Parks & Open Spaces

Restrictions on Healdsburg Parks and Open Spaces Further Loosened

Badger Park with Fitch Mountain in background

The Sonoma County Public Health Officer has further loosened restrictions on public parks and open spaces throughout Sonoma County – including Healdsburg – starting Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Go here for the latest Parks Order.

What will be re-opened?

Please be patient: Our Healdsburg Community Services Department will be reopening parks throughout the day.  Here’s what will be re-opened:

Neighborhood Parks: Badger, Barbieri, Community Center, Gibbs, Giorgi, Plaza and West Plaza, Railroad, and Sorrento parks. 

Open Spaces: Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve and Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve

What’s still off limits? 

“High-touch” equipment such as playgrounds, drinking fountains and areas that encourage gatherings, such as picnic areas, dog parks, and restrooms remain closed to public use. 

All park users need to assess if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, which include a dry cough, exhaustion, shortness of breath, and fever. Please go here for the list of COVID-19 symptoms that are known so far. If you feel unwell, please protect your fellow community members and stay home.  

Face masks: Yes, you still need to wear face masks/coverings if you will be around other people in public. Thank you for adhering to this requirement by the County.

Loosening restrictions on public access to parks and open spaces allows residents to enjoy our outdoor spaces without resulting in the crowding and virus transmission risks that led to the parks being closed in the first place. 

For the full Amendment to the Parks Closure Order, go here: https://socoemergency.org/order-of-the-health-officer-amended-parks-closure-order/