Sparkie is visiting a regional open space park in the Solomon Hills about 12 miles southeast of Santa Maria City Hall. 

Occupying nearly 2.8 square miles, the park includes miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding. Dogs are welcome on leash -- to keep them from chasing bobcats! 

Approximately 750 acres of the ranch are open to the public. The remaining 1,050 acres are designated for a future landfill. 

The City of Santa Maria provides recreational programs at the park. 

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. (It’s okay to do an online search to find the answer.)

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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 a $25 gift certificate towards grooming by The Pup Stops Here, 230 E. Betteravia Road Suite A, Santa Maria.

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 Lisa Reddick of Santa Maria. She won a $25 gift certificate from Rancho Nipomo BBQ & Cal-Mex, 108 Cuyama Lane, Nipomo. 

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