Storms close local parks

By Katherine Minkiewicz-Martine, Staff Writer, , October 26, 2021

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A portion of the flooded Spring Lake Regional Park. (Photo courtesy Sonoma County Regional Parks)

Sunday’s powerful atmospheric river fueled storm has led to several Sonoma County Regional Park closures due to flooding.

As of noon on Oct. 25, the following parks and trails are closed:

  • Foothill
  • Hood Mountain
  • Cloverdale River Park
  • Guerneville River Park
  • Sunset Beach River Park
  • Forestville River Access
  • Steelhead Beach
  • Wohler Bridge
  • Riverfront
  • Del Rio Woods
  • Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach
  • North Sonoma Mountain
  • Spring Lake
  • Elizabeth Perrone Dog Park at Sonoma Valley
  • West County Trail between Green Valley Road and Graton

“Despite the brief break in the downpour, water levels are still high in many of these places, including Spring Lake,” reads a statement posted on the Sonoma County Regional Parks Facebook page.

According to the statement, county parks crews are currently inspecting parks and assessing damage.

“We’ll reopen parks as soon as we can safely access them, assess damage, and clean up (for some parks that may take a few days),” the statement reads.

Floodwaters can contain unseen hazards. Do not attempt to visit any of the flooded or closed parks until they’re reopened.