The City of Healdsburg is located in Sonoma County, approximately 70 miles north of San Francisco, situated along the Russian River, at the confluence of three valleys: Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River. The region is characterized by a moderate climate, rich alluvial soils, and abundant natural resources. Healdsburg’s history is intimately tied to its natural abundance, afforded by the fertile alluvial deposits of the Russian River and a moderate climate. A mix of Oak grasslands, forest, and riparian habitats have long afforded the region abundant agriculture, viticulture, recreation, and even gravel mining. The City operates over 350 acres of open space preserves and public parks.
The Consultant was selected by the City to develop a comprehensive open space and connectivity master plan for the City’s parks, open spaces, and natural resources with a particular emphasis on green modes of transportation and safety. The Consultant was tasked with needs assessment for parks and open space, alternative transportation analysis, connectivity analysis, river access, and with the design of two large parks.