Rides & Attractions

Welcome to Big K-Land where a world of amusement awaits your child. Read below for feature details and pricing. Also, visit the Sports and Recreation and Lake and Boathouse pages for even more things to do when you visit Howarth Park!

Rides & Attractions

Click here for the operating schedule.


The simulated 1863 C.P. Huntington steam train takes guests on a quarter-mile train ride through the tunnel, down to the pond, across a bridge and into the forest! All riders under 42 inches in height must be accompanied by someone at least 16 years of age. Children 12 months or younger may ride for free. 

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Santa Rosa Parks Foundation and many generous community members, Howarth Park now has a new train on the tracks!


The whimsical carousel houses 30 horses, 2 chariots and over a thousand lights! All riders under 42 inches in height must be accompanied by an adult. One adult may stand next to their child to hold on to them for free. Maximum weight on a carousel horse is 200 pounds.

Jump House


The bouncy house farm provides tons of jumping fun and even has slide inside! Open most weekends. One ticket allows for 10 minutes of jump time.

Adult supervision is required. No adults in Jump House and only children of similar sizes allowed in at same time.

Animal Barn

Visit the animal barn to meet and pet a variety of farm animals including pigs, goats, bunnies, calves, doves, lambs, guinea pigs, chickens, ducks and roosters. Plus, our knowledgeable barn staff will tell you stories and facts about each animal too! 

Please Note: Animal Barn is only open during our Summer Season.

Pony Rides With Pony Express

PLEASE NOTE: The Pony Express has not yet returned to Howarth Park. Please check back for updates.

Ride around the corral in an outdoor setting! No minimum age limit, but maximum weight limit of 90 pounds per rider.


Train, Carousel, Jump House & Animal Barn

Each attraction requires one ticket per person per ride/admission. Tickets may be purchased at the train station. No refunds or exchanges on ticket purchases. We accept cash, Visa or MasterCard.

  • Individual Tickets: $2 each (Valid until end of season)
  • Ticket Book (25 tickets): $40 (Valid until end of season)

Pony Rides

TBD. Please check back for updates.

Please Note

No $50 or $100 bills.


Howarth Park
630 Summerfield Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

[email protected]

Park Hours
Trails, Playgrounds, Fishing
Open 7 days a week
Sunrise to Sunset

Boathouse, Rides & Attractions*
For current hours, click here.

*Rides are closed on rainy days. Call the rain line at 707-543-3425 after 9am on the day of your visit to confirm.