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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.
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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  • Hilly but not too challenging hiking trails make for a good work-out close to Petaluma center. New parking lot has plenty of space. Good restrooms, kids play area and sheltered picnic tables. 
    Hilly but not too challenging hiking trails make for a good work-out close to Petaluma center. New parking lot has plenty of space. Good restrooms, kids play area and sheltered picnic tables.  more »
  • This is a fantastic park close to downtown Petaluma - beautiful vistas, lovely, well-maintained paths, great signage. Strong recommendation 
    This is a fantastic park close to downtown Petaluma - beautiful vistas, lovely, well-maintained paths, great signage. Strong recommendation  more »
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  • Beautiful park with beautiful views. We came here on a 65 degree days and loved the views. There were many folks riding horses, which was fun to watch. Lots of steps in some places = good workout.
  • Well kept secret in Petaluma, their park is spacious, multiple rolling hills and views of more. Many bicyclists and Hikers, casual walkers, families, and a healthy diversity of people, It has many access points, and spacious parking lots

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