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Adobe Creek played an important role in the success of Rancho de Petaluma and is one of the major reasons Vallejo chose this site for the headquarters.

Adobe Creek meanders through the park, creating a lush habitat for fish, birds, trees, and wildlife. Many native Oaks, Willows, and California Buckeye trees now flourish along the creek and were planted by the United Anglers of Casa Grande High School. The Adobe Creek Restoration Project began in 1983 when the United Anglers adopted a “dead” creek in an attempt to bring it back to life.

Once the major source of drinking water, in 1880, Adobe Creek's seven mile course was unfortunately typical; polluted, diverted, trashed, and abused. Until Adobe Creek was finally declared dead by state officials. What was once the main attraction to the Petaluma Valley in 1830, was now a public embarrassment.
From “About the Project” on the United Anglers of Casa Grande Website

In addition to the represented rancho animals, the park provides an oasis to native animal species.
Our animal list includes:

Along with native trees, some unusual trees have been planted within the park since 1951.

The Australian Bunya Bunya

Cork Oak Trees

Prickly Pear Cactus, which line the entrance path and exhibit a wonderful array of flowers during the blooming season.

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There are several Chinese Pistache Trees growing within the park. For more information Chinese Pistache on the Arbor Day site and US Forest Service Information on the Chinese Pistache

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