Here's the answer to the April 26 question "Where's Sparkie?"

Sparkie was visiting Los Flores Ranch Park at 6271 Dominion Road southeast of Santa Maria.

The City of Santa Maria owns and operates the approximately 750-acre park and reserves 1,050 acres for a future landfill.

Sparkie donkeys

Sparkie is curious about the farm animals in Los Flores Ranch Park.

During the spring and summer, the park is open Thursday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last entry at 6 p.m.

Mountain bike riding, star gazing, docent-led hikes, archery and more are offered at the park. It is a nice place for horseback riding or to take your dog on leash. There are also farm animals in a section of the park, including donkeys, goats, chickens and a pony.

Visitors center

Sparkie sits at the stairs leading to the Los Flores Ranch Park visitor center.

Visit facebook.com/losfloresranch to see upcoming events.

Check back here next Friday to find out who won this contest and to see the next “Where’s Sparkie?” contest.

Keep up with Sparkie’s adventures and see all his posts by liking his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/wheressparkie. To see additional photos, visit Sparkie online at www.santamariatimes.com and search for “Sparkie.”

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