Located on the Stockton campus of California State University Stanislaus, University Park features their Discovery Trail which is comprised of a lovely one-mile walk through the Campus, with several stops highlighting art, architecture, nature, a beautiful rose garden, lake and other historical elements. Admission is free and University Park is open sunrise to sunset.
Imagine beautiful historic architecture, mature shady heritage oaks trees, comfortable benches at lakeside, and the mist from the water feature while scanning the waters for any sign of wildlife. You can find it here — on The Discovery Trail at University Park. A lovely one-mile walk through the Campus, with several stops highlighting art, architecture, nature, a beautiful rose garden, lake and other historical elements, you can enjoy the ambiance of the park in a safe and peaceful atmosphere. Each stop along the trail will provide you with a brief overview and its significance to University Park — the history as well as current interests.
The Trail also features the Magnolia Mansion, which was built in 1900 for the Stockton State Hospital for a cost of $5,800. The Magnolia Mansion has served as the residence for numerous superintendents and their families. It was partially restored by Grupe Huber Company (formerly Grupe Commercial Company) in 2004.
In partnership with the International World Peace Rose Garden Organization, the University Park World Peace Rose Garden is created as a place of both beauty and inspiration.
Over 245 roses are spread throughout the garden. Designed like the sun with planets orbiting it, the center of the garden hosts a Peace Plaza.
Seven larger double wide rays and six smaller planets extend from center. The garden has plaques with inspirational messages of peace from local and distant school children. Here you will find a place for our whole community and visitors to feel welcome in the spirit of Peace.
Whether taking a break from the office to stroll through the park, packing a picnic lunch to enjoy by the lake or meditating in the University Park World Peace Rose Garden, you will feel at ease — as University Park has 24-hour on-site security.