Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park is popular with many of the locals. The hiking trails around Lake Ralphine connect to Spring Lake, another favorite local spot to enjoy the outdoors. When we lived here, we spent lots of time at both of these parks. Every time I come back now and visit so many years later, I have fond memories of our boys dangling their fishing poles in the water and patiently waiting for a fish to bite the bait. Other times, we’d just sit and watch the ducks and geese and during the summer months we’d meet friends at the Spring Lake swimming lagoon for an afternoon of splashing fun!
Along the northern trail around Lake Ralphine
Across the lake from the boat house
Black-crowned Night Heron
The Fishing Dock
What a beautiful park!
Thank you Trish for calling me about this heron on the other side of the lake!