Adjacent to the parking lot at Petaluma Adobe is a spacious picnic area almost hidden in the trees. It is at the base of the hill before you actually wander up the pathway to see the Adobe itself. This is one of the most underused areas of the site but it has everything a family could need - tables, nearby water and clean restrooms. An evening breeze is almost guaranteed so a jacket may be necessary even if the afternoon was warm. Dogs are allowed on leash.