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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.Facilities and featuresThe 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.NameThe 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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  • One of the access points to the park does not have a parking lot so tourists park on the side of the road with basically no shoulder and in front of an already blind corner. The tourist and illegal bi...  more »
  • great nature walk. It can be very hilly and steep, so be prepared to work for your walk and likely break a sweat. Paved paths and dirt trails meander through the hills in this park with some excellend...  more »
  • A great park located in Petaluma. Lots of open space. There are some great wide paved trails and some narrower trails off of the pavement. Great place to take dogs on leashes or just explore by yourse...  more »
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  • It has several trails so you can choose a short hike or extend it for a 4-5 mile hike. The landscape is chapparell with pockets of oak trees sprinkled along the trails. There are some moderate hill climbs if you want to challenge yourself and get your heart rate up. There are dirt and paved trails and a pond. This is a great easy to moderate hike.
  • Great little Park with trails, play ground. Many different trails. Easy and fun
  • Good hikes. Great for dogs and even kids. Fairly level nothing to extreme. Beautiful views of petaluma and surrounding areas
  • Great way to go hiking without leaving town, lots of trails, dog friendly.
  • It really great place for hiking or biking, it is very quiet, and people there very friendly, l love petaluma .