2016-03-07_1111Nestled in San Joaquin County off Highway 99, west of Armstrong Road, you will discover a retreat for the entire family, Micke Grove Regional Park. A gift from the late Lodi farmer turned philanthropist William G. Micke and his wife Julia Harrison Micke, this 258-acre park remains one of the most popular attractions in San Joaquin County. Micke Grove Regional Park features a myriad of attractions including Wortley Lake, Fun Town Amusement Park, San Joaquin County Historical Museum, The Japanese Garden and its main attraction Micke Grove Zoo. Micke Grove Zoo is a five-acre zoo and home to native animals and exotic species from all over the world. According to Allison Meador, Director of Education, the zoo philosophy is to house animals well suited to the space available allowing for natural behaviors and social interactions. Under Allison’s leadership, her department has grown to include 3 education specialists, 2 education assistants, and a volunteer program with 4 docents and 15-20 volunteers The Zoo’s small space makes it ideal for families and a great value. Admission is $4 adults; $2 youth (3-17 years); and free for children 2 years and under. Please visit their website for more information and special events at: http://www.mgzoo.com

State Route 99: Local Gem Micke Grove Regional Park




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