Below is a short description of our parks.
Find more information on our county website:
Low Gap Park & Dog Park, Ukiah
There are tennis courts and a small playground. As the path leads you to the interior of the park, you will see a disc golf course and Harrison Grove Picnic Area. As you explore the park, you will also find a second playground, a fenced dog park, an archery range, horseshoe pits, and much more. The upper reaches of the park includes various trails lead visitors through the undeveloped "woodland preserve" areas.
Mill Creek Park, Talmage
Mill Creek Park is located outside the town of Talmage (immediately east of Ukiah). Situated in a narrow canyon at the foot of Cow Mountain on the eastern side of Ukiah Valley, Mill Creek Park is home to a mixed forest of oak, madrone, bay, and other indigenous trees. This 400-acre park consists of several separate parcels along Mill Creek and contains three dams which, for many years, provided water for the State Hospital. The third dam, which lies upstream and adjacent to the picnic area, is the largest and most utilized of the three. It is a popular spot for swimming and fishing.
Lions Club Park, Redwood Valley
Situated in the small town of Redwood Valley, located northeast of Ukiah. The Redwood Valley Lions Club Park, three acres along East Road in Redwood Valley was created. It includes a ball field, restrooms, a sheltered picnic area, a small play area, and a parking lot.
Bower Park, Gualala
Bower Park is a popular semi-urban community park with a variety of recreation facilities. The park is situated on gently sloping ground on a ridge northeast of Gualala. The area is covered with pine and other evergreen conifer trees, including a small grove of redwoods. The duck pond is the park's central feature. The outdoor theater has been used for weddings, as well as for amateur theater productions. The baseball field is used and maintained by the south coast Little League. New children's and tot's playground equipment have been installed.
Indian Creek Campground, Philo
In 1973, the County of Mendocino traded land at Westport-Union Landing to the State for the Indian Creek property. Since the County's acquisition, developments have included paving of the entrance road and parking lot, installation of restrooms and a water system, creation of a nature trail, and establishment of a campground.
Faulkner Park, Boonville
This 40-acre parcel sits on both sides of Mountain View Road, winding through the hills west of Boonville above Anderson Valley. Find picnic tables, a small parking area, and a small playground. The park's most distinctive feature, the Azalea Discovery Trail, was built in 1975. This trail passes through the heart of the park, where large native azalea shrubs grow in the canopy of second-growth redwoods.