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Howarth Park, Santa Rosa

#2 of 12 in Trails in Sonoma County
Water Body · Hidden Gem · Hiking Trail
Howarth Park, often considered the “jewel" of Santa Rosa, is a 152-acre community park that provides endless recreational opportunities with a beautiful lake for fishing & boating, a softball field, tennis and pickle ball courts, reservable picnic areas, unique playground structures, miles of hiking and jogging trails, and an amusement area featuring a miniature train ride, carousel, animal farm & pony rides.
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  • For a stroll through a city park, this has a beautiful trail with a nice canopy of Oak trees around a small lake with ducks & geese. A social walk with people watching activity. #7 of 10 favorite...  more »
  • The playground equipment in the main playground is very impressive. There is a much smaller playground but that consists mainly of swings and a rock wall for much older kids. The main playground...  more »
  • Have spent the last two Saturdays, playing Scrabble in the park. There is a nice quiet area, we have found with tables in the shade. Such a diverse place. Paddle boats, fishing, parties, geese, bike trails, walking trails, so much to do at this park. That is, if you're motivated enough to get off the park tables. LOL
  • Howarth Park has an amazing playground and park with a Train, Carousel, and Pony Rides. There is also a lake that has a hiking trail around it as well as paddle boats and canoes for rentals. It's a great place to picnic because of the numerous picnic tables/BBQs under the shade of the trees. If you like tennis, there are tennis and pickle ball courts. Across the street is a Mary's Pizza Shack and a Yogurt time if you skip the picnic and want to treat yourself after playing at the park. The park is clean & safe.

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