Recreation & Community Services
Recreational, leisure and community service programs are an important part of the overall delivery of services by the City of Sonoma to its residents.
The City of Sonoma does not operate its own Parks and Recreation Department, Community and Cultural Services Department, or similar internal City organization. Instead the City has invested in outside service agencies, specifically non-profit organizations, which have filled the community’s need for important recreation and community programs including youth programs, athletic programs, senior services, arts and theater, and the facilities that operate these programs.
In March 2018, City Council approved The Recreation and Community Services Program or “Community Fund” that contracts with four key non-profits for delivery of core recreation and community services on the behalf of the City. The Community Fund also supports other recreation and services partnerships as well as sponsors “Heritage Events” and “Community Events.”