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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Celebrate the Holidays with Recreation & Parks

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The holiday season will be upon us soon, bringing the return of many of our beloved Santa Rosa traditions! Holiday gatherings such as the Handmade Holiday Crafts Fair, Holiday Lights Tours on Rosie the Trolley, and venue rentals for holiday parties will b...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: October 22, 2021

Halloween at Howarth, Sat., Oct. 23 - Drive-thru Due to Rain

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After consulting the hourly forecast from the National Weather Service for Sat, Oct. 23rd, staff with Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks have modified the Halloween at Howarth event to a drive-thru event. Registered participants are asked to arrive at Howa...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 22, 2021

Your City Pools, a Haven Amid the Pandemic

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Santa Rosa’s two spacious outdoor pools with their cool, clear water have always been alluring and busy, and that has been especially true recently. Since springtime, the pools at Ridgway Swim Center and Finley Aquatic Center have hosted more th...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Refilling of Lake Ralphine Suspended to Preserve Water, Some Recreational Use Impacted

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The refilling of Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park, which would typically happen this time of year, has been suspended to preserve water amid severe drought conditions. The lake is normally refilled toward the end of the recreational season by water pumped fr...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 1, 2021

City Exploring Options for Bennett Valley Golf Course Property in Advance of 2022 Operator Contract

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UPDATE 9/1/21

The City of Santa Rosa is accepting applications for residents interested in participating on the Bennett Valley Golf Course Operational Analysis Review & Selection Committee. On August 17th, City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 29, 2021

See Fall/Winter Activities and Register Now!

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Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks and find opportunities for fitness, social enrichment, learning, and more, always with COVID-safety in mind.

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Posted on: June 10, 2021

Swim Lesson Scholarships Available

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Learning to swim is a life-saving critical skill for children and adults. Through the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund, the City is working to bring this skill to more Santa Rosans. Scholarships for qualifying families are available now to help wit...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Permits Resume for Activities and Events in City Parks

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks has resumed accepting applications for park permits allowing for hosted events in City parks. Issuance of park permits has previously been paused since March 2020 due to the pandemic.

Most organized activities and events p...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: May 27, 2021

‘School of Rec’ Program Concludes, 180 Families Served

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The School of Rec Distance Learning Camp and Care program concluded Wednesday after having served 180 families during the pandemic, including many underserved families. Recreation & Parks staff ope...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: May 4, 2021

See Summer Activities and Register

Browse the Summer Activity Guide. Registration begins May 6th.

Join Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks for swim lessons, summer camps, fitness and sports activities, art classes, and much, much more!

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Posted on: April 14, 2021

National Park Trust #MyParkMyWhy

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Join the National Park Trust's #MyParkMyWhy challenge and celebrate with us the parks and outdoor spaces that make our lives better! On social media, make your own short video at your favorite park, tell us why it’s important to you and...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Summer Adult Softball Returns!

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Get your team together, dust off your bat and glove, and let’s play ball! Summer adult softball for men’s, women’s and coed teams is returning to our City sports fields this June. All the information, including COVID-19 safety protocols, is available onli...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: January 28, 2021

Leprechaun Treasure Hunt

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Think you know our City parks well enough to be able to find the elusive leprechauns?! Here’s how it works…

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  • Beginning Saturday, February 27th, visit any one of our City parks from the list below and hunt for leprechauns! Leprech...
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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: February 10, 2021

Register Now for 20+ New Recreation Programs for Spring 2021

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Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks announces 20-plus new recreation programs for spring, with lifeguard training and swimming lessons topping the list! These programs in drowning prevention are especially important to the health of our community and are pe...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: January 4, 2021

A Standing Ovation For Parks Crew Supervisor Dean Hamlin

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As we close out the tumultuous year of 2020, please join us in a standing ovation for Parks Crew Supervisor Dean Hamlin, who could always be counted on to bring order and calm to our parks and throughout our city. Dean, who literally knows Santa Rosa’s 70...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Colgan Creek Park Survey

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Take the Colgan Creek Play Structure Design Survey!

The City of Santa Rosa Parks team is seeking community input on the preferred play structure design options for Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Survey is open until January 17, 2021. 

TAKE THE SUR...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: September 30, 2021

City Council Approves Master Plan for Roseland Creek Community Park

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The Santa Rosa City Council voted unanimously to approve the Roseland Creek Community Park Master Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration at their September 28 council meeting, following a robust public hearing.

The approval is a major milestone for Santa ...

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