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Helen Putnam Park, Petaluma

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4.7/5 based on 55 reviews on the web
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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  • Favorite family hike for sure. So much so that our son has had his birthday party here twice. Dog loves it, too. Beautiful views and nice open space. Depending on how you access the trails, may have t...  read more »
  • The views are excellent and in the spring, the green hills make for very nice scenery. The other good thing is that the park is close to town. The negatives are that most of the trails are not shaded ...  read more »
  • I just got back from a hike in our gem of a park. A mile or so from downtown Petaluma, Helen Putnam regional, lies just to the West. The main entrance is off Chileno Valley Rd. From downtown take West...  read more »
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