Child in the Wild event celebrates nature and future Southeast Greenway

The Banana Slug String Band.


Sean Dowdall
President, Landis PR

SANTA ROSA, CALIF. — Sonoma Land Trust is hosting an afternoon of fun activities for the community on June 9 at Howarth Park in celebration of nature, parks and the future planned Santa Rosa Southeast GreenwayChild in the Wild: Family Fun Day is free to the public and will take place from 1 to 4pm at the Howarth Park Lawn and Gazebo located at 630 Summerfield Avenue in Santa Rosa.

This family-friendly event will feature performances by the Banana Slug String Band, De Colores: Music of the Americas, and Safari Encounters, an interactive educational program introducing kids to live wild animals — plus a bounce house, hula hoops, tumbling mats, and more! Children will also enjoy nature-oriented activities led by partners in the Southeast Greenway project: City of Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks, Sonoma County Ag + Open Space, Sonoma County Regional Parks and Sonoma Water, as well as the Land Trust and Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway. 

Members of the Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway, who are planning a 47-acre urban greenway park and open space that will connect Howarth Park to nearby high-density urban neighborhoods, will be there to present a map of the new greenway and update families about the future park.

“We are very excited to be able to offer this wonderful afternoon of fun for families in a park that is so well-loved by the community,” says Ingrid Stearns, Sonoma Land Trust’s on the land program manager. “The performers and environmental educators are top-notch and are not to be missed!”

Funding for this free event is being provided by Sonoma Land Trust, Sonoma Water, Community Foundation Sonoma County and Santa Rosa Southeast Greenway.

About Sonoma Land Trust

Sonoma Land Trust believes land is the foundation of our economy and our community’s health and well-being. Since 1976, Sonoma Land Trust has protected more than 50,000 acres of scenic, natural, agricultural and open land for future generations, and is accredited by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission. For more information, please visit #ProtectThePicture