Event Information

Click on the park name below for information on park events.
Runners at staring line Lynch Canyon Trail Run and Community Hike 2009
Lake Solano County Park
8685 Pleasants ValleyRoad
Winters, CA 95694

Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
3100 Lynch Road
Vallejo, CA 94503

Sandy Beach County Park
2333 Beach Drive
Rio Vista, CA 94571


Belden's Landing
3186 Grizzly Island Road
Suisun City, CA 94585


Lake Solano County Park


Lake Solano Children's Fishing PondLake Solano Park plays host to a number of public events each year.  Children’s Fishing Derbies sponsored by local community groups typically occur in June/July and September.  Dates change each year and will be updated on the Parks' event calendar.  Please click here to go to the event calendar

Lake Solano Park also has volunteer docents that lead free public hikes you can attend throughout the spring and summer.  Dates are listed on the event calendar. The hikes are free and daily parking is only $5.

The Park Rangers also hold volunteer work days throughout the year, working on projects  including planting, irrigation, vegetation clearing, and the annual California Coastal and Creek Cleanup Day along Putah Creek.  Volunteer work days can be found on the event calendar If you are interested in being a docent or volunteer please contact the Park Rangers at (530) 795-2990, or our Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator at (707) 432-0150, extension 200.



Lynch Canyon Open Space Park

Lynch Canyon plays hosts to special events and guided tours year round, which you can see on the events calendar.  In the winter months when the park is seasonally closed to the general public, our partner Solano Land Trust continues to offer guided tours and hosted events.  Volunteers are always welcome to help with events, leading tours, and on special trail and habitat restoration projects (including Eagle Scout projects and High School community service hours).  Training for docents is included.  Prospective volunteers should contact our Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator at (707) 432-0150, extension 200.

Special events include a Kite Festival and the annual Lynch Canyon Trail Run and Community Hike (see also www.lynchcanyontrailrun.org).  The trail run features competitive trail running at 10k, half-marathon and marathon distances, as well as the non-competitive, community hike to the park's ridgetops.

       
                    Getting Started, at the Lynch Canyon Trail Run                Community Hikers

 

Hiking, Guided Rides and Birdwatching 
 Lynch Canyon Open Space

Knowledgeable volunteer docents lead free hikes of Lynch Canyon that include both challenging and easier hikes, bike rides and horseback Golden Eagle at Lynch Canyonrides on the park's open trails and wooded paths, as well as panoramic vistas around the Bay Area from the ridgetops.  For birdwatchers, you can see plenty of migrating birds, including golden eagles and other migratory hawks and falcons, as well as seasonal warblers, juncos, sparrows and a good selection of waterfowl at the reservoir.  Docents are there to help with spotting and bird identification.  Bring your binoculars, drinking water and a snack if you'd like.  Wear sturdy shoes and be dressed for the day's weather conditions 

These hikes are scheduled regularly, weather-permitting, and are listed on the events calendar and at www.solanolandtrust.org.

The guided hikes and rides are generally free (unless otherwise noted), and the daily parking fee is only $5.  Participants provide their own equipment for the hikes/rides.


Volunteer Training


Docent training is offered in the spring each year, please check the events calendar or you may contact our Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator at (707) 432-0150, extension 200.

Trained docents will learn how to safely and confidently guide a wide variety of park users from hikers and students to equestrians and birders through Lynch?s rolling grasslands and bird-filled groves of native trees with spectacular ridge top views. Prior experience or knowledge is not required, just a willingness to learn and share.

The free training will include information about the area?s plants, birds, ecology, history, and geology, as well as tips on how to prepare and present a fun program and interpret this amazing natural site for visitors. Land Trust staff and Solano County Park Rangers are anxious to expand the dedicated volunteer team actively supporting the Lynch Canyon Open Space, as well as our other volunteer program at Lake Solano County Park.

Docents are asked to lead at least 2 classes or tours per year at Lynch Canyon. Training will also be offered for other Land Trust sites where docents are needed including the vernal pools of Jepson Prairie Preserve, the native American (Patwin) program and historic blacksmith shop at Rush Ranch, and tours of King and Swett Ranches that are open only with staff or docent guides.


Sandy Beach County Park


The Rio Vista Bass Derby and Festival
 is held in 
October each year.
Make your reservation to camp, and launch
at Sandy Beach Park during the event.
Call (707) 374-2097
Fishing at Sandy Beach
Fishing at Sandy Beach
For additional information
click below.
www.bassfestival.org




Belden's Landing

Belden's Landing features a
convenient boat launch, parking lot and fishing
pier that you also can use for the Rio Vista Bass Derby.


For additional derby information please click below
www.bassfestival.org


Pier at Belden's Landing