Helen Putnam Regional Park

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Helen Putnam Regional Park
Fish pond at Helen Putnam Regional Park
Typeregional park
LocationPetaluma, California, United States
Area216 acres (87 ha)
Operated bySonoma County Regional Parks Department
OpenDaily, sunrise to sunset
StatusOpen all year

Helen Putnam Regional Park is a regional park southwest of Petaluma in California, U.S.A. which is maintained by the Sonoma County Regional Parks Department. It covers an area of 216 acres (87 ha).[1][2] The park entrance is at 411 Chileno Valley Road.[1]

The park's official dedication took place in 1985.[3]

Facilities and features[edit]

The park features numerous trails suitable for hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding. The trails include a segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.[4]

The parking lot has 37 spaces, including spaces for handicapped and equestrian users.[4] 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 teacher who was the first female mayor of Petaluma, serving from 1966 to 1978, and the second female Sonoma County supervisor.[3]

There are two other parks named after her: Helen Putnam Park in nearby Cotati, California, and Putnam Plaza in downtown Petaluma.


  1. ^ a b "Helen Putnam Regional Park". Archived from the original on 2008-06-12. Retrieved 2008-06-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Helen Putnam Regional Park
  3. ^ a b "Welcome to Helen Putnam Regional Park" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2008-06-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Bay Area Hiker". Retrieved 2008-07-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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