1. SpringSummer 2024 Activity Guide Cover

    See Spring/Summer Activities and Register Now!

    Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more! Additional Info...
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    North Neighborhood Park Improvements

    Join us for a community meeting on Saturday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m., to discuss a community vision for North Neighborhood Park. Read on...
  3. SpringSummer 2024 Block Blast Cover

    Neighborhood Services’ Spring/Summer Recreation Programs for Underserved Youth are Now Available

    The Spring/Summer Neighborhood Services’ Block Blast is available and full of low and no-cost activities for youth and families living within Santa Rosa’s priority neighborhoods and/or who meet income qualifications. Additional Info...
  4. Recreation Staff

    Hiring Now for Fun Spring/Summer Jobs

    Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks launches spring and summer job recruitment. Read on...
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    Go Green for Good with the St. Patrick's Day 5K Fundraiser

    Run, walk, dance or stroll at the St. Patrick's Day 5K and post-race celebration on March 17! This popular family event at Courthouse Square supports for the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund. Read on...
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    2024 Recreation Scholarships Now Available

    Rec scholarships are available to help offset the cost of select programs for eligible SR residents. Changes to the program this year allow residents to receive a scholarship subsidy on their account prior to registration, which may be used for payment. Additional Info...
  7. AARP Tax Aide

    AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Services Available at Three Santa Rosa Locations

    Santa Rosa residents in need of income tax preparation assistance are offered the free services of the AARP Tax-Aide program. The focus is on serving residents over age 50 who have low to moderate incomes. Read on...
  8. News Flash_Finley Aquatic Center Facility Upgrade

    Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project

    Here's a look at the progress being made on the Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and Renovation Project. Read on...
  9. Rec and Parks Logo with Tree Background

    City of Santa Rosa Hires Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks

    After a comprehensive, nationwide recruitment effort, the City of Santa Rosa has named Donté Watson as its new Director of Recreation and Parks. Read on...
  10. Finley Aquatic Center

    Finley Aquatic Center to Close Thru Next Spring for Facility Upgrade

    Finley Aquatic Center will close at end of day on Friday, Nov. 3 thru spring 2024 for construction of a new spray ground and splash pad, and renovation of the pool deck area. Read on...
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    Ridgway Slide Repaired and Restored for More Slip, Sliding Fun

    When the 23 year old slide at Ridgway Swim Center faced imminent closure, it was all hands on deck to complete a repair and restoration project to keep the community-favorite attraction open. Read on...
  12. 2023 Merit Awards Logo

    City of Santa Rosa Announces 2023 Merit Awards Winners

    The City of Santa Rosa has selected 13 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2023 Merit Awards. Join us to celebrate these outstanding community volunteers on Sept. 18 at Finley Community Center. Read on...
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    Finley Aquatic Center Spray Ground and ADA Renovation Project

    City Council approved the contract award for $5.3M spray ground construction and ADA improvements, construction expected to begin October 2023 Read on...
  14. News Flash_Junior Giants Scholarship_Itzel Velarde

    Santa Rosa Junior Giants Participant Awarded Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship

    Itzel Velarde, a Santa Rosa Junior Giants participant, has been awarded the Harmon and Sue Burns Scholarship, earning her a $10,000 college scholarship and more. Read on...
  15. Bennett Valley Golf Course sand trap and green

    Replacement of Bennett Valley Golf Course Irrigation System

    The City Council has appropriated $2M toward the replacement of the irrigation system at Bennett Valley Golf Course. Read on...
  16. News Flash_FallWinter AG

    See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

    Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more! Additional Info...
  17. Seasonal Staff Training in Finley Auditorium

    Recreation & Parks Welcomes 300+ Seasonal Employees with In-Service Training Week

    Hundreds of newly hired seasonal staff members kicked off a week of intensive training and learning at Finley Community Center on June 5, 2023 to get ready for summer programs. Read on...
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    Finley Aquatic Center's 30th Birthday Celebration

    On April 17th, the City's popular Finley Aquatic Center marks three decades of providing water fun and exercise for Santa Rosa residents. Come celebrate this milestone with free swimming and cake! Read on...
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    Love Giants Baseball and Working with Youth? Become a Junior Giants AmeriCorp Ambassador

    Work with the Giants Community Fund, AmeriCorp, and Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks to provide the transformative experience of the Jr. Giants program to underserved youth in Santa Rosa. Read on...
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    Clean California Community Days – Spring into Action!

    The City of Santa Rosa is partnering with Caltrans for Clean California Community Days, an eleven-day, state-wide community beautification event Read on...
  21. NF_CarloBottini

    A Tribute to Carlo Bottini, 'The Commodore of Howarth Park'

    Honoring the legacy of Carlo Bottini, namesake of the Lake Ralphine boathouse, for his dedication and contributions to the sailing program at Howarth Park. Read on...
  22. Clean Santa Rosa Logo 300x190

    City Launches New Clean Santa Rosa Beautification Program

    Join us on Feb. 17 for Clean Santa Rosa to help keep our city clean and beautiful. Read on...
  23. NF_Fir Ridge Park Play Structure

    Recovery Status for Six Fire Damaged Parks in Fountaingrove

    Recovery work that began in May 2022 on the Six Fire Damaged Parks is nearing completion, including installation of the play structures at Fir Ridge Park. Read on...
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    Recovery Update for Six Fire-Damaged Parks in the Fountaingrove Area

    Debris removal and restoration for all six fire-damaged parks and open space parcels in the Fountaingrove area began in May and due to the tight schedule, work is occurring concurrently at all six locations. Read on...
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    New Picnic Area for DeTurk Round Barn Park

    A new paved area with two picnic tables will be installed at the south end of DeTurk Round Barn Park adjacent to the dog park. Read on...
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    New Operator for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

    On Tuesday, 6/7, city council voted 6-1 to approve a management agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC to operate and manage BVGC Enterprise Read on...
  27. NF_PWW Proclamation 4b

    City Council Proclaims May 15-21, 2022 National Public Works Week

    In recognition for the substantial contributions public works professionals make in protecting the health, safety and quality of life in the communities they serve. This years recipients include Eddie Curiel, Tim Finegan, Marty Barber, and Jose Valencia Read on...
  28. Fire Recovery Park Projects

    Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

    The parks recovery process involves restoring six parks and open space parcels in the Fountaingrove area and removing fire damaged roadway landscaping and replacing the irrigation system damaged in the Fountaingrove and Coffey Park burn scar areas. Read on...
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    New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

    Mayor Rogers and Vice Mayor Alvarez officially reopened the new play structures today, Feb. 23 at Colgan Creek Park in southeast Santa Rosa Read on...