Sparkie is visiting a popular park in San Luis Obispo County that is located on a bluff overlooking the ocean.

The 11-acre park got its name after Douglas Brown began building a 50-foot replica of a prehistoric reptile on his land. He opened a souvenir, lapidary and bait shop and offered tours of spectacular natural features.

The original reptile is gone, replaced by a much smaller one. Today the park is owned and operated by the Pismo Beach Recreation Division. Many public events are held on the site, which includes an amphitheater and an area for weddings.

A large play area that is currently under renovation includes concrete dolphins, playful seals and a play structure. Off-street parking and a restroom are available. Dogs are welcome.

Which park is Sparkie visiting?

If you think you know, send an email to wheressparkie@gmail.com 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: www.facebook.com/wheressparkie. 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 “Shakespeare in Love."

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

The winner of last week’s contest was Mary Jane Dittman, of Santa Maria, who won a $25 gift card to Rancho Nipomo BBQ & Deli & Gold Rush Cantina at 108 Cuyama Lane in Nipomo.

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