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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

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Nightmare Before Bingo

Russian River Sister of Perpetual Indulgence presents Nightmare Before Bingo on December 14, 2013 benefitting the Russian River Senior Center.

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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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Holiday Extravaganza

The Russian River Chamber of Commerce presents the Holiday Extravaganza Dec 5th – 7th. The Parade of Lights will be December 7th at 7pm.

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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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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.

Photo of kids climbing together j k wright memorial playground guerneville california

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.

Photo of kids and adults enjoy bruno farnocchia community garden guerneville ca

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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