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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Recovery Work Begins on the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping Project

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After extensive delays, we are pleased to announce that recovery work for the Fire Damaged Roadway Landscaping project in Coffey Park and Fountaingrove areas began yesterday, October 5.  This project will remove and replace portions of roadway la...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Recovery Status for Six Fire Damaged Parks in Fountaingrove

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Recovery work on the Six Fire Damaged Parks project in Fountaingrove, that began in May, is nearing completion. In fact recovery work on Parker Hill Trail, Rincon Ridge Open Space and Francis Nielsen Park have been completed.

Installation of the new playgr...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Santa Rosa Merit Awards Honor Outstanding Community Volunteers

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The city of Santa Rosa has selected 12 extraordinary individuals and organizations to receive the 2022 Merit Awards, which acknowledge outstanding volunteerism in serving the community and improving the quality of life in Santa Rosa. This year marks the 4...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Recovery Update for Six Fire-Damaged Parks in the Fountaingrove Area

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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. To date, all fire-damaged materials have been r...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Rec & Parks Honored as "Best of Sonoma County"

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The Press Democrat has announced their 2022 award winners for their “Best of Sonoma County” awards, and we took home "Best Bocce Ball" for Juilliard Park and "Best Golf Course" for Bennett Valley Golf Course!

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Membership Drive for Recreation Programs Serving At-Risk Youth

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Neighborhood Services of Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is conducting a membership drive and has broadened the criteria for residents to qualify for afterschool, sports, and recreation programs for at-risk youth. All residents who live within five targ...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Fall/Winter 2022 Recreation Scholarships Now Available

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Recreation program scholarships are now available for Swim Lessons, Lifeguard Training, Senior Memberships, Winter Camp Wa-Tam, and more for those who qualify.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

New Picnic Area for DeTurk Round Barn Park

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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. 

The area will be located along the sidewalk on Boyce Street at roughly the midpoint of the block between Donahue and Pr...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Donation to Rec & Parks Scholarship Fund from St. Paddy’s Day 5K

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On July 26th, Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks had a pool party at Finley Aquatic Center! The occasion was to accept a generous $10,000 donation from Fleet Feet Santa Rosa to the Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund. These are proceeds from the 2022 S...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 21, 2022

Summer Contest with Movies in the Park & Mary’s Pizza Shack

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Win a pizza party at Mary’s Pizza Shack & VIP experience at Movies in the Park!

The month of July is our favorite time of year! It’s the month when our nation celebrates the power of play and adventure! Here locally, we’re...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Potentially Toxic Algae at Local Lakes and Rivers

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Update: August 1, 2022

On July 31, boat rentals and classes on Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park were suspended following observance of potentially toxic blue green algae throughout portions of the lake. These operations will likely remained closed as a precau...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: July 18, 2022

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!

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

New Operator for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

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Santa Rosa City Council voted (6-1) on Tuesday to approve a management agreement with Touchstone Golf, LLC (Touchstone) for the operation and maintenance of the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Enterprise which includes the restaurant and event center. T...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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WHEREAS, public works are an essential part of our citizens’ everyday lives; and,

WHEREAS, public works professionals build and maintain critical infrastructure that is vital to creating a sustainable and resilient community, protecting public health, and ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Recovery Process to Start on Two Remaining Fire Damaged Park Projects

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The City of Santa Rosa is pleased to announce that construction on the city’s two remaining fire damaged park projects is scheduled to begin. The Six Fire Damaged Parks Recovery project will begin construction this month and the Fire Damaged Roadway Lands...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Professional Baseball Coming to Santa Rosa

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The Santa Rosa City Council approved a request on April 12, 2022 from Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks to pursue a licensing agreement with the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs, LLC. Pecos, which is the largest independent baseball league in t...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: March 10, 2022

Lifeguards & Swim Instructors Urgently Needed

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Lifeguards and swim instructors are urgently needed at Santa Rosa’s two city pools and for boat rental operations at Lake Ralphine at Howarth Park. Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks is hiring now for these crucial positions to maintain safe pool...
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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: February 17, 2022

Council Approves Recommendation for Bennett Valley Golf Course and Restaurant/Event Facility

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On Feb. 15, 2022, Santa Rosa City Council approved the Bennett Valley Golf Course (BVGC) Ad Hoc Committee recommendation, to pursue the solicitation of a single management agency with a full-service agreement to operate and maintain both the golf course a...

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Recreation & Parks
Posted on: January 27, 2022

See Spring/Summer 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: December 22, 2021

Become an Aquatics Member!

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We are launching a new Annual Aquatic Membership program. This new reward program is for swimmers and water fitness enthusiasts who are committed to their time in the pool! Members save on each swim session with a discounted Punch Pass and save even more ...

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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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Posted on: February 23, 2022

New City Playground Reopens at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park

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Community input directed the design and amenities selected for the new replacement playground for children ages 5-12 years at Colgan Creek Neighborhood Park. Mayor Chris Rogers and Vice Mayor Eddie Alvarez (District 1) officially opened the new play struc...

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