Low Gap Dog Park
Low Gap Park, Ukiah
November 1, 2009: Separate large and small/shy dog areas are now fenced at Low Gap Dog Park. Each area includes a double-gate entry to allow access without danger of a dog accidentally getting out. The dog park is located up the paved walkway into the park near the disc golf course. Signs will be added soon. Low Gap Dog Park is the result of a cooperative effort of the Low Gap Dog Park Citizen Committee, the County of Mendocino, the City of Ukiah, and the generosity of the citizens and businesses in the community.
Mariposa Swimming Hole
Tomki Road, Redwood Valley
Established: February 4, 1975
In February of 1974, a dentist named Neal Wells offered to donate the pool of water on Mariposa Creek to the County for recreation purposes. This land was part of the Mountain River Subdivision (located on Fisher Lake Road). The hole had been used for years for swimming by local residents since the County had improved the road over Mariposa Creek, which allowed the hole to develop.
The County ownership includes only the swimming hole and the immediate land surrounding it. In order to deter unsafe diving, the County erected a fence along the road and posted signs. Parking for the area is along Tomki Road, from which a narrow footpath leads down to the swimming hole.
Vichy Springs Bridge - Fishing Area
End of Perkins Street, Ukiah
This 2.7-acre parcel, known popularly as the “Vichy Triangle”, is located directly under the Perkins Street overpass bridging the Russian River, and allows access to the west bank of the river. The property was acquired in a settlement agreement in 1991, following negotiations over rights-of-way for a new bridge and approach routes on East Perkins Street at the Russian River crossing. The settlement terms allowed the County to own and maintain limited access to the area, but prohibited any recreational development. The Vichy Springs Bridge is intended only for day use fishing access.
Eastside Road, Potter Valley
Established December 17, 1969
On December 17, 1969, McKee and Sons Inc. donated the land along the Russian River on the east side of Potter Valley Road or a distance of approximately two miles. Although it was to be named the "Frank Hunter McKee Memorial Park", since the County's receipt of the property it has been known simply as "McKee Park". Since 1970, very little development has occurred on the property, except to maintain the signs and portage trail. There is a nature trail along the Russian River at the first major turn-out (northbound on East Side Potter Valley Road).
Cultural Services Agency - Parks
880 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 234-2875
Fax: (707) 463-6951