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Donnelly Park is for the birds – and people too

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Donnelly Park is for the birds – and people too

With a recognizable large pond where many children enjoy feeding the ducks and birds, Donnelly Park offers a range of activities.

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POSTED January 24, 2014 8:50 p.m.

In a small community like Turlock, parks play a large role and provide an outdoor meeting ground for families, friends and even work gatherings.

One park that has played an integral role in Turlock’s landscape is Donnelly Park. With  a recognizable large pond where many children enjoy feeding the ducks and birds, Donnelly Park offers a range of activities. With covered picnic areas, basketball courts, large grassy space, onsite restrooms and interior parking, Donnelly Park is a go-to outdoor space for locals.

“The parks are a vital part of the community and a part of what helps to make a community. At Donnelly Park, we get a lot of people who come to enjoy its many offerings,” said Eric Shultz, superintendent of Parks, Recreation and Facilities for the City of Turlock. 

The 40-acre park that covers one square mile was founded in 1974 and continues to be a signature of Turlock’s park scene. Facilities can be rented for personal use and for more information access
www.cityofturlock.com.

To access Donnelly Park from Highway 99 north take the Fulkerth Road exit and turn right onto Fulkerth Road then continue onto West Hawkeye Avenue. Turn left onto Dels Lane and take the first right on Pedras Road and the destination is on your right.

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