More information: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov


2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Sonoma County Regional Parks. On January 30, 1967, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to create the Sonoma County Parks and Recreation Department. They started with just one park — Doran Beach in Bodega Bay — a 2-mile long stretch of beach perfect for walking surfing, flying kites and bird-watching. Over the years, our regional parks have grown to more than 11, 000 acres, hosting more than 5 million annual visitors in its 56 parks, trails and beaches.

Regional Parks has packed the year with a slew of activities, including wildflower walks, family hikes, birdwatching, camps for kids and more. See their website for details.

Enjoy our tribute to our wonderful parks system with images staff photographers and historic images from Sonoma County Regional Parks in the gallery above.

Share your Regional Parks’ photos on social media with the hashtag #MySonomaCountyParks.

More information: parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov