Regional Parks Newsletter
August 2019
Explore Your Next Regional Park
Thank you to all those who joined us in July for the first of our monthly preview days at the future Mark West Creek Regional Park & Preserve. We had a great time hosting nearly 200 visitors at this newly acquired site. ( See the photos .) I f you're interested in exploring your next regional park, p lease join us for an upcoming preview day. This month's event is full, but spots are available for September, November and December.
Snakes On a Trail? Hiking Tips for Rattlesnake Country
Sonoma County’s parks are full of wildlife, and that wildlife includes the northern Pacific rattlesnake. So just how dangerous are rattlesnakes? What should you do if you see a snake on a trail? Here are some rattlesnake facts and hiking tips to help you keep your cool if you encounter a snake in a park.
Harvest Music Festival Tickets are Good for Parks
What's better than a music festival in the Sonoma Valley? A Sonoma Valley music festival that benefits your Regional Parks! The Sonoma Harvest Music Festival is offering a $15 donation to the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation for every festival ticket sold through the Parks Foundation website . Get one- or two-day tickets to see Ben Harper, Lauryn Hill, Death Cab for Cutie, CHVRCHES and others Sept. 14-15 and 21-22.
How Do You Like Them Gravenstein Apples?
Celebrate Sonoma County's famous heirloom apple at the Gravenstein Apple Fair on Aug. 17-18 . Enjoy live music, arts, crafts, games, farm activities, local food, microbrews, wine, and of course, apples. Lots of apples! Hosted by Sonoma County Farm Trails at Ragle Ranch Regional Park , on-site parking is free for parks members.
Final Stretch for the Trails Challenge
Great job, Trails Challenge hikers! You're putting in a lot of miles, and we love seeing your photos. This is the last month of the Trails Challenge , so be sure to finish your five hikes to get your prize. And we want to offer special thanks to REI Santa Rosa and our other Trails Challenge sponsors .
Don't Pack Away Your Swimsuit
Remember, our swim season runs through Labor Day. Even though school's starting, the water park, swimming lagoon and boat rentals at Spring Lake Regional Park and the lifeguarded swim zone at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach are open daily through Sept. 2 - perfect for an after-school outing. 
Make Your Dog's Day
The dog days of summer aren't over yet either. We're talking about the Water Bark at Spring Lake Regional Park , the off-leash dog swims that canines countywide look forward to every year. Starting Sept. 7 d ogs are welcome at the swimming lagoon for four weekends of splashing and romping.Ticket sales begin soon.
North Sonoma Mountain Camp & Trek
Join us and our partners at the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council for a special Sept. 28 campout at North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park. Enjoy a catered dinner at your campsite and set out the next morning for a 9-mile trek on the Ridge Trail through adjacent Jack London State Historic Park.
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