8920 East Road, Redwood Valley
In 1961, the Lake Mendocino Lions Recreation Corporation (Lions Club) was organized to create a park in Redwood Valley. 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. In 1976, the County of Mendocino paid for paving the parking lot and the installation of some play equipment.
In mid-1989, the Lions Club was forced to close the park due to a lack of funds to meet insurance requirements. Local Redwood Valley proponents of the park petitioned the County to take over the operation of the park, and on November 21, 1989, the County entered into a lease agreement with an option to purchase the park.
At the same time, a grant application was submitted to the State of California for Roberti-Z'Berg grant funds for park improvements. This was successful, resulting in a grant for $40,000. These funds were expended in the winter and spring of 1990 to make improvements to the restrooms, playground, and picnic area. The Lions Club re-roofed the restroom building and put a new park entry sign on the east end of the building. Valley Paving, a local contractor, donated the sealing and striping of the parking lot. Also, in 1989, a generous endowment fund was created by an anonymous donor, the earnings from which are used to fund park maintenance.
Between January and May of 1990, other improvements were made to the picnic and parking lot areas. May 1990 was marked by a grand re-opening celebration and a re-dedication of the newly acquired County park.
Redwood Valley Park (also known as the Lions Club Park) is situated in the small town of Redwood Valley, northeast of Ukiah.
Features and Facilities
Redwood Valley Park is a small but highly developed semi-urban park that is popular with local residents and visitors alike. The park boasts a well-used softball field (maintained by the local Little League), a basketball court, a volleyball court, a playground, and covered picnic area and barbeque pits, public restrooms, and paved parking lot.
Group Picnic Area Reservations
Reservations may be made for the picnic area by contacting the Cultural Services Agency administrative offices. Rates are as follows:
- For parties of less than 50 people: $20.00, with a $50 cleaning deposit
- For parties of 50 or more people: $30.00, with a $100 cleaning deposit
The Cultural Services Agency can only except cash or check, please have exact change when paying for park reservations.
Cultural Services Agency - Parks
880 N. Bush Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: (707) 234-2875
Fax: (707) 463-6951