Parks & Recreation
With its lush natural environment and agreeable climate, Cloverdale offers a world of outdoor recreation possibilities. The city houses a true gem in the form of Cloverdale River Park. Encompassing 70 acres with access to the Russian River and expansive wooded surroundings, the River Park is an ideal place to refresh and renew your spirit.
Water lovers will find that a wide array of boating opportunities and other water adventures await them. Cloverdale River Park features picnic areas, a beach, and a kayak and canoe launch. There are also car top public launching areas located at the Yorty Creek Recreation Area, which also offers picnicking and swimming. Lake Sonoma is just minutes away and offers a wealth of recreational activities including swimming, boating, camping, fishing and hunting. When full, the lake has a surface area of more than 2,700 acres and 50 miles of shoreline. The Congressman Don Claussen Fish Hatchery, located directly behind the visitor center, was built to replace and enhance salmon and steelhead spawning grounds. The California Department of Fish and Game offers tours of the hatchery during spawning season (January – April).
Additional city parks offer a variety of amenities for all ages. Furber Park features play structures, swings, a combination baseball/soccer field, and a snack shack with an announcement booth and restrooms. City Park also offers expanded facilities that families of all ages will enjoy, such as play structures and swings, a baseball field, snack shack and restrooms, a barbecue and picnic area, horseshoe pits, basketball and volleyball courts as well as a scout cabin. Tarman Park offers basic play equipment and lovely picnic facilities.
For those who prefer more of an adrenaline rush, Skydive San Francisco, located minutes south of Cloverdale, can set up even the most ardent thrill seekers with the adventure of their choice, whether it be skydiving, soaring, gliding, flying, hang gliding or paragliding. With breathtaking views of the California coastline as your backdrop, it will be an experience you will never forget.
There are also three great bicycle loop rides, which lead through the surrounding wine country, and they all begin in downtown Cloverdale. Whether you’re up for a 10-mile jaunt, a two-hour ride of about 25 miles, or a three-four hour excursion of 50 miles, you’ll have the ride of a lifetime. Regardless of which path you choose, you will enjoy the gently rolling landscape and beauty of the wine country, as you will only find it here in the Alexander Valley.
The area wineries represent an entire recreation venue themselves, with participating wineries offering wine tasting, music, activities and fine foods, which complement the unique flavors and style of each wine.
The Alexander Valley Resort project is also underway. When completed, it is anticipated the AVR will feature a championship golf course, a hotel, retail shops, and luxury homes.
River Rock Casino is in nearby Geyserville and the Pomo Indian tribe also has plans underway for a casino venture, which will feature a variety of entertainment.
There is also a fabulous Senior Multipurpose Center, which hosts a full schedule of activities and programs for those seniors wishing to take advantage of the active lifestyle available here in Cloverdale.