Sonoma County Regional Parks Purchases 500 Acres Near Monte Rio

10 November 2020

Santa Rosa, CA – November 9, 2020 – Sonoma County Regional Parks has acquired more than 500 acres in Monte Rio through a collaborative effort to preserve critical coastal range forest and create a diverse trail system in what will be the first regional park for this part of the county.

The 515 acres purchased from the local Torr family in October are south of the Russian River, at the southern edge of Monte Rio. The acquisition includes three sections of land: one section is west of Main Street generally between Schoolhouse Gulch and Tyrone Road; one section is along Dutch Bill Creek between Main Street and Bohemian Highway; and one section is east of Bohemian Highway.

The future county park and open space preserve – yet to be named – will create hiking, biking and outdoor education opportunities for Monte Rio and nearby Bohemian Highway communities like Camp Meeker, Tyrone and Occidental, areas relatively lacking in public wilderness parks and trails.

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