Cotati is a charming city of 7,000 residents located in Central Sonoma County near Sonoma State University and adjacent to U.S. 101. Cotati is focused on continuing economic development while keeping our small town allure. Sonoma County has a mild weather climate and miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, more than 400 wineries, and 50 pristine nature parks that offer miles of hiking and cycling trails.
Long sandy beaches below rugged headlands, a craggy coastline with natural arches and secluded coves. Stay in luxury hotels, Inn's, vacation rentals, or camp by the Pacific Ocean or the Russian River. Go hiking, ride a bike, kayak on the river or ocean, fish off the river, from shore or on a boat, go surfing or hang glide off Goat Rock. Wine Tasting, Gourmet Dinners, Picnic Lunches on the Beach or in the Redwoods.
The City owns and maintains 11 parks, the Cotati train station, and the Civic Center buildings located at 201 West Sierra Avenue. The parks are available to host parties and there are classrooms and the Cotati Room available to reserve for classes, meetings, and recreation programs. In addition to maintaining its parks, the City collects assessments for and maintains ten zones within its Landscape and Lighting Assessment District.
Sonoma County Regional Parks includes more than 50 parks and beaches from Petaluma to Gualala and Sonoma to Bodega Bay. Many offer wild landscapes and miles of trails. Others feature sports fields, playgrounds, and campgrounds. Regional Parks also manages the county's largest ocean marina and largest extracurricular environmental education center.