The first is the main parking lot at address below. ($7.00 /per vehicle)
Address: Please take time to research and enter address in your GPS ahead of time. Helen Putnam Regional Park 411 Chileno Valley Road, Petaluma
The second parking (FREE) is at back part of the Park (SEE DIRECTIONS AT THE BOTTOM)
Details on Park: Helen Putnam Regional Park lies just outside of Petaluma and offers a variety of terrain across 5.87 miles of trail. Excellent views of Petaluma to the east and rural Sonoma County to the west can be enjoyed from the Panorama Trail. The viewpoints may be accessed via a steep climb up the trail from the parking lot, or a gentler approach via the paved Ridge Trail past the Fish Pond. Fillaree, Pomo, and South Loop trails wind through forested areas offering shade on hot summer days. Equestrians, hikers, and bikers are welcome on all trails.
Parking Fees: $7.00 (Recommended to bring cash just in case the kiosk is not working).
12:00pm - 4:00pm - Let's Paint!
4:00pm - 4:15pm - Let's meet back at Main Paid parking lot to share our findings, techniques or just to chat (not a critique).
Directions to Back side of Park (FREE Parking - on first come basis) (From San Rafael): Take the US-101 NORTH (17.6 mi) Exit onto Petaluma Blvd S (1.1 mi)
At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Petaluma Blvd S (1.4 mi)
Turn left onto Western Ave (1.9 mi)
Turn left onto Chileno Valley Rd (0.8 mi) Take the 1st left onto Armstrong