Helen Putnam Park, Petaluma

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Helen Putnam Regional Park is a regional park southwest of Petaluma, California, U.S.A. which is maintained by the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department. It covers an area of 216acre. The park entrance is at 411 Chileno Valley Road.
The park's official dedication took place in 1985.
The park features numerous trails suitable for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. The trails include a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.
The parking lot has 37 spaces, including spaces for handicapped and equestrian users. There is a gazebo, a picnic area, and a children's playground near the parking area, and a pond stocked with bluegill.
The park is named after Helen Putnam, a former mayor of Petaluma and Sonoma County supervisor. Another park named after her is the Helen Putnam Park in nearby Cotati, California.
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  • 6 miles of trails wind through gently rolling hills, copses of California oaks, and panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside.  more »
  • This is a beautiful natural park with trees, a pond, and views of Petaluma from the hills. It has paved and unpaved pathways, and horses are frequently on the trails. It has lots of ups and downs, and...  more »
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  • Offers good but challenging hikes since there are a lot of hills. Two different areas to park, one is paid and one is not since it is in a neighborhood. Beautiful views of Petaluma, good place to take the dog to. Some trails are more shaded than others, so definitely bring a hat and sunscreen. Probably 3+ miles worth of hiking to do here, and they’re in the process of building a new trail it looks like!
  • Or afternoon! This place is beautiful! Both steep climbs and gentle walks, both open, sunny meadows and green forest. Beautiful views and lovely little glades. The trails aren't too long. The fish pond is so pretty and peaceful. A really lovely place to spend a morning

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