Families are the focus in the central Sonoma County town of Rohnert Park, making it the perfect place to relax and have fun together.
Whether you want to play miniature golf, race electric karts, slam together in bumper cars, bounce on trampolines, glide on roller skates or blades, go bowling, play arcade games, explore a massive toy and hobby store, or build with LEGOS, you’ll find it in Rohnert Park.
Here’s a quick roundup of some of the opportunities for family fun in Rohnert Park.
5301 Redwood Drive, 707-584-1398
There’s so much to do here, you’ll have trouble deciding where to start. Play on one (or both) of the two award-winning 18-hole miniature golf courses. Race to the finish line on the Lil’Indy Raceway. Battle it out in bumper cars or blaster boats. Swing for a home run in the batting cages. Play pinball, skeeball, redemption games, dance simulators, or any of the more than 100 games in the arcade. Then enjoy a delicious slice of pizza, popcorn, or other munchies.
4601 Redwood Drive, 707-585-3748
Reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour on the D-Force Super Track. The Italian-built competition electric carts are fine-tuned machines with superb cornering and quicker acceleration than gas-powered karts. (Note: For safety, staff can electronically slow down or stop the karts at any time. To drive, children must be at least 48 inches tall.)
There’s also a race-themed, two-lane mini-bowling alley; a nine-hole glow-in-the-dark black-light mini-golf course; and arcade and video games with prizes for all ages.
555 Rohnert Park Expressway W., 707-416-4445
Bounce on 75 interconnected trampoline beds on the indoor Trampoline Arena, and then test your agility and skill on the three-lane Ninja Warrior Course, or the Ninja Warrior Floor Obstacle Course (for 4- to 10-year-olds).
Jump from a 14-foot tower into an inflated landing surface, play in-the-air dodgeball, and soar like a superstar on the Basketball Slam. There’s also an indoor playground for children up to 10 years old, a game arcade with prizes, and a full-service café with free Wi-Fi.
6100 Commerce Blvd., 707-585-0500
Glide around the rink on roller blades or quad skates in one of the North Bay’s only roller skating rinks. There are both open skate and adult-only sessions in the morning, afternoon, and evening, and special mega days where you can skate as long as you want.
A variety of lessons are available, from those for small children to roller derby practice. Pizza Night includes all you can eat pizza from Mountain Mike’s, and the Club Friday Night series includes games, socialization, theme nights, and modern hit music until 11 p.m.
300 Golf Course Dr., (707) 585-0226
This sleek, modern bowling center offers 50 state-of-the-art bowling lanes with bumpers and automatic scoring. On Friday and Saturday nights, it hosts the popular “Rock-N-Glow” bowling sessions.
There’s also a full-service lounge and sports bar with big-screen TVs, and a snack bar serving everything from delicious burgers to fresh pizza. The video arcade includes the coolest games, as well as pool tables. The pro shop sells bowling equipment and accessories, and offers lessons.
579 Rohnert Park Expressway W., 707-540-0701
This toy, game, and hobby store fills its 14,000-sqaure-foot facility with a wide selection of products, including infant toys, model railroading, scale models, games, art supplies, and radio control models of all kinds.
There’s a children’s play area, a slot car rack, a 1,200-sqare-foot indoor radio-controlled car track, rock tables for radio-controlled rock crawlers, a snack bar, and LEGO play.
5430 Commerce Blvd., 707-575-4888
Find LEGO bricks, kits, and more at the only all-LEGO store in Northern California. Family owned and operated, this company started as a way for a father and son to spend more time together.
Based on the motto “Building Families Brick by Brick,” it now boasts two worldwide online stores, an incredible inventory, LEGO workshops, lots of finished LEGO models on display, and more, all geared to create the ultimate LEGO toy experience.
After a day of serious play, you’ll want to settle in for the night so you can get a bright and early start in the morning. The 102-room Hampton Inn & Suites offers a complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a fitness facility, and pool.
Opened in September 2017, the new eco-friendly Oxford Suites Sonoma County includes 163 non-smoking executive suites and an onsite restaurant. And located near the bowling center, the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country features 245 guestrooms and a selection of suites. A number of other national chains offer lodging in Rohnert Park; to learn more check our listings of Rohnert Park Hotels, Motels & Lodges.
The family-friendly Bear Republic Brewing Company Lakeside is a combination brewpub, restaurant, beer garden, and play space overlooking Roberts Lake.
In addition to tasty pizza, they offer delicious pub fare with a twist. The back deck overlooks the lake, and provides a large outdoor dining area, with both adult and children’s game sections as well as a music stage.
Amy’s Drive Thru offers a vegetarian and sustainable take on typical American fast food. The burgers, chili cheese fries, shakes, mac n’ cheese, and other classic comfort foods are all vegetarian and non-GMO, with gluten-free and vegan options available.
The portions are huge and the quality excellent at Tonayan Mexican Restaurant, a family-owned Sonoran-style eatery and margarita bar. They offer a varied menu, from the typical tacos and enchiladas (and even a regular or bacon burger for fussy eaters) to shredded steak nachos or the mojarra frito (a whole fish, deep-fried and crispy, and served with the head still on).
Rohnert Park boasts a number of taquerias and Asian restaurants, as well as burgers, pizzas, and more. To look over the options, check our listings of Rohnert Park restaurants.
Written by Sonoma Insider Patricia Henley.