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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 Closures

Park closures post flood. The following playgrounds are still closed: JK Wright (sand area and basketball court available), Pacheco playground and Vacation Beach Playground. We are working diligently with our insurance carrier on surface replacement at these 3 locations. Until this can be settled, these playgrounds will remain closed. Feel free to call the district

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JK Wright Park

The tennis courts, basketball court, picnic area and sand feature are open at JK Wright. The main playground continues to be closed until insurance issues are settled post flood. In the meantime, the playground in Rio Nido at Bruno Farnocchia Park is open.

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DELAYS EXPECTED FOR DAM INSTALLATIONS

DELAYS EXPECTED FOR DAM INSTALLATIONS – Please be advised of the following. Our staff may not enter the water due to safety concerns unless the flows are 400 CFS’s (cubic feet per second) or less. Currently the flow is approx. 740 CFS’s and fluctuating daily. Any impounding of water can NOT occur prior to June

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Featured Parks

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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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J.K. Wright Memorial Playground

J.K. Wright Memorial Playground, recently remodeled, includes a sandbox, water sluice for children, swings, and other fun features for kids.

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Bruno Farnocchia Memorial Park

The Bruno Farnocchia Park is 3.18 acres. It includes a playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, barbecues, portable restroom, and a tennis court.

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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J.K. Wright Memorial Playground

J.K. Wright Memorial Playground, recently remodeled, includes a sandbox, water sluice for children, swings, and other fun features for kids.

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Bruno Farnocchia Memorial Park

The Bruno Farnocchia Park is 3.18 acres. It includes a playground, horseshoe pits, picnic tables, barbecues, portable restroom, and a tennis court.

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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