January MMP Schedule
* Reminder: No MMP in inclement weather *
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Monday, January 6
Crane Creek Regional Park
5000 Pressley Rd, Sonoma Valley
12pm-3:30, Group Viewing TBD at 3:15
Directions: From Santa Rosa Ave. Turn left onto Petaluma Hill Rd and go 7.9 mi. Turn left onto Roberts Rd/Roberts Ranch Rd. Then go 1.3 mi and Continue onto Pressley Rd
This 128 acre park features rolling grassland meadows and a seasonal creek in the Sonoma Valley foothills, east of Sonoma State University. The park's open space is bordered by stands of California Buckeye, White Alder, Black Oak and Maple. The park offers outstanding vistas of Rohnert Park and Santa Rosa.
** A $7 parking fee
Monday, January 13
Petaluma Turning Basin
12-3:30 pm, Critique at 3:15 TBD
Views of the river, mill, yacht club, boats.
From Hwy 101, take East Washington exist west and turn left on Petaluma Blvd. Turn on B Street and drive to the end, turning right into the Great Petaluma Mill parking lot. Critique along Weller Street.
Monday, January 20
Luther Burbank Home & Botanical Gardens
204 Santa Rosa Avenue (at Sonoma Avenue) Santa Rosa, CA
WINTER FOLIAGE/Stark Trees
Directions: From 101, exit 489 towards Downtown Santa Rosa and merge onto Davis Street. Turn left onto 3rd Street and take the 3rd right onto Santa Rosa Avenue. Luther Burbank Home and Gardens will be on the left.
Donations suggested $5-10
Registered National, State and City Historic Landmark of world-renowned horticulturist Luther Burbank. Victorian Greenhouses, hundreds of ornamental flowers, medicinal gardens, cactus gardens, wildlife habitats. The friend and colleague of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford created more than 800 new kinds of edible plants as well as a phenomenal collection of specialty gardens in downtown Santa Rosa before he died in 1926. The Gardens and Home are historically accurate.
Monday, January 27
Taylor Mountain Park & Open Space Preserve
12-3:30 PM, Group Viewing in Parking Lot at 3:15
Sweeping views of the Santa Rosa Plain, rolling hills and walking paths.
Directions: From Santa Rosa / Farmer’s Lane, turn right onto Sonoma Ave. Then turn left onto Santa Rosa Ave. Then turn left onto Petaluma Hill Rd. Make a quick left then onto Kawana Springs Road. Make the 1st right onto Franz Kafka Avenue. This becomes Kawana Terrace. Follow signs to the park and parking.
*Wear comfortable shoes if you’d like to hike in for more views. $7 parking fee
Monday, February 3
Boat House Lunch & DORAN BEACH Regional Park
12 PM Optional Lunch at Boat House – 1445 N Hwy 1 in Bodega
12:30-3:30 PM, Group Viewing in the Parking Lot at 3:15
2 miles stretch of sandy beach, dunes, and vast expanses of winter Pacific Ocean
Directions: From the town of Bodega, continue on Bodega Ave. At the Stop sign past town, turn right onto CA-1 / Bay Hwy / Shoreline Hwy. After approx 3 miles, turn left onto Doran Park Road. Beach parking will be on the left.
$7 parking fee