We're happy to announce
Hood Mountain's Los Alamos Road entrance reopens Saturday, Jan. 20. October's wildfires mostly spared the north end of the 1,750-acre park, so we're able to restore access to beautiful settings like
Santa Rosa Creek, Homestead Meadow, Hood Mountain Trail, and the McCormick addition in adjacent Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Unfortunately, it'll be some time before we reopen Hood's Pythian Road entrance, due to the severity of the burns on the southern section of the mountain.
Imagine a bike trail linking Forestville and Highway 1. A state grant will let us do just that. We've been awarded funding to study the potential for a trail along 19 miles of the lower Russian River. An off-road trail would link the towns and hamlets on busy River Road and go a long way toward completing the community's vision for a countywide network of bike and pedestrian trails.
Viewing our website on your phone is a lot easier now, thanks to a redesign of SonomaCountyParks.org. The site update automatically resizes content for small screens, making it much easier to navigate menus, find upcoming events, and see our latest announcements. No more pinching and zooming required.
#SonomaStrong Challenge organizers at Shiloh Ranch
Anya Star, Justin Borton, and Christine Byrne are leading an ambitious, high-energy effort to help fund wildfire recovery projects in the parks. Their
#SonomaStrong Parks Restoration Challenge hopes to raise at least $40,000 by sending as many local trail runners as they can muster to the Ragnar Tahoe in July. The Ragnar is an overnight team relay race, and while that might sound daunting, all abilities are welcome.