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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks operates 67 parks totaling over 514 acres of parkland which includes sports fields, dog parks, playgrounds, picnic sites, a fishing pond, boating lake, amusement rides, boating, sailing and more. Find your favorite and discover why parks make life better! Download a park map by clicking here.
Park News & Alerts:
1/15/2015 -- Upcoming Community Meeting: Playground Replacement at Eastside Park
What: Community Meeting hosted by the City of Santa Rosa to gather input on replacing main play structure in Eastside Park
When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6:00 - 6:45pm
Where: Franklin Training Center (Franklin Park - 2095 Franklin Ave.)
Why: The main playground structure at Eastside Park (170 Alderbrook Drive) is scheduled to be replaced this spring as part of the City of Santa Rosa’s ongoing accessibility project (the other, smaller play features are not a part of the project). Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks would like input from neighbors living around or near Eastside Park regarding the replacement play structure. This input will be considered when selecting the new structure. A second community meeting will be held in a few weeks to present the proposed equipment. We know that your neighborhood park is important to you, and we hope that you will join us to share your input! If you cannot attend the meeting, please feel free to send comments by January 30th to email@example.com or call 543-3276.
1/12/18/2014 -- Park Drinking Fountains Turned off for Winter
The drinking fountains in all City of Santa Rosa Parks have been turned off for the winter. This will help keep the pipes from freezing during the chilly months. Park users are encouraged to bring an ample supply of water when visiting a Park during this time as hydration is important all year-round. The fountains will be turned back on in the spring.
11/1/2014 -- Minor Construction at Courthouse Square for ADA improvements
Beginning December 1, minor construction work will begin at the area around the east fountain at Courthouse Square and will take a few weeks to complete. The brick pavers and concrete will be removed and re-installed with the required slope improving disability access to the facility. Construction will be limited to the area immediately adjacent to the fountain and will not affect access to business during the busy holiday shopping season.
Ongoing -- Pardon Our Dust! Park ADA Modifications in progress!
You may have noticed a little construction activity in some of Santa Rosa’s parks. The City is hard at work upgrading all of its parks to provide more accessibility for those with disabilities, as well as making park features more inviting and user-friendly for all Santa Rosa residents. This may mean replacing a pathway that is in disrepair, adding new wheelchair-accessible picnic tables, or any number of other improvements. All parks are scheduled to remain open and usable during this work. Follow our progress by clicking here.
10/3/2014 -- Update on lab results for suspicious meatballs found in A Place to Play Dog Park
Sonoma County Animal Services reports that, after a multitude of lab tests, no poisons harmful to people or pets were found in any of the meatballs. While this news is certainly a relief, pet owners who visit public parks are still advised to be alert and not allow your dogs to eat anything that you did not provide. Sonoma County Animal Services also recommends that dog owners walk their dogs on a leash before releasing them in designated off-leash areas. To report City of Santa Rosa Park concerns and issues, please feel free to call our Parks office at (707) 543-3770.
9/23/2014 --Suspicious meatballs found in A Place to Play Dog Park Saturday, September 20th
Sonoma County Animal Control has reported finding eight potentially poison-laced meatballs in the Dog Park area of A Place to Play Park this past weekend. Animal Control has sent the suspicious findings to a lab for testing, and they anticipate results will be available in up to a week. In the meantime, Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks ask residents to please help us to keep our community safe by reporting anything suspicious that you encounter while visiting local parks. Always call 911 in an emergency. For police related non-emergencies, call the police department at (707) 528-5222. To report park concerns or issues, call our Parks office at (707)543-3770.When visiting dog parks, dog owners should walk the off-leash areas and keep an eye out for suspicious treats. Dogs that show signs of illness after being at a park should be taken immediately to a veterinarian and owners should call Sonoma County Animal Services at (707) 565-7100.