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Vacation Beach Dam ~ Seasonal installation on the Russian River
Steelhead in Season. Come and Get Yours!
Kids enjoying the sandpit sluice at J.K.Wright Playground
Bruno Farnocchia Dog Park
Kids on spinning wheel ~ J K Wright Playground, Guerneville California

Refresh, Relax & Enjoy Our Russian River Area

The Russian River from the Guerneville area out to the Pacific Coast is a world famous recreation area.  And for as long as anyone can remember “going up to the River” has been a popular way for people in the Bay Area to take vacations,  whether for a day trip, a weekend at a resort or a whole summer in the family cabin. When the Russian River

Recreation and Park District (RRRPD) was formed in March 1941 as a county recreation district, the district’s initial function was to create swimming and beach areas by installing two summer dams, one at Johnson’s Beach in Guerneville and a second dam at Vacation Beach, where the dam also provides a summer crossing. (read more…)

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Announcements

Playground & Tennis Court Closures

Please note that several of our playgrounds and tennis courts are closed until clean-up and further assessment of damage complete. The parks include JK Wright & Tennis Courts, Pacheco Playground & Tennis Courts, and Vacation Beach Playground. DO NOT ACCESS parks until further notice. Thank you and we wish the best to our community for

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Memories of Motown

The Russian River Rotary presents the 27th annual all-you-can-eat crab and pasta feed on February 8th, 2014. The theme is “Memories of Motown”…

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JK Wright Park Closure

The JK Wright Park and Tennis Courts located on Drake Rd. will be closed temporarily during on-going construction. The project will begin on April 8, 2019 and continue to approximately May 17, 2019. This is an improvement project for accessibility. The park, tennis courts and parking lot will remain closed for safety purposes. We apologize

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Featured Parks

Photo of Girls enjoying Vacation Beach Dam playground, Guerneville California

Vacation Beach Playground

This small quaint playground located just above Vacation Beach Dam has picnic tables, barbecues, a playground & basketball court.

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Vacation Beach Dam

Russian River’s  ‘Lower Vacation Beach’ seasonal dam provides summer recreation fun between June 15th and October 1st.

The History of Russian River Recreation & Parks

Families enjoying a swim (c. early 20th Century) The Russian River, from the Guerneville region to the Pacific Coast, is a world famous recreation & vacation destination. For as long as anyone can remember “going up to the river” has been a popular way for people from the Bay Area to vacation, whether for a day trip, a

Photo of Girls enjoying Vacation Beach Dam playground, Guerneville California

Vacation Beach Playground

This small quaint playground located just above Vacation Beach Dam has picnic tables, barbecues, a playground & basketball court.

Photos of teenagers cooling off vacation beach dam spillway guerneville california

Vacation Beach Dam

Russian River’s  ‘Lower Vacation Beach’ seasonal dam provides summer recreation fun between June 15th and October 1st.

The History of Russian River Recreation & Parks

Families enjoying a swim (c. early 20th Century) The Russian River, from the Guerneville region to the Pacific Coast, is a world famous recreation & vacation destination. For as long as anyone can remember “going up to the river” has been a popular way for people from the Bay Area to vacation, whether for a day trip, a

Sponsored Programs

Guerneville School offers Ballet Folklorico dance classes during the Fall & Spring for up to 67 Russian River area children.

The Russian River Senior Center offers many programs and classes designed to meet the desires of an active senior population.

The Russian River Volunteer/Naturalist Interpretive Programs provide docents and naturalists for our youth education programs.

For History Buffs

Formed in March 1941 as a county recreation district, the district’s initial function was to create swimming and beach areas by installing two summer dams…(See historical photos)

For History Buffs

Formed in March 1941 as a county recreation district, the district’s initial function was to create swimming and beach areas by installing two summer dams…(See historical photos)

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