Sonoma SHP Facilities Management Plan

The Sonoma SHP Facilities Management Plan Public Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27th, 5:30 p.m., at the Sonoma Barracks, located at:
20 E Spain St., Sonoma, CA 95476

State Parks is looking for input from the public and our partners regarding what types of uses and improvements you would like to see at the park. Please join us!

Julia Cox
Assistant Landscape Architect
California State Parks
General Planning Section
Phone: 916-651-6915
Fax: 916-653-4458

Sonoma State Historic Park

The Sonoma State Historic Park (SHP) Facilities Management Plan (FMP) is intended to help guide use and development of facilities while protecting resources at the park unit. It will describe the general scope, scale, character and location of facilities, as well as describing the means to protect Sonoma SHP's resources, in particular, its historic and archeological resources, from human impacts.

The scope of the FMP includes only the downtown properties of the park, namely the Blue Wing Adobe Inn, the Toscano complex and Casa Grande area, the Barracks, the Mission, and the parking lot. Park managers recognize that there are questions regarding the site that need to be addressed in greater detail than the General Plan accomplishes. The Management Plan picks up where the General Plan left off by adhering to the prescriptions contained in the General Plan regarding further resource investigation, and creating further guidelines for use and rehabilitation. Building on the prescriptions of the General Plan, the Management Plan further defines treatments and uses of facilities in the downtown properties.

One component of the FMP will be a Historic Structures Report (HSR) for the buildings in the Toscano complex, including the Servant's Quarters. This HSR is beginning in April of 2013 and will be completed by 2014. This report will outline existing conditions of the buildings and provide maintenance recommendations, as well as outlining what alterations would be needed depending on a variety of future uses. This report will not make any decisions about use; rather, it will provide background data and outline various options.

The data from the HSR and other site information will be presented at a public meeting this summer (2013). The intent is to share the background data that has been collected and to then receive input from all members of the public, including our park partners, about what they would like to see happen at the park unit.

Staff will then work to put together a plan, which will be presented to the public in the late fall (2013).
Please check this website for updates regarding specific meeting dates and locations. We look forward to hearing what you have to say about Sonoma State Historic Park.

Contact Info:
Julia Cox