Connecting Families with Spring Lake Park

More than 700 people which included hundreds of families, came out to Howarth Park on Sunday, June 2nd to enjoy Child in the Wild, an annual free event hosted by the Sonoma Land Trust and the Southeast Greenway Campaign.

This year’s event featured live entertainment, including the Sonoma County Pomo Dancers, Danza Xantotl, the Redwood Empire Chinese Association Dragon Dancers, and Jeffrey Whitebear & The Wild Ones.  

Pomo dancers at Child in the Wild, Howarth Park Santa Rosa

Greenway Campaign volunteers participated with face painting, coloring, prizes, and a drawing for a new kid’s bike donated by Breakaway Bikes in Santa Rosa. Congratulations to the winner of the bike raffle, 3-year-old Mattias. He is enjoying the excitement of getting a new bike and learning how to ride a 2 wheeler! We want to thank Breakaway Bikes for donating the bike and doing a custom fitting for Mattias.  

Southeaset Greenway bike raffle with bike on table top  Boy wearing helmet and walking bike he won from Southeast Greenway

Bikeable Santa Rosa sponsored a bike bus to the event and had some fun with decorated helmets. Adults visiting the displays also learned about the Southeast Greenway, soon to be Santa Rosa’s newest park. Additional booths offered all kinds of creative interactive displays for children, including looking into microscopes to find local water bugs and handling examples of native habitat flowers and seed pods. Spectacular early summer weather made it an especially easy day for picnicking and play.  

Southeast Greenway volunteers with kids coloring at table Southeast Greenway volunteers with wheel or fortune game