Holiday Hours Set for City of Fresno Regional Parks

FRESNO -- In preparation for the large number of visitors anticipated at Fresno’s regional parks for the Easter holiday, the City of Fresno Department of Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services (PARCS) will maintain extended hours of operation for Roeding and Woodward parks and the Regional Sports Complex on Sunday, April 8, 2012.

The entrances to each regional park will be opened and staffed beginning at 6 a.m. The entry fee on Easter will be $5 per vehicle at each location. The parks will close at 10 p.m.

PARCS will have maintenance staff on site and also has assigned other workers to assist visitors at the parks. In addition, PARCS will be handing out trash bags and fliers and posting banners at the entrances asking people to help keep the parks clean.

PARCS would like to advise patrons that Fresno’s regional parks are heavily utilized on Easter Sunday each year and will be intermittently closed based on parking availability.

PARCS, together with the Fresno Police Department, would like to encourage all park users to minimize the number of vehicles used to transport family and friends to the parks. The Police Department will have personnel on-site at Roeding and Woodward to assist with traffic and crowd control. PARCS would like to encourage patrons to exhibit patience when traffic slows access to park destinations.

In addition, patrons are asked to please drive safely and only park in authorized spaces.