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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: 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 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: 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: July 13, 2022

Be Water Safe this Summer

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The lure of cooling off and enjoying water sports at local beaches, lakes and pools is especially strong as temperatures warm during summer and early fall in Sonoma County. While most of the time this is a wonderful way to enjoy summer fun with friends an...

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Recreation & Parks
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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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Transportation & Public Works - News
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 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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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: 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 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: 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: 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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