Inspired by “The Grand Basin” at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, Atascadero founder E.G. Lewis envisioned a formal Sunken Garden to adorn the civic center in his new colony. Restored in 2005 as originally designed with walkways crossing the length and width of the gardens and meeting at a central fountain designed by architect Walter D. Bliss of the San Francisco firm of Bliss and Faville.
The "Wrestling Bacchantes are currently undergoing restoration. Sculpted by Italian artist Petrilla and exhibited at the 1904 World’s Fair by the Italian Government, the sculpture is one solid piece of carrara marble. Purchased by Atascadero Founder E.G. Lewis for display in the Atascadero Colony Civic Center.
For a listing of additional special events, please click on the following links:
Atascadero Chamber of Commerce
Visit Atascadero Website
If you are interested in hosting a special event at a City owned park, refer to this guide for step-by-step instructions.Step-by-Step Guide to hosting a Special Event
Please call (805) 461-5000 to check availability and fill out the Outdoor Facility Use Agreement.
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Address: 9305 Pismo AvePhone: (805) 461-5080Fax: (805) 461-7625Website: www.charlespaddockzoo.org
Address: 8005 Gabarda RdPhone: (805) 461-5000Fax: (805) 461-5022Website: www.atascadero.org/wwtp
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