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Places – Atascadero

The Charles Paddock Zoo
Not only is a zoo, this establishment also an animal rehabilitation center. Offering education about wildlife awareness and conservation, there are permanent residents and rotating ones as well.

Farmer’s Market
The local farmer’s market happens Wednesday afternoon at the Sunken Gardens.

Chalk Mountain Golf Course
This golf course not only offers traditional golf, but it features a challenging disc golf course as well.

Atascadero Lake
Located in the center of this city this lake features a wealth of activities and events including paddle boats and concerts in the park. In December is the Musical Holiday Walk-Around the Lake where homes surrounding the lake put on a community open house featuring lights, music, and comfort treats.


Colony Days
Happening in mid-October this even celebrates the cities colony roots. Events include a parade through town and a re-enactment of the original Tent City.