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Sparkie is visiting a 52-acre park in Solvang.

The entrance is through a castle arch. It is in Adobe Canyon and Adobe Creek runs through it. It has a skate park, a playground, tennis courts, group picnic areas and hiking trails. Dogs are allowed on leash.

There are a lot of oaks and open space, making it feel like you’re out in the country, instead of in town and right by Highway 246.

The county of Santa Barbara created the park in 1970 after obtaining the land from the Cornelius and Skytt families. The park became part of the city of Solvang when the city incorporated in 1985.

Which park is Sparkie visiting?

If you think you know, send an email to or call or text 805-225-4624 to enter. Give your name, where you live and your guess. You have until Thursday at 5 p.m. to enter.

Like and share Sparkie’s post on Facebook for an additional entry into the contest: Click Sparkie’s Facebook “About” tab to read contest rules.

One person will be chosen at random from the correct answers to win two tickets to the PCPA play “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.”

Check back here next Friday to find out where Sparkie was. To see additional photos, visit and search for “Sparkie.”

The winner of last week’s contest was Ann Walsh of Orcutt, who won two tickets to the PCPA play “The Wolves.”

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