We are helping build a Natural Play Area for the children of Sonoma County
In January 2020, Regional Parks began construction on an exciting new environmentally friendly and educational project at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space. Taylor Mountain already benefits the community with five miles of multi-use trails and a disc golf course. Sonoma County Regional Parks is in the planning stage of developing a unique Natural Play Area, which will feature natural and environmentally friendly materials, landforms and vegetation to create a fun and educational play space for children of all ages.
The Natural Play Area provides a captivating play space that will draw children to Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve, inducing them to play and improve their fitness while fostering a connection to the natural world. Studies have shown that interaction with the natural landscape is critical to the mental and physical health of children. Constructed of natural components such as plants, logs, water, sand, mud, boulders, hills and trees, Natural Play Areas are outdoor spaces designed to entice youth to experience nature.
To date, the Parks Foundation has secured more than $100,000 for this project from the Finley Foundation, PG&E, Sonoma County Vintner's Foundation, Recology, Bread for the Journey and generous individuals like you.
The Foundation is working to raise $60,000 for the second phase of this project, which is expected later this year. To discuss this project, please contact Executive Director Melissa Kelley.