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Key Documents:

"Press backgrounder"; a concise history and status of the Lafferty issue

FLP press release announcing legal action on access to Lafferty gate (PDF)

Letter guidelines for writing to key elected officials and newspapers

Analysis of safety issues on Sonoma Mountain Road, with a proposal for lower-cost traffic-calming solutions by Dr. Joern Kroll (also in Adobe Acrobat (pdf) format)

More documents

Friends of Lafferty Park is a Petaluma-based volunteer organization supporting the City of Petaluma's plans for a wilderness park at the old Lafferty Ranch atop Sonoma Mountain. Our mission is to develop, maintain, and improve Petaluma's Lafferty Park and enhance the experience of park visitors through volunteerism, fund-raising, and education. For more information, contact Friends of Lafferty President Matt Maguire.

Guided outings to Lafferty have begun!

For the first time in over 25 years, members of the public can participate in guided outings to Lafferty Ranch. These outings, which started in Spring 2021, are organized and conducted by LandPaths under contract with the City of Petaluma, and with volunteer assistance from Friends of Lafferty Park.

Check LandPaths' events page for the dates of upcoming outings and registration information.

Wildlife photos

Photos of Lafferty wildlife from our new trail camera project

Mountain lion at night

View of Petaluma valley and river from Lafferty
View from Lafferty's upper meadow of the Petaluma River and valley, and the North Bay.
(Photo by Scott Hess)

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Updated April 4, 2024

Your support is needed to move Lafferty Park forward!  

Please use this secure link to make your tax-deductible donation:

Keep informed of Lafferty Park news and activities by joining FLP's LaffertyFriends list (a Google Group).

E-mail the list moderator and ask to join.