Sponsor Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring the projects and programs of the Parks Foundation and Sonoma County Regional Parks. We collaborate on a variety of festivals, events and programs that offer sponsor opportunities and the chance to demonstrate your commitment to our parks. Sponsorship investments range from $750 up to $10,000 or more.

Over the course of a year, the Parks Foundation welcomes sponsors for:

  •  Funky Fridays @ The Hood
  •  Trails Challenge
  •  Russian River Water Safety Patrol
  •  Healdsburg Water Carnival
  •  Environmental Discovery Center
  •  Spring Lake Water Bark
  •  Tolay Fall Festival.

Contact us or click on the links below for sponsorship details for any of these popular events and programs.


2018 Funky Fridays @ The Hood: Benefit for Parks Fire Recovery
Click here to download 2018 sponsorship kit!

Funky Fridays @ The Hood will kick off its 2018 series on Friday, June 1, and will feature 14 weeks of fantastic local bands coming together to support the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation. The 2018 season will be dedicated to the Parks Recovery Fund, with priority focus on heavily impacted Hood Mountain and nearby Sonoma Valley parks.

We’re excited to announce our 2018 sponsorship program! We invite individuals and businesses interested in reaching this loyal audience to join us! Promote your business and help fund parks restoration projects at the Hood Mansion grounds, Hood Mountain Regional Park, and  parks in the Sonoma Valley. Read more here about the 2017 Funky Fridays season.


2018 Trails Challenge: Sonoma County loves its trails!
Click here to download the 2018 sponsorship kit.

Regional Parks will be bringing exciting new features to the popular Trails Challenge for 2018.

Sponsorships are now available, offering excellent online and print visibility opportunities, as well as the satisfaction of knowing your contribution is helping underwrite this health and fitness activity in our local parks.  Click on the link above for details!





Russian River Water Safety Patrol
Click here to download our 2018 Water Safety Patrol sponsorship kit!

In response to an acute increase in drownings and near-drownings along the Russian River, in 2013 Sonoma County Regional Parks created the Russian River Water Safety Patrol. After four years with increasing visibility and with growing community support, the Water Safety Patrol has proven to reduce the risk of deaths by drowning among visitors to County Park beaches along the Russian River. Specifically served are county beaches not staffed by permanent lifeguards: Steelhead, Sunset, Mom’s Beach, and Riverfront Regional Park.

The Water Safety Patrol lifeguards and rangers focus on three activities:

• Conducting “safety contacts” with visitors, where they educate Russian River visitors about dangers of the river (depth, currents, underwater obstacles)

• Adding a safety presence to the beaches, and, especially,

• Offering free loaner life jackets, and fitting those jackets. to protect vulnerable swimmers.

While the immediate life-saving results are significant, the longer-term overarching benefit of this program is fostering a culture of acceptance for wearing life vests at the river.


Spring Lake Water Bark
Fantastic off-leash fun for dogs! Opening day Saturday, Sept 8, 2018


The Water Bark events occur each year in September when Regional Parks opens the Spring Lake Swimming Lagoon to dogs, where they can spend the day romping and swimming off-leash. This is a fantastic way to associate your business with one of the most popular, highly anticipated park events of the year. Stay tuned for sponsorship details or contact us here.





Tolay Fall Festival:
Old-timey outdoor fun with barnyard, creature barn, tractor rides
and pumpkin patch!
Click here to download 2017 Tolay Fall Festival sponsorship kit. 

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The Tolay Fall Festival presents two weeks of old-time, nature-based fun each October at Tolay Lake Regional Park, east of Petaluma. More than just a pumpkin patch, the Tolay Fall Festival explores the agricultural and Native American heritage of this exceptional park. The event offers traditional crafts like candle dipping, a Nighttime Creatures Barn, hayrides, archery demonstrations, gunnysack races and other educational and entertaining activities.

Would your business like to benefit from this exceptional marketing opportunity? Stay tuned for full 2018 sponsorship details or contact us.



Benefits of corporate sponsorship include:

  • Recognition in printed marketing materials
  • Acknowledgement on websites and through social media
  • Regional Parks memberships
  • Use of group picnic grounds for business events
  • Tickets to Regional Parks events and more.

Let us design a sponsorship package for you! Contact Melissa Kelley, executive director of the Parks Foundation, at (707) 565-1830 or via email here.