History: In 1961, the Lake Mendocino Lions Recreation Corporation (Lions
Club) was organized to create a park in Redwood Valley. The park, thus created the Lions
Club Park, includes three acres along East Road in Redwood Valley and included 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
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.
Park Location: Redwood Valley Park (also known as the Lions Club Park) is situated in the small town of Redwood Valley, northeast of Ukiah.
Click here for a map and driving directions.
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.
Reservations: Reservations may be made for the picnic area by contacting General Services Agency. 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
841 Low Gap Road, Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 234-6050; (707) 463-4673-fax