In the heart of California’s Central Valley, Turlock is the second largest city in Stanislaus County with a population which has grown steadily from 13,992 in 1970 to over 70,000 today. Home of California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), Turlock provides an unusual opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed rural living.
Cultural art experiences, sports activities, twenty four parks,sixteen schools, a full range of medical facilities and the attractiveness of the nearby Mother Lode, San Francisco Bay area and the Sierra Nevada add to the pleasure of living in Turlock.
Turlock is a General Law City that operates under the Council / Manager form of government. There are five city departments including Police, Fire, Development, Municipal and Administrative Services. Turlock offers a full range of municipal services to the community.
The City currently has approved budget allocations for 389 employees. The General Fund budget for fiscal year 2008/09 is $34,002,198. The Non-General Fund budget represents an additional $152,783,698 in budgeted expenses.
2000 Census Information about Turlock
County: Stanislaus County
Location: 37:30:18N 120:51:01W
Elevation: 101 feet
Area Code: 209
Zip Codes: 95380 95381 95382
Flood Zone: FEMA "C" (no inundation)
Community Panel #060392B effective May 14, 1981
ISO Rating: 3
Turlock offers premiere golf courses for all skill levels. Its 18-hole championship golf course has challenging fairways, small greens and lush beauty. Turlock Golf & Country Club offers proprietary and social memberships and is open to members with a reciprocal agreement.
* includes golf cart where available
Stevenson Ranch Golf Course is located just 10 miles from Turlock and is open to the public. This low lying, fluid course offers wide landing areas, but the wetlands, cattails, lakes, and large gaping bunkers will keep you on your toes all day.
* includes golf cart where available
For more information on recreation opportunities offered in Turlock, for both adults and children, contact the City Recreation Services office at (209) 668-5550 or, of course, the Turlock Convention & Visitors Bureau at (209) 632-2221.
Turlock is full of fantastic things to see and do! As home of world famous landmarks such as Hilmar Cheese and Medic Alert, Turlock is a unique community that attracts thousands of visitors each year! Additionally, there are a variety of fantastic day trip ideas for you to adventure as well while visiting the friendly community of Turlock! Download three sample Day Trip itineraries
ARTS & THEATRE
Student & faculty performances showcasing top-notch theater productions, as well as gallery viewings, are regularly scheduled at the beautiful CSUS campus here in Turlock. Check the 'Calendar of Events' section for current & upcoming events. The art gallery is open 12-4 pm Monday thru Thursday and is free.
The galllery, located at 226 N. First Street in Turlock offers a wide array of originals and prints. Call (209) 667-7332.
First run motion pictures on 14 separate screens, located at 2323 West Main Street just west of the intersection with Highway 99. Call 664-3620.
Top name entertainers regularly perform in the beautifully refurbished high school auditorium located at 1574 E. Canal Drive. Every seat in the house is like being in the front row. Call 668-1169 for more information.
Located at 108 S Center Street in the Heart of Historical Downtown Turlock, this unique museum is open 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays and 1-4 p.m. Saturdays. Call (209) 668-7386.
Visit Beekman & Beekman five generation old farm/apiary on Geer Road in Hughson, California, just outside of Turlock, to taste the unique flavors of pure varietals honeys and the wine that premium honey can create. The Tasting Room's current hours are 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday. They are closed on holidays. For more information call (209) 667-5812 and weekends call (209) 669-6325.
One of the truly exciting aspects of Turlock is that it is home to California State University, Stanislaus. The local community and visitors benefit from the campus, as it serves as a delightful venue for many wonderful open air concerts, first-rate arts and entertainment activities, and of course opportunities to attend athletic events and tournaments of the CSUS Warrior athletic teams. The campus has breathtaking scenery with waterfalls, bridges and sprawling greens. It is the perfect place to picnic or catch a performance by the university's outstanding theater department. The Art Gallery is open 12 - 4 pm Monday thru Thursday and is free.
Just a few miles out of town is the world famous Hilmar Cheese Company, Learn about the benefits of the California dairy industry. Explore interactive, hands-on exhibits! Watch Daisy's moooovie! Learn how cheese is made. Family, Group, school, and scout tours are available. They offer tours, cheese tasting and fantastic lunches for the whole family to enjoy.
Downtown Turlock is the place to shop! Our Historic Downtown just underwent a multi-million dollar renovation, making it a must see in Turlock. With antique shops, cafes and clothiers, downtown Turlock offers the true main street experience.
The Fairgrounds located in Turlock offers a wide array of activities throughout the entire year. For more information on current and upcoming events at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds go to www.stancofair.com or call (209) 668-1333.
Live via satellite, up to thirteen tracks per day are broadcast at the Turlock Turf Club featuring racing from selected county fairs every June through October. In addition, the Turlock Turf Club broadcasts races year round from famous tracks around the International, Calder and Ellis Park. Try your luck and have some fun! Bets are as low as $2! Call (209) 634-2870
Open to members, guests of members and members of clubs with reciprocal agreements, The Turlock Golf and Country Club is located about five miles south of Turlock.
Turlock has over 24 community parks for your enjoyment.These parks provide a safe, fun recreational location for relaxing, sports and picnics. The city's parks include everything from benches and picnic tables to sports facilities and miniature lakes. Donnelly Park offers a dramatic miniature lake, a large children's play area, basketball ccourts, picnic facilities and more. Pedretti Sports Complex freatures on of the best- maintained Softball Complex in the area.
Donnelly Park, the City's premier community park, maintains hundreds of beautiful trees, which provide a very shady environment for family gatherings and a comfortable haven during the summer heat. Donnelly Park offers two covered picnic sites that can be reserved for private functions, as well as two restroom facilities and two playground areas.
Crane Park is one of the City's oldest and most popular parks. The large shade trees that cover the entire park offer a safe haven from the Valley's high summer temperatures. The park offers a new playground area, an ADA-compliant drinking fountain, two newly re-surfaced tennis courts, 10 newly renovated horseshoe pits, a new restroom facility, a half-court basketball area, perimeter sidewalks, several large and small picnic areas available for reservation and open space.
This facility includes four softball fields, a hardball field, batting cages, three grass volleyball courts, a concession stand covered bleachers, drinking fountains, picnic areas, a large covered picnic area that can be reserved for special events, a fully accessible tot playground area, restroom facilities and hundreds of shady trees.
This 30-acre complex included 14 soccer fields, a restroom facility, two softball diamonds, and outdoor amphitheater, a large picnic area, in the center plaza area, a tot playground, benches, an informational kiosk in the plaza area and lots of shade trees. The complex is bordered on the east and west sides by two neighborhood parks, which include two sand volleyball courts, playground areas, picnic areas with BBQs, a half-court basketball court and drinking fountains.
Turlock offers endless shopping opportunities! From bookstores and galleries to shopping centers and boutiques, there is plenty of shopping opportunities throughout Turlock. Turlock, offering the best of national chains and specialty shops to fulfill anyones shopping list. Five major shopping centers carry everything from everyday necessitates to specialty items. Turlock has something for everyone!
Located at the Fulkerth Avenue exit off of highway 99, Countryside Plaza boasts several major retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Staples and JC Penneys as well as auto service centers, eateries and various clothing and apparel boutiques.
Turlock's historic downtown retail area exudes small town American charm. With Marin Street's recent multi-million dollar renovation, this shopping area offers some of Turlock's finest dinning and specialty stores, making it the perfect place to take a stroll and see the sights.
Myriad retailers are located along this major city artery. Look for department and grocery stores, commercial retailers, and gift shops. The area has a major hardware chain, plus fitness centers, footwear and music, art & computer supply stores. It is also next to California State University, Stanislaus.
One of Turlock's main thoroughfares, visitors will find a variety of shopping from party supplies and automotive care to major drug stores and supermarkets. With several small shopping complexes located just off Golden State Blvd., there is much to see in this town.
Located at the intersection of Golden State Boulevard, Monte Vista Avenue and Highway 99, MVC is Turlock's newest shopping center, Kohls, Target, Home Depot, anchor this well-planned, multi-store complex with continual additions being made to this variety of popular retailers.
Antiques and home decor in the classic American Country style. Open Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 120 W. Main Street, Turlock, (209) 668-1888
Located just a few miles from Downtown Turlock, visit us, at 8329 Lander Ave, in Hilmar. (209) 668-7272
Open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
7510 Lander Ave, Hilmar, CA 95324, (209) 668-7890
Lily's is a small antique mall and also part of the Friends of the Library book bin with lots of older books. Open six days a week from 10:00 to 5:30, Closed on Sunday. 126 West Main Street, Turlock, (209) 668-0227
Turlock's largest Antique Mall with over 20 dealers and open 7 days a week. Monday thru Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM and Sunday 12 PM - 5PM. We carry something for everyone with a large selection of vinyl records, furniture, glassware and pottery. 208 East Main Street, Turlock, (209) 669-7000
Reasonably prices antiques and collectables with a huge variety for all ages. Open Monday 11 Am - 5 PM, Tuesday thru Saturday 10 AM - 5PM, and Closed on Sunday.
125 S Center St, Turlock, CA 95380, (209) 667-4988
BOUTIQUES & SHOPPING
Angel's Boutique is available to serve your needs for a Bridal Accessories. Open 10:30 - 6:00 Monday thru Saturday, Saturday 11:00 - 5:00, and closed on Sunday. 101 W Main St, Turlock, (209) 668-7599
Angel Baby offers furniture, apparel, shoes, and accessories for the mother to be and children up to age ten. Open Monday thru - Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. 141 N. Center St., Turlock, (209) 634-4400
No Size Too Small Or Large at Camera's Your Source for Tuxedo Rentals & Sales and Gentlemen's Wear. 107 W Main St, Turlock, (209) 667-9022
Offering a wonderful select of, casual to dressy, ladies apparel and many styles of shoes, hats, and jewelry. We're also Turlock's number one source for Spanks. Open Monday thru Friday 10 AM - 5PM. Closed weekends. 115 W Main St, Turlock, (209) 664-1367
Selling Home decor and accents Monday thru Friday 10:00 - 5:30, Saturday 10:00 - 5:00, and closed Sunday. 417 E. Main Street, Turlock, (209) 634-1157
Offering the latest trends in ladies apparel Monday 11-4, Tuesday thru Saturday 11-5:30, Closed on Sundays. 306 E. Main Street, Turlock, (209) 664-9737
This is one of the most Kawaii stores in the central valley, you got to check us out there something for everyone. This shop has a lot of love for the Japanese and oriental culture. Open 10 AM - 6 PM Monday thru Saturday and Sunday 12 PM - 5 PM. 122 W. Main St., Turlock, (209) 648-9021, www.magikkals.com
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