The parks and recreational areas are a main attraction for Santa Rosa. Annadel State Park is literally at our back door providing miles of hiking, biking and horse trails year round. And for those with small kids, like me, the playgrounds around the city are great. Howarth Park is the crowning jewel with brand new play structures designed to foster kids' imaginations and sense of exploration. It also has a merry-go-round, train ride, pony rides and a snack bar in the summer.