Low Gap Regional Park is a multi-use public park covering more than 80 acres. It is situated along Orr Creek, an important tributary of the Russian River and one of three major streams that run through the city of Ukiah. Because access to all of these streams is extremely limited, access to Orr Creek is one of the most noteworthy features of this park, despite its extensive recreational development.
The upper reaches of Low Gap Regional Park serve as a woodland preserve. Here you will find nature trails that allow you to explore and enjoy the beauty of the area in its natural state. One of the trails will take you past a vernal pool. You may observe the pool from the trail, but please stay out of it; it is a very fragile and special environment.
The developed part of the park includes tennis courts, playgrounds, an archery range, horseshoe pits, a disc golf course, a covered picnic area, and an amphitheater for small concerts, plays and other performances. There is also a one-acre community dog park, a fenced area designated for off-lease use by residents and visitors and their dogs. It offers shade, benches, water and disposal facilities for dog waste, and allows well-mannered canine citizens to exercise and play in a clean and safe environment without endangering or annoying people, property or wildlife.
WHERE: in the hills west of Ukiah, just across Low Gap Rd. from Ukiah High School.
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