What is the Turtle Bay Exploration Park?
The Turtle Bay Exploration Park is a sprawling 300-acre campus filled with educational and entertaining activities all focused on the interpretation of the relationship between humans and nature. Spanning the Sacramento River and linked by the Sundial Bridge, the Park tells the story of the region and its people.
What is The McConnel Arboretum?
Opened on May 30, 2005, the McConnell Arboretum & Gardens is the newest addition to Turtle Bay Exploration Park. The new Gardens comprise 20 acres of mediterranean climate display gardens, a children’s garden, a medicinal garden, and two beautiful and unique water features. The Arboretum extends over 200 acres with direct links to the award-winning Sacramento River Trail. The Gardens carry Turtle Bay’s sustainability message to another level and express a very positive ethic about a harmonious fit between natural systems and human activity.
Where is this Mosaic Garden?
In the Children’s Garden is the ‘Mosaic Oasis’, a whimsical and fun water feature that includes a drinking fountain, ornamental fountain, and play structure designed by local mixed media artist Colleen Barry. The Children’s Garden and Picnic Grove areas are full of fun and interesting plants from around the world.