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San Joaquin Parks host variety of fun programs
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Some fun and educational opportunities are available for families, with programs being offered through the San Joaquin County Parks department.

Here are a couple of the special activities this summer at Oak Grove Regional Park, 4520 W. Eight Mile Road, Stockton.

The first Sunday of each month, at 10 a.m., join in ‘The Everything Bagel Nature Walk’ at the Yokuts Trail, Oak Grove Regional Park. If you want to learn “a little of this, a little of that” about the Valley Oak Woodlands, this Oak Grove Nature Center program is the perfect way to do so.

Nature walks are scheduled for Sundays, June 2, July 7 and Aug. 4. Enjoy a one hour walk along the paved Yokuts Trail led by a former National Park Ranger. This is a free event and no reservations are required.

The third Sunday of the month features a unique event, Professor Sprout’s Muggle World Herbology Walk.

The program takes place at Oak Grove Regional Park Nature Center, and walks are scheduled for Sundays, June 16, July 21 and Aug. 18. Explore the ‘Dark Forest’ – the Native Plant Garden and Trail – with Professor Sprout, learn about magical properties of native plants and how some are related to the Muggle World. No reservations required for this free event. The family-friendly program runs 45 minutes.

As a reminder, there is a $6 cash parking fee at county parks. No pets, please. For more information, call 209-953-8814.