A Chance to Extend Putnam Park
A Community Resource
The current owner of Scott Ranch has agreed to sell most of the property for public use. Under this agreement, 44 acres – three-quarters of the land – is on track to be converted into an extension of Helen Putnam Regional Park.
This Opportunity Will:
- Limit housing development on the property to 28 homes;
- Extend Putnam Park by 44 acres and create a new entry point to the park on the east side (near the intersection of Windsor Drive and D Street);
- Preserve the red barns as historic landmarks at Petaluma’s western gateway;
- Protect critical habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog.
The Putnam Park Expansion Will Include:
- A native butterfly garden;
- The restored Barn Center, permanently protecting Scott Ranch’s red dairy barns and providing a public gathering space and space for an educational center;
- Accessible seating areas and eco-friendly restrooms;
- Multiple trails, connecting Scott Ranch to the rest of Putnam Park;
- Visitor facilities and trails from the corner of Windsor Drive and D Street;
- Native grasslands and wetland habitat for the California red-legged frog.
- Purchase Agreement Terms (PDF opens in a new window)
- June 2018 Announcement to the City Council from Greg Colvin (PDF opens in a new window), KCPP project director
- Project Maps:
- Updated Concept Design, December 2020
- Map of 66-unit previously proposed project (PDF opens in a new window) (draft EIR rejected by Petaluma City Council)
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Parks bring together people from every background to enjoy the healthy outdoors experience. It is essential that public outdoor spaces are safe and welcoming to every member of our community. KCPP is committed to supporting efforts by the City of Petaluma, Sonoma County Regional Parks and Sonoma County AG + Open Space to do the work needed to ensure our parks are a refuge for all.