I have wondered and MIke recently asked how Riverfront Regional Park got its name. The Russian River used to run through the area but now lakes are left behind and the river flows by and is not easily seen from the park. So, here’s a question for you – why Riverfront?
We don’t usually go there in winter because the trail is too muddy and at the weir (the connection to the river) is sometimes unpassable. BThis sign expresses how we sometimes walk – one way and then turn around.
We chose to walk to the left, on a trail that is more interesting and lush. Also it’s under the trees where the heron roost. Though we didn’t hear them, we saw one prehistoric looking heron fly in with a large twig for a nest.
As we left to go I noticed this dogwood planted by the sunnier parking lot.
Words by Lynn Millar, pictures by Lynn and Mike Millar
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