A DAY AT MOONEY GROVE PARK

The oldest county park in the State of California

The park was established in 1909 to protect the grove of oak trees for future generations. Nestled in this beautiful park is the Tulare County Museum, just one of the attractions that visitors can experience while enjoying this unique green space.

We suggest you pack a picnic lunch and head to the park to try all of these fun activities when you spend a day at Mooney Grove.

TULARE COUNTY MUSEUM

The museum is actually three museums: The outdoor Pioneer Village, Tulare County Museum with the largest exhibit of Native American
basketry on display, and the History of Farm Labor and Agriculture Museum, which highlights the contributions of the many cultures that
settled our area.


END OF TRAIL STATUE

2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the James Earle Fraser End of Trail sculpture on display at Mooney Grove. The medicine bag and presence of
a strong wind represent the spiritual side while the musculature of the figure represents the strength of the Native American. The piece was created for
the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. Although this is a bronze cast replica, the original once stood here.


DUCK POND

The pond at Mooney Grove is a must see. With ducks and fish (it's stocked in the winter for fishing) there is lots of wildlife around. It is also a
great spot for bird watching. On weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day, paddle boats are available to rent.*

LOG CABIN

Originally built in the 1930s by the local Boy Scout troop as a meeting house, the log cabin was moved to its current location at Mooney Grove Park in
1999. It was restored in 2008. See if you can find this 90 year old treasure.

CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA

Let the kids get all their giggles out by playing on the 3 play structures spread around the park. Climb, slide, imagine and explore!


These are just a few suggestions for a wonderful day in the Park. With wide open spaces there are lots of things to do, including a Frisbee golf course!
Need suggestions on where to get a great picnic lunch? Ask us at Visit Visalia. We have lots of ideas.


* Note that the park is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Paddle boats hours are subject to Mooney

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