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, 47 acres – more than 81% of the 58-acre property – 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 47 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 Red Barn Center, permanently protecting Scott Ranch’s dairy barns and providing a public gathering venue and space for an educational center;
- Accessible seating areas, an amphitheater 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;
- Preservation of breeding, foraging and estivation habitat for the California red-legged frog.
- Project Maps:
- Updated Concept Design, August 2021
- Comparison of Previous and Current 28-Home Concept Maps
- 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.