An opportunity to support two beloved parks
Nationally renowned Santa Rosa artist Richard McDaniel has stepped forward with a $10,000 challenge grant to support Hood Mountain Regional Park & Preserve.
After organizing hikes throughout Sonoma County for two decades, intrepid hikers Bill Myers and Dave Chalk retired in May 2020. They built a community of hikers who deeply appreciate our local parks, enabling them to safely explore new trails, enhance their health and create new friendships. The Parks Foundation has created a new fund in their honor that will accept donations from the public. Your generous donation will help fund new trails, trail upgrades and camping facilities at Hood Mountain the SugarHood Complex, comprised of Sugarloaf Ridge State Park and Hood Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve.
Hood Mountain is an iconic park in the Regional Parks system. It represents one of the few opportunities for a true wilderness experience in Sonoma County and, when joined with Sugarloaf State Park, creates some really exciting opportunities for through hiking and multi-day hikes. Initial projects that the fund may support include new trails, cabins and campgrounds on the Lawson and Spaulding additions to Hood Mountain Regional Park.
Myers and Chalk will be involved in prioritizing the park projects to be advanced through the fund. A small portion of the funds also will support the continuation of the hiking series, now led by Sonoma County Regional Parks. Please join us in supporting these park projects and honoring Bill & Dave!
For information on Bill & Dave Hikes, please visit the Parks website.