Out There

Out There

Santa Rosa is the unbeaten path to all that’s well-known and yet still undiscovered about Northern California. Endless outdoor activities, a handcrafted culture, the hub of American cycling, a foodie paradise, and the heart of wine country. In the middle of everything.

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Parks, Trails & Greenspaces

Parks, Trails, & Greenspaces

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks operates and maintains 57 parks totaling over 514 Acres, and we're growing all the time! We have a train and carousel, skatepark, boating and sailing, sports fields, playgrounds, and more!

Enjoy a park!

Go Local

Go Local

The City of Santa Rosa's Economic Development Program has teamed up with Sonoma County Go Local to provide an online business directory for residents to easily browse local businesses.


Downtown Santa Rosa

Downtown Santa Rosa

Named one of the best in California, our thriving Downtown boasts three distinct shopping districts, three historic residential neighborhoods, arts and culture, events, great restaurants, famous chefs, and a comfortable inviting atmosphere.

Come downtown!


Burbank Home & Gardens

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Visit the historic landmark where the world-renowned horticulturist lived and experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career.

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Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Arts and Culture programming for the City of Santa Rosa includes many exciting possibilities for artists and community members alike. Artwork throughout town adds a lot of beauty and culture!

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Our diverse cultures bring life, vitality and economic growth to the City. Whether you live, play, work or visit here Santa Rosa offers a unique community filled with vibrant people.

Be Active

Check out the Recreation & Parks website for info on having fun, getting exercise, enjoying the outdoors, and learning.

  • Swim Centers: Swim!
  • Take a class: Rec & parks offers a variety of courses for children and adults. 
  • Community Events: Come downtown for a show, market, or festival!
  • Arts & Culture: Santa Rosa has several art exhibits, theaters, and museums all over town.
  • City parks: Visit any of our 65 parks with playgrounds, sports fields, lakes, and hiking trails.
  • Golf: Experience the City's premier Bennett Valley Golf Course.

  • Be Involved

    Review the Community Engagement website to learn how to get involved. 

  • Neighborhood Resources:  Learn how to put on community events.
  • Join a neighborhood association: Meet your neighbors, establish a network.
  • City Council meetings: Stay informed on local issues, speak out to your local representatives.
  • Volunteer: Give back to your community.
  • City Calendar of Meetings: Browse all city public meetings and other events.
  • Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies: Learn how to be prepared for disaster situations and set up your own COPE Neighborhood Team.
  • Voter Information: Learn about candidates and view election results.
  • Schools and libraries: Find your school district or check out a book!

  • Shopping

    Shop, eat, play, and stay local. Visit the Business website for more info.  

  • Go Local Santa Rosa: The City teamed up with Sonoma County Go Local to provide an online business directory with general info, coupons, specials, social media, and job openings of local merchants and restaurants.
  • Downtown: A great place to shop, eat, and play.
  • Interactive Downtown Map: Navigate through the businesses and attractions in downtown.
  • Parking: There are several conveniently located garages and lots in downtown.
  • Commercial District Map: See where you can shop!
  • Services
    You can take care of a lot of business online from home. Check out the Online Services website, which may save you a trip to a city facility.

  • Santa Rosa CityBus - Get around town for cheap and reduce your carbon footprint. 
  • Trash collection - Contact your waste management agency.
  • Street Maintenance - Need a pothole or sidewalk fixed? 
  • Emergency and Hospital Information - Important information for times of crisis.
  • Licenses and Permits - Get documentation for yourself or your business.
  • All City Departments - Need something else?
  • Detour routeJennings Avenue Railway Crossing
    Transportation and Public Works
    SMART is testing trains. The increased train traffic through Santa Rosa poses a risk to pedestrians and bicyclists who cross the tracks at Jennings Avenue. The informal crossing at Jennings Avenue will be fenced off and closed on November 30, 2015.
    Finali ParkNew Neighborhood Park Opening in Santa Rosa
    Recreation & Parks
    Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate opening of Finali Neighborhood Park.
    Park constructionCosntruction Work at Dauenhauer Park
    Recreation & Parks
    Pathway improvements in progress.
    Reimagining CityBus graphicCome be part of the discussions to reinvent our local CityBus transit system
    Transportation and Public Works
    We are reinventing our local transit system to reflect the travel needs and priorities of Santa Rosa today, and into the future. Come be part of reimagining CityBus by joining us at one of the workshops.
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