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The City of Sebastopol has five major parks, in addition to several smaller pocket parks.

The four parks are Ives Park, located near the downtown area, Libby Park, which is adjacent to Brookhaven Middle School on Valentine Avenue, Laguna Youth Park, located adjacent to the Laguna de Santa Rosa, Skategarden Park on Launga Park Way, and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands Preserve.

Ives Park, Sebastopol's oldest park, was established approximately sixty years ago, and contains a playground, picnic areas, baseball field, and municipal swimming pool. In addition, Calder Creek flows through the center of the park, which is occupied by several ducks and geese, to the pleasure of many of the park's visitors. Ives Park is home to the Cajun Festival, the Roma Festival, and the Sebastopol Apple Blossom Festival, an annual event that draws approximately 25,000 people.

Libby Park, built in the mid-1970's, is situated in the west part of Sebastopol. It is home to a playground, Garzot Community Building, picnic areas, and a pond. It is visited annually by several local schools, who bring busloads of children on field trips to the playground.

Laguna Youth Park was built in 1987, and is located at the east border of Sebastopol, between the Community Center and the Laguna de Santa Rosa. It consists of picnic areas and two baseball fields, which are used by Little League. Laguna Park is home to several major annual events, including the Celtic Festival. which draws several thousand visitors to the Sebastopol area.

The Skategarden Park on Laguna Park Way was completed in 2008. The park includes a 15,000 square foot state-of-the-art skate structure and 23 community garden plots.

The Laguna de Santa Rosa Wetlands Preserve is an area adjacent to Laguna Park which consists of several miles of trails on both sides of the Laguna de Santa Rosa, and an outdoor classroom designed to accommodate approximately 50 people.

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