discover the world beneath the surface. After a short walk to the pond, explore the area through hands-on activities. We’ll discover who lives in the water and what they tell us about the health … read more

MARK WEST BACK-COUNTRY HIKES

Santa Rosa, CA
Come for a guided hike to discover new natural treasures on this 1,200-acre property in the beautiful Mark West watershed. This hike is strenuous, so bring your sense of adventure to see amazing views of Santa Rosa, learn ab… read more

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY

Windsor, CA
Foothill Regional Park features 6 miles of trails through a mature oak woodland. Hikers, cyclists and equestrians all enjoy this open space park located on the northeast edge of Windsor. Join park staff as we prune the trail… read more

HIKES WITH HOUNDS AT TOLAY

Petaluma, CA
Bring your furry friend for a howling good time on these leisurely afternoon hikes! As we enjoy some fun facts about the history of coyotes – our dogs’ distant cousins, we’ll look for signs of these wild canines (scat and tr… read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: THE FIRST SALMON RUN

Healdsburg, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: LEARN TO KAYAK ON THE RUSSIAN RIVER

Healdsburg, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

KAYAKING WITH THE DRAGONS

Santa Rosa, CA
Who says dragons aren’t real? Explore the cattails and rushes of Spring Lake by kayak and discover the “dragons” (dragonflies) of Sonoma County. These pre-historic terrors of the sky have been around for more than 300 millio… read more

SCIENCE SATURDAYS

Santa Rosa, CA
Bring your junior scientists over to the Environmental Discovery Center to enjoy a kids-only science activity hour. Adults can head out into Spring Lake Park to enjoy rejuvenating, kid-free time in nature! Register now for t… read more

SNAPSHOT CAL COAST!

Bodega Bay, CA
Help scientists as you explore our tidepools at low tide. Snapshot Cal Coast is an annual California statewide citizen science effort that encourages people to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds alo… read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: SONOMA CREEK CLEAN UP

Sonoma, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

INTRODUCTION TO DISC GOLF AT MAXWELL FARMS

Sonoma, CA
Sonoma County Regional Parks has two disc golf courses. Have you wanted to play but don't know how to start? Learn how to disc golf in in a relaxed setting along with other beginners before taking your game to the course at … read more

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING 101

Santa Rosa, CA
Stand-up paddleboarding gives you a unique view of the lake to observe wildlife you might not be able to view from the shore. Join us for an exhilarating experience learning how to paddleboard, while viewing and learning abo… read more

TIDEPOOL WILDERNESS EXPLORATION

Bodega Bay, CA
Sonoma County has one of the most biodiverse coastlines in the nation. Sea anemones? Sea urchins? Sea stars? See what awaits you in this rocky and wonderful world. Discover this marvelous underwater wilderness by exploring t… read more

MARK WEST PARK PREVIEW

Santa Rosa, CA
Enjoy a self-guided exploration of the trails of this rugged and beautiful 1,200-acre property. Discover Mark West Creek, riparian woodlands, towering redwoods and beautiful views. Envision the land’s potential as a park and… read more

KAYAKING 101

Santa Rosa, CA
Kick start your morning by kayaking confidently on Spring Lake! Learn how to handle your paddle, turn and become comfortable on the water. All ability levels and ages 7-plus are welcome.

LET'S CLEANUP THE RUSSIAN RIVER

Forestville, CA
The Russian River flows from Cloverdale to the Pacific Ocean, passing through nine regional parks. Named for the steelhead that were once abundant, this popular park sees tens of thousands of visitors during the summer. We’r… read more

SUMMER SOLSTICE WALK

Glen Ellen, CA
Experience the day softly turning into night while engaging your senses and tuning them into the different sounds of evening animals. Would you like to celebrate the longest day of the year? Come find out what the summer sol… read more

FULL MOON PADDLE AT SPRING LAKE

Santa Rosa, CA
Have you ever wanted to paddle under the light of the moon? Experience the full moon in a kayak at Spring Lake Regional Park. Paddles, kayaks and life jackets will be provided. Bring a water bottle, water-proof bag to carry … read more

INTRODUCTION TO DISC GOLF AT TOLAY

Petaluma, CA
Sonoma County Regional Parks has two disc golf courses. Have you wanted to play but don't know how to start? Learn how to disc golf in in a relaxed setting along with other beginners before taking your game to the course at … read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: BUILD A PICNIC TABLE

Sebastopol, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

TEEN SURVIVALISTS AT HELEN PUTNAM

Petaluma, CA
If you were dropped off in the wilderness with no knowledge of what would happen, would you be prepared? How are your outdoor skills? If you’re intrigued, then this program is for you! From shelter building to foraging, teen… read more

TWO-DAY YOUTH KAYAK SKILLS CAMP AT SPRING LAKE

Santa Rosa, CA
Learn the essentials of kayaking while enjoying a fun paddling experience with your peers. Gain confidence on the water and learn paddling techniques, different types of strokes, launching and landing and effective communica… read more

WILD WORDS BOOK CLUB JULY

Your City, CA
Cozy up with a good book as we explore the magical world of nature through literature. The book club will meet virtually once a month to come together and discuss the reading.

SENIOR SAUNTER AT CRANE CREEK

Rohnert Park, CA
Enjoy leisurely walks with friendly, older adults. Explore plant and animal life, swap stories and take a gentle 2-mile stroll along some of the county’s most accessible trails. Mostly flat trails perfect for fellowship and … read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: TWEET, TWEET- MAKE YOUR OWN BIRDHOUSE

Healdsburg, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

JUNIOR WILDERNESS SURVIVALISTS AT RAGLE RANCH

Sebastopol, CA
Have you ever watched a survivalist show and wanted to know, “How can I do that?” Well, now you’ll be the expert. Get hands-on training in wilderness survival including, shelter building, knot tying, foraging and more. Thema… read more

NATURE JOURNALING FOR ADULTS: NATURE JOURNALING 101

Santa Rosa, CA
Deepen your connection to the natural world through writing and sketching. Explore, observe, and identify the inspiring flora and fauna of our regional parks. Each session includes instruction on artistic techniques. Please … read more

NATURE JOURNALING FOR FAMILIES

Santa Rosa, CA
Deepen your connection to the natural world through writing and sketching. Explore, observe, and identify the inspiring flora and fauna of our Regional Parks. Each session includes instruction on artistic techniques. Please … read more

SUNSET BEACH NEEDS SOME TLC

Forestville, CA
The Russian River flows from Cloverdale to the Pacific Ocean, passing through nine regional parks. This park is named after a sunny and sandy beach that naturally occurs at a bend in the river. We’re inviting you to help us … read more

FISHING IN THE CITY

Santa Rosa, CA
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to fish, but lack the equipment or know-how, now is your chance! Once registered, we’ll send you a link to a video of basic fishing skills, produced by California Fish and Wildlife, who is gene… read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: RUSSIAN RIVER BEACH CLEANUP

Forestville, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: SEED TO SNAG- THE LIFECYCLE OF TREES

Healdsburg, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

HELP OUT YOUR MOM’S COMMUNITY BEACH

Forestville, CA
The Russian River flows from Cloverdale to the Pacific Ocean, passing through nine regional parks. Mom’s Beach is a popular destination spot during the summer months, sometimes hosting over 1,000 visitors a day. We’re inviti… read more

INTRODUCTION TO DISC GOLF AT RAGLE RANCH

Sebastopol, CA
Sonoma County Regional Parks has two disc golf courses. Have you wanted to play but don't know how to start? Learn how to disc golf in in a relaxed setting along with other beginners before taking your game to the course at … read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: I SPY NATURE SIGNS

Glen Ellen, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

TEEN SURVIVALISTS AT CRANE CREEK

Rohnert Park, CA
If you were dropped off in the wilderness with no knowledge of what would happen, would you be prepared? How are your outdoor skills? If you’re intrigued, then this program is for you! From shelter building to foraging, teen… read more

CROW WALK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

Santa Rosa, CA
Nature is all around us, even in our neighborhoods. Urban hiking is a great way to explore areas you normally may miss. Learn about how crows play an important role in our local ecosystem. On this short, accessible hike, sta… read more

MAGICAL OAK WOODLANDS

Santa Rosa, CA
Oak woodlands support a wide range of life, from humans to animals, insects, and other plants. Enjoy a journey through an oak woodland habitat and become connected to our iconic California trees. We’ll discover the unique qu… read more

SENIOR SAUNTER AT BIRD WALK

Bodega Bay, CA
Enjoy leisurely walks with friendly, older adults. Explore plant and animal life, swap stories and take a gentle 2-mile stroll along some of the county’s most accessible trails. Mostly flat trails perfect for fellowship and … read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: IT'S KNOT TIME FOR THIS

Bodega Bay, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

TRAILSIDE LITTER PICK UP

Santa Rosa, CA
The Joe Rodota Trail connects the cities of Santa Rosa and Sebastopol. Cyclists and walkers can travel the 6 miles off city streets and away from motorized vehicles. Join the park staff as we clean litter and other debris fr… read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: PAINTING REHAB PROJECT

Windsor, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

SONOMA CREEK CLEAN UP

Sonoma, CA
Over a half mile of Sonoma Creek flows through Maxwell Farms Regional Park. This creek is important habitat for coho salmon, running from the Mayacamas Mountains to the San Pablo Bay. We’re inviting you to help us remove lit… read more

HIKES WITH HOUNDS AT SONOMA VALLEY

Glen Ellen, CA
Bring your furry friend for a howling good time on these leisurely afternoon hikes! As we enjoy some fun facts about the history of coyotes – our dogs’ distant cousins, we’ll look for signs of these wild canines (scat and tr… read more

JUNIOR RANGERS: INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING AND WILDERNESS SAFETY

Sebastopol, CA
Calling all nature-loving kids! Check out this interactive series where kids grow their outdoor skills and help steward the earth. Youth ages 7-13 will explore regional parks with a ranger and park staff. To earn their offic… read more

NORTH SONOMA MOUNTAIN TREK

Santa Rosa, CA
Join us on this 8-mile, moderately paced out-and-back hike. We’ll follow a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail into Jack London State Park before turning around and enjoying the breathtaking views from a different angle. In … read more

ECO ACCESS HIKE

Glen Ellen, CA
Get outdoors for an accessible hike for all abilities and ages on a mostly-level, paved trail. On this scenic trip, we will explore the natural wonders of our beautiful oak woodlands, learn about local birds including our ou… read more

BIRDING 201: ADAPTATIONS

Healdsburg, CA
Birds live in a wide variety of habitats, travel the globe and adapt to the different seasons. What makes birds unique? How are some able to dive below the water, while others soar above the clouds, barely moving their wings… read more

TWO-DAY YOUTH KAYAK SKILLS CAMP AT RIVERFRONT

Healdsburg, CA
Learn the essentials of kayaking while enjoying a fun paddling experience with your peers. Gain confidence on the water and learn paddling techniques, different types of strokes, launching and landing and effective communica… read more

FULL MOON EXPLORATION

Sebastopol, CA
Wander by the light of the full moon, discovering the secrets of survival of the animals that call the park home. We’ll take a walk, play a few games and use our senses to enjoy the nighttime. All ages are welcome on this fu… read more

FULL MOON PADDLE AT RIVERFRONT

Healdsburg, CA
Have you ever dreamed of paddling by the light of the moon? Come join us and experience the full moon rising over the eastern hills and reflected on the waters of Spring Lake. The park is magical by moonlight! Although this … read more

JUNIOR WILDERNESS SURVIVALISTS AT CLOVERDALE RIVER PARK

Cloverdale, CA
Have you ever watched a survivalist show and wanted to know, “How can I do that?” Well, now you’ll be the expert. Get hands-on training in wilderness survival including, shelter building, knot tying, foraging and more. Thema… read more

NATURE JOURNALING FOR ADULTS: LANDSCAPES AND VISTAS

Bodega Bay, CA
Deepen your connection to the natural world through writing and sketching. Explore, observe, and identify the inspiring flora and fauna of our regional parks. Each session includes instruction on artistic techniques. Please … read more

NATURE JOURNALING FOR FAMILIES: LANDSCAPES AND VISTAS

Bodega Bay, CA
Deepen your connection to the natural world through writing and sketching. Explore, observe, and identify the inspiring flora and fauna of our Regional Parks. Each session includes instruction on artistic techniques. Please … read more

JUNIOR RANGER BADGING CEREMONY

Santa Rosa, CA
Congratulations on completing the requirements to become a badged junior ranger. Join our park ranger leadership for our junior ranger badging ceremony for those who have completed one skill building course, one natural expl… read more
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Past Events

HAPPY TRAILS – TAYLOR

HAPPY TRAILS – TAYLOR

Santa Rosa, CA
This 1,100-acre park offers stunning views of the Santa Rosa plain from its 6 miles of trails. Passing through oak woodlands, crossing creeks and traversing hillsides, the trail system at Taylor Mountain is popular with hikers, bikers and equestrians. Spend a morning with park staff, pruning trails…
Saturday, May 15 2021 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

NATURE AND NOSH: MOOOOVING HISTORY

NATURE AND NOSH: MOOOOVING HISTORY

Your City, CA
NATURE & NOSH – NOONTIME WEBINARS Explore Sonoma County’s environmental history or just learn some new fascinating nature facts. Grab your favorite burrito, pour yourself a refreshing drink and tune in as we have fun sharing all about your parks with fascinating live presentations! MOOOOVING HIST…
Thursday, May 13 2021 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

WONDERFUL WILDFLOWERS: WHICH ONE IS THAT?

WONDERFUL WILDFLOWERS: WHICH ONE IS THAT?

Windsor, CA
Discover what’s in bloom at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park. Learn how to identify flowers using your observation skills, common features and handy hints. Seek out nature's treasures as you look closely and use various tools to sharpen your identification skills. Attendees are encouraged to bring a char…
Sunday, May 9 2021 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

MOTHER’S DAY KAYAKING

MOTHER’S DAY KAYAKING

Santa Rosa, CA
What better way to show your appreciation for that special mother in your life than by spending time with her on the lake? Come join us for a relaxed paddle, plying the inlets and channels of Spring Lake for two hours and stopping along the way to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Mom will love it! W…
Sunday, May 9 2021 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING 101

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING 101

Santa Rosa, CA
Stand up paddle boarding gives you a unique view of the lake to 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, while viewing and learning about local flora and fauna. All ability levels and a…
Sat, Apr 3 2021 12:00 PM Sat, May 8 2021 2:00 PM

HAPPY TRAILS- SHILOH

HAPPY TRAILS- SHILOH

Windsor, CA
This park features a rugged oak woodland with nearly 8 miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. No matter how you experience it, you can enjoy views of the hills and the valley below. Join park staff as we prune trailside trees and brush, making it easier for the park’s many users t…
Saturday, May 8 2021 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

WILD WORDS BOOK CLUB MAY

WILD WORDS BOOK CLUB MAY

Your City, CA
Cozy up with a good book as we explore the magical world of nature through literature. The book club will meet virtually once a month to come together and discuss the reading.   Info: [email protected]   May 7 • Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls In Half Broke Horses, Walls …
Friday, May 7 2021 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

INTRODUCTION TO DISC GOLF AT HEALDSBURG VETERANS MEMORIAL BEACH

INTRODUCTION TO DISC GOLF AT HEALDSBURG VETERANS MEMORIAL BEACH

Healdsburg, CA
Did you know that Sonoma County Regional Parks has two disc golf courses? Have you wanted to play but don’t know how to start? Learn how to disc golf in a relaxed setting along with other beginners before taking your game to the course at Crane Creek or Taylor Mountain. Before the program, we’ll sh…
Sunday, May 2 2021 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

SOAK IN SPRINGTIME AT STILLWATER

SOAK IN SPRINGTIME AT STILLWATER

Jenner, CA
Is your usual hike becoming a little boring? Step up your outdoor adventures by enjoying the sights, smells, sounds and feelings that nature has to offer. During this self-guided event, you’ll have the opportunity to slow down and appreciate the abundance of springtime with your senses. We’ll provi…
Saturday, May 1 2021 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

KAYAKING WITH THE DRAGONS OF SONOMA COUNTY

KAYAKING WITH THE DRAGONS OF SONOMA COUNTY

Santa Rosa, CA
Discover the real ‘dragons’ of the sky who have been around for over 300 million years! We will talk about the history of dragonflies, have a closer look at what has allowed these insects to stick around, and talk about who are some of our local 'dragons' and where to find them while kayaking. Inf…
Sat, Mar 20 2021 10:00 AM Sat, May 1 2021 12:00 PM
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