Located in Sonoma County's southern central plain with 40,032 residents, Rohnert Park is the county's third largest city. Thoughtfully designed for families, it is one of the first planned communities in the United States. Bikeways and walkways connect its tree-lined boulevards and attractive neighborhoods. Each neighborhood is designed around a park and elementary school. The city itself is surrounded by farms and grazing land where nationally sought after organic and boutique vegetables, fruits and cheeses are grown and produced.
Rohnert Park is a sports and recreation destination in Sonoma County's Wine Country. It has more public and private recreational facilities and opportunities per capita than any other city in the Northbay. There is the added attraction of two performing arts centers and a major university, Sonoma State University.
This is the starting point for a Sonoma County Wine Country vacation. The California Welcome Center, one of only six in the state, is where tourists and travelers stop to plan their Wine Country stay.
Rohnert Park is accessible by US Highway 101, a major California north/south highway running most of the length of the state. It bisects the business and residential areas of the city. A main railroad line with numerous spurs provides freight transportation. Commercial and passenger air traffic is handled by the Sonoma County Airport located northwest of Santa Rosa with four daily flights to Los Angeles.
Warm days and cool nights characterize Sonoma County's climate, but each city seems to have its own micro-climate with small variations in temperatures. Cool, moist marine air from the ocean moderates temperatures, while the low range of western coastal hills provides protection from the effects of Pacific storms. The coastal range to the east acts as a barrier to the Central Valley heat waves.
Courtesy of Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce