This Saturday, May 6, is Castles & Kites, a spring tradition of kite-flying and sand-sculpting at Doran Beach. Fly your own kite or watch the colorful show in the sky. See stunt demos and browse kites for sale. Build a castle with free tools and molds or admire the creativity of other sand artists.
How much fun can you have in the parks this summer? Download our latest activities guide and discover dozens of new opportunities to get outdoors in June, July and August. Choose from paddling adventures, specialty hikes, backpacking, bird walks, campfires, family outings, festivals and lots more.
We're happy to announce Regional Parks' next director will be our longtime parks manager, Bert Whitaker. Bert replaces outgoing Director Caryl Hart, who's leaving in June to support parks and environmental issues at the national level.
Our friends from REI Santa Rosa pose for a group selfie
Who doesn't love a great selfie op? Try out our special anniversary-edition photo frame next time you're walking Spring Lake. You'll find it near the boat ramp lawn, with one of our favorite vistas in the background. Be sure to tag us and show off your parks spirit!
Get Ready to Leap into Summer
Big summer fun returns to the Spring Lake lagoon when the water park opens for the swim season on Memorial Day weekend. This floating playground made its debut last summer and is a giant hit with kids of all ages. New this year is a season pass!