Future of North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park under consideration

Derek Moore, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT

Thursday’s workshop, which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett Valley Guild Hall on Grange Road, is the first step in developing a master plan for the park, which is about 3 miles up Sonoma Mountain Road from Bennett Valley Road and abuts Jack London State Historic Park in Glen Ellen.

In the two years since Sonoma County opened a regional park on the north face of Sonoma Mountain, countless visitors have fallen in love with the site’s trails and phenomenal views.
But some visitors almost assuredly have opinions on what they would change at the 820-acre park to improve the experience.
The time to make those concerns known is now.County park officials are hosting a public workshop in Santa Rosa on Thursday to begin charting the long-term management of what officially is known as the North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve.
Do you want more trails at the park? What about allowing dogs?Or, how about the prospect of overnight camping on the nearly 2,500-foot summit?
“There’s basically no plans for it yet,” Karen Davis-Brown, a regional parks planner, said of the North Sonoma Mountain park.
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