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Recreation, Parks & Community Services

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About Recreation, Parks & Community Services in Sonoma

Recreational opportunities are an important part of life in Sonoma. The City's parks and trails provide places to hike, bike, and enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities and relaxation. The City of Sonoma does not operate its own Recreation Department, but instead  contracts with local non-profit organizations to provide recreation and community services. These include youth programs, athletics, classes, senior services, environmental education, cultural arts, and facilities that operate these programs. Through the Council-approved Recreation and Community Services Program (aka the “Community Fund”), the City funds four contracts for core services, as well as several other partnerships and sponsorships of certain community events.

Planning for the Future

In December 2020, the City Council approved a resolution to create a comprehensive, multi-year Recreation and Park Master Plan and to form an ad hoc Community Recreation and Parks Task Force.  The Task Force is conducting community outreach and data collection, and advising the City's Community Services and Environment Commission on the first two phases of a multi-year work plan.  Learn more here.

June 2021: We are in the process of updating this website to include a "one-stop shop" for information on recreational opportunities and community services programs in Sonoma.  An online recreation catalog is currently in development.

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