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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.

Go!

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!

Luther 

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?
  • Your CIPWhat are we building in your neighborhood?
    01/14/2015
    Capital Projects Engineering
    Check out the list of enhancements being built and planned for the streets where we walk, bicycle and drive; the sewer and water system we rely on for health and safety; and the parks where our kids play.
    NAP LogoCall for Artists: National Arts Program in Santa Rosa
    01/08/2015
    Recreation & Parks
    Deadline extended to January 14, 2015! Register now to be included in the 12th Annual National Arts Program Exhibition!
    sand bagsFree Sand Available to Residents
    12/01/2014
    Transportation and Public Works
    The City of Santa Rosa has run out of bags for the Sandbag Filling Station. The City will continue to have free sand available, but residents will need to bring their own bagging materials.
    Holiday DinnerHelp NRP Spread Holiday Cheer!
    11/24/2014
    Neighborhood Revitalization Program
    The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) needs your help providing families a special holiday meal this season.
     
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