Parks, Trails & Facilities

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Visiting Our Parks

Regional Parks:
Woodward Park
Puppy Love Dog Park at Roeding Park
Regional Sports
Neighborhood Parks
Entrance FeeWoodward, Roeding  and Regional Sports Complex: $5 per vehicle
($3 per vehicle with a senior citizen, age 65 or older, as passenger or driver.)
Entry fees on holidays will be $7 per vehicle.
Park entrance fee shall be waived for motor vehicles displaying a valid Disabled Person Placard/DecalU.S. active duty military member or family member with proper identification is a passenger or driver, or motor vehicles displaying a California State “Gold Star” license plate.
No Fee
Facility ReservationsWoodward Park
7 shelters:6 shelters accommodate 175–200 peopleThe Gazebo shelter accommodates up to 60 people2 activity areas available for reservation.Roeding Park
8 areas available for reservation, some are shelters and some are groves that can accommodate anywhere from 25–490 people
Make a reservation online or call (559) 621-2900.
Reservations are not taken for neighborhood parks. All picnic tables and barbeques are first come first served.
HoursOpen Daily
Summer: 7am–10pm
Winter: 7am–7pm
Open Daily
Bounce HousesNot allowedAllowed with permission and proper insurance.
To get permission for a bounce house, call:
(559) 621-2900

Park Passes

  • Annual park passes are available for purchase at the kiosks located at Roeding or Woodward Park for $50. 
  • Passes grant entry into Woodward Park, Roeding Park, and the Regional Sports Complex.
  • City of Fresno seniors or residents who participate in PG&E’s family assistance program, CARE/FERA, can provide qualifying information to receive an annual parking pass for:
    Seniors (age 62 or older): $35
    Individuals meeting low-income guidelines as established by PG&E’s FERA program: $25

    To purchase an annual pass you must provide qualifying information. Seniors and individuals meeting low-income guidelines can purchase an annual parking pass in-person Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm at:

    Ace Parking
    1228 P Street Suite 103
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • For additional information, please contact Ace Parking at (559) 264-2425.

Planning a Special Event?

Please contact the PARCS office at (559) 621-2900 to plan a special event at any City park.


Fresno has more than 80 parks and trails.
Find the one that’s just right for you.

Community and Neighborhood Centers

The Parks, After School, Recreation, and Community Services department offers a variety of community facilities throughout the City of Fresno. These centers offer a range of activities, programs, and community services to support all ages.

Dickey Youth Development Center

1515 E. Divisadero Street
(At the corner of Divisadero and Glenn in downtown Fresno)

Einstein Neighborhood Center

3566 E. Dakota Avenue
(At Millbrook and Dakota in Central Fresno)

El Dorado Neighborhood Center

1343 E. Barstow Avenue
(Adjacent to Wesley United Methodist Church in Northeast Fresno at Fourth and Barstow)

Fink-White Neighborhood Center

535 S. Trinity Street
(Near Amador and Whitesbridge in Southwest Fresno)

Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center

760 Mayor Avenue
(Near Inyo and A Street in Southwest Fresno)

Highway City Neighborhood Center

5140 N. State Street
(North of Shaw and East of Highway 99 in the Highway City Community)

Holmes Neighborhood Center

212 S. First Street
(West of First and South of Tulare near the historic Huntington Blvd.)

Inspiration Park

5770 W Gettysburg Avenue
(South of Shaw and West of Highway 99 near Teague Elementary)

Lafayette Neighborhood Center

1516 E. Princeton Avenue
(West of Blackstone and South of Shields at Princeton and Glenn)

Mary Ella Brown Community Center

1350 E. Annadale Avenue
(South of Jensen and West of Elm in Southwest Fresno)

Maxie L. Parks Community Center

1802 E California Avenue
(At the corner of Elm and California in Southwest Fresno)

Melody Neighborhood Center

5935 E. Shields Avenue
(At the corner of Fowler and Shields in East Central Fresno)

Mosqueda Community Center

4670 E. Butler Avenue
(Southeast corner of Maple & Butler in Southeast Fresno)

Paul “CAP” Caprioglio Community Center

5191 N 6th St, Fresno, CA 93710
(Southwest corner of N 6th St and E Bulldog Lane)
Center will be closed starting July 17, 2024 through Fall 2024 for repairs.

Pinedale Community Center

7170 N. San Pablo Avenue
(Next to Pinedale Elementary, North of Herndon and West of Blackstone)

Quigley Neighborhood Center

808 W. Dakota Avenue
(South of Ashlan at Northwest corner of Fruit and Dakota)

Romain Neighborhood Center

745 N. First Street
(Between Belmont and Olive in Southeast Fresno)

Sunset Neighborhood Center

1345 W. Eden Avenue
(Next to Sunset Elementary, West of West Ave. and South of Kearney in West Fresno)

Ted C. Wills Community Center

770 N. San Pablo Avenue
(Between Olive and Belmont in the Tower District in Central Fresno)

Camp Fresno

Camp Fresno is back! Restoring our youth

Camp Fresno

Dog Parks & Licensing

The City of Fresno offers eleven dog parks that are free to use for all dog handlers and their dogs. No food (human or pet) is allowed and all owners must pick up after their dogs. Dogs may run off-leash provided they are well behaved; aggressive behavior will not be tolerated. A full listing of Dog Park Rules is posted at each site.

Dog parks are accessible during park operating hours. Our current operating hours as of June 30, 2020, are shown below.

To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, new regulations are in place. For a list of COVID regulations, please click the following link: Dog Park Modifications

All other dog park rules remain in effect and as posted.

Dog Parks

Al Radka Dog Park

5897 E. Belmont Avenue
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Basin AH1 Dog Park

4257 W. Alamos Avenue
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (May through November)

Belcher Dog Park

2158 E. Alluvial Avenue
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Figarden Dog Park

4265 W. Figarden Drive
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Inspiration Dog Park

5770 W. Gettysburg Avenue
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Jaswant Singh Khalra Dog Park

3861 W. Clinton Ave.
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Koligian Dog Park

5165 W. Alluvial Avenue
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Puppy Love Dog Park at Roeding Park

890 W. Belmont Avenue
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This dog park features separate small and big dog areas. A parking fee of $5 per vehicle will be collected (see “Entrance Fee” section for accommodations)

Stallion Dog Park

6245 N. Polk Avenue
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Todd Beamer Dog Park

1890 E. Plymouth Way
Open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Woodward Dog Park

7775 N. Friant Road
Open daily from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Located in the northeast corner of Woodward Park, this dog park features separate small and big dog areas.  A parking fee of $5 per vehicle will be collected (see “Entrance Fee” section for accommodations)


ItemAnnual3 Year
License Fee / Per Dog
    Four Months or older$50.00$135.00
    Spayed or Neutered$12.00$30.00
    Delinquent Penalty$10.00
Citation Fines
    1st Citation$100.00
    2nd Citation$200.00
    3rd Citation$500.00
Impound Animal Redemption
    Impound Fee – Dogs$50.00
    Impound Fee – Cats$10.00
    Boarding Fee/Per Day$10.00
    Civil Fine for Animals at large capable of Reproduction$35.00
    Civil Fine – 2nd Impound$50.00
    Civil Fine – 3rd Impound$100.00
    Fee for Vaccinations provided by CCSPCA$10.00
Horses and Livestock
    Redemption Fee/Per animal$50.00
    Boarding Fee/Per Day$25.00
    Trailer Fee/Per Haul$50.00
Other Animals (birds, reptiles, pocket pets, etc.)
    Impound Fee/Per Animal$10.00
    Boarding Fee/Per Day$10.00

Fresno Municipal Code 10-318(d) states that you must provide a dog license for any dog in your care that is over the age of four months.

1. Your dog must first get a rabies shot to protect against the rabies disease. Rabies shots can only be given by a veterinarian at a pet hospital/clinic.

2. Obtain a dog license application form at the SPCA, City Hall or download one now.
Please follow the instructions on the dog license application.  To pick up an application in person, visit:

CCSPCA – 103 S. Hughes, Fresno, (559) 233-7722

Fresno City Hall – 2600 Fresno St. Room 2162, Fresno, (559) 621-6880

Take advantage of the SPCA’s one-stop shop to have your dog rabies vaccinated and licensed.  Visit the CCSPCA Website.

Golf Courses

Riverside Municipal Golf Course

7492 N. Bryan Avenue
Fresno, CA 93722
(559) 275-5900
(559) 275-0492 FAX

From Highway 99, take the Herndon Avenue exit and go east. Turn left on Weber Road and follow the directional signs to the golf course.

Riverside Municipal Golf Course is one of two golf courses owned by the City of Fresno. It offers 18 holes, a driving range, practice putting green, Coffee Shop, Pro Shop and parking. The course is designed to present a challenge to the beginner as well as the advanced golfer with three sets of tees at 5,900 yards, 6,400 yards and 6,630 yards. Hours are dawn to dusk; open year round. For more information visit the Riverside Municipal Golf Course website.

Airways Municipal Golf Course

5442 E. Shields
Fresno 93727
(559) 291-6254

Located just North of Fresno Yosemite Air Terminal and West of Clovis Avenue.

Airways Golf Course offers 18 holes, 5,286 yards, a driving range, practice putting green, coffee shop and a Pro Shop. The course is designed to present a challenge to the beginner as well as the advanced golfer. Hours are dawn to dusk; open year round.

Public Golf Courses

Eagle Springs Golf and Country Club

21722 Fairway Oaks Lane
Friant, California
(559) 325-8900

Just 20 miles North of Fresno.

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the San Joaquin Valley while playing on this course designed by Johnny Miller. Rated among the Top10 Courses in California, this semi-private club welcomes outside and tournament play.

For green fees, scorecard, and other information visit the Eagle Springs Golf and Country Club website.

Fresno West Golf Course & Country Club

23986 W. Whitesbridge Road
Kerman, California 93650
(559) 846-8655

This 18-hole golf course is located approximately 15 miles Southwest of Fresno County.

Green Fees & Cart vary from $10 to $23. All day and senior’s fees $16 to $17.50.

Riverbend Golf Course

43369 Avenue 12
Madera, California
(559) 432-3020

Follow the natural contours of the San Joaquin River as you play 18 holes on this links-style golf course.

Sherwood Forest Golf Course

79 N. Frankwood
Sanger, California 93657
(559) 787-2611

This family owned golf course is just 20 minutes East of Fresno in Sanger and offers great views of the Kings River. Par is 71, 6,247 yards.

Parks with Action Sports Facilities

We are in the process of re-opening our Action Sports Facilities.  We appreciate your patience as we prepare each site for a safe re-opening.
Action Sports

The City of Fresno takes pride in providing the finest action sports facilities for the community – creating a destination for enthusiasts to participate in a sport where nobody rides the bench. The hours for each facility are listed below or call (559) 621-PLAY (7529) for more information.

Lions, Todd Beamer and Mosqueda

Monday thru Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ramp Parks

Sun Up to Sundown 7 days a week

Woodward Park Bike Complex

Mountain Bike Trail/Dirt Jump Park: Open Sun Up to Sundown 7 days a week.

Woodward Park BMX Race Program

New to the sport? Sign up for a free 1 – day
USA BMX Membership Trial (Valid once a year)

Local Race Days:
Thursdays – Registration 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays – Practice 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sundays – Registration 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

USA BMX Membership – $60
Local Race – $10
FREE for First Time Racers

Join our NEW STRIDER PROGRAM for ages 2 to 5

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram:

Facebook: Woodward Park BMX

Last Race: Sunday, November 24th

Staffed Parks

  • Todd Beamer Skatepark – 1890 E. Plymouth Way, Fresno, CA 93720
  • Lions Skatepark – 4650 N. Marks Ave, Fresno, CA 93705
  • Mosqueda BMX Park – 4670 E. Butler Ave, Fresno, CA 93702

Unstaffed Parks

  • Cary Skatepark – 4716 N. Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93726
  • Melody Skatepark – 5935 E. Shields Ave, Fresno, CA 93727
  • Kaiser Skatepark – 425 E. Alluvial Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
  • Inspiration Park – 5770 W. Gettysburg Ave, Fresno, CA 93722
  • The Ark Half-Pipe – 1707 W. Jensen Ave, Fresno, CA 93706
  • Romain Skatepark – 745 N. 1st St, Fresno, CA 93702
  • Mary Ella Brown Bike Park – 1350 E. Annadale Ave, Fresno, CA 93706
  • 2019 Bicycle & Pedestrian OTS Grant Calendar – COMING SOON

Parks with Pools

Notice: City of Fresno pools are closed for the 2023 season. Please check back in may/June 2024 for opening dates and operational hours. Thank you.

The City of Fresno Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department offers two types of pools for public use:

Standard Pools

Depth ranges from 4 to 10 ft. Participants must be a minimum of 3 years of age; at least 3 feet tall and potty trained. NO FLOTATION DEVICES, POOL TOYS and/or SWIM DIAPERS.

Standard Pool Locations:

Frank H. Ball Pool

760 Mayor St. (Ventura & A St)
Recreation swimming open to the public
Monday through Sunday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bus Route: 32

Mary Ella Brown Pool

1350 E. Annadale (Elm & Annadale)
Recreation swimming open to the public
Bus Route: 32

Mosqueda Pool

4670 E. Butler (Maple & Butler)
Recreation swimming open to the public
Bus Route: 26 & 28

Learner Pools

Depth ranges from 2 ½ to 5 ft. and participants must be 5 years old, but not older than 12 years old, and at least 3 feet tall. NO FLOTATION DEVICES, POOL TOYS and/or SWIM DIAPERS.

Learner Pool Locations:

Einstein Park – 3566 E. Dakota Ave. (On Dakota, between Millbrook & First)
Fink White Park – 535 S. Trinity (Hwy 180 & Trinity)
Pinedale Community Center – 7170 N. San Pablo (Herndon & San Pablo)
Quigley Neighborhood Park – 808 W. Dakota (Fruit & Dakota)
Romain Neighborhood Park – 745 N. First (First & Belmont)

Regional Sports Complex

Layout of an park

The Regional Sports Complex is 110 acres of baseball, softball and soccer dream land. The park, which was developed from a land fill, is environmentally conscious and regularly monitored for methane gas.

It features 9 soccer/footballs fields, two of which are championship size and lit, 6 lit softball/baseball fields, picnic benches, a vert ramp, restrooms and concession building.

The Regional Sports Complex is located on Jensen and West at 1707 W. Jensen Ave. . Daily park entry fees are $5 per vehicle or $3 per vehicle in which a senior citizen (age 65 or older) is a passenger or driver. Due to higher demand, entry fees on holidays will be $7 per vehicle.

**Holiday rate applies to the following holidays: Easter, Cinco de Mayo (closest weekend), Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.**

Park entrance fee shall be waived for motor vehicles displaying a valid disabled person placard.

For more information Call (559) 621-PLAY (7529)

  • Features:
  • Lighted Softball Fields 6
  • Children’s Play Area 1
  • Football/ Soccer Fields 9
  • Parking Lots 8
  • Picnic Tables 43
  • Restrooms 2

Regional Sports Complex Map

Regional Sports Complex
1707 W. Jensen
Fresno CA 93706

Rotary Amphitheater at Woodward Park


The Rotary Amphitheater is Fresno’s premier amphitheater in a unique and intimate outdoor setting. The theater is situated in Woodward Park, a 300-acre facility located on the south bank of the San Joaquin River between Highway 41 and Friant Road. It is nestled within lakes, streams, trees and trails and comfortably seats 3,500 people in orchestral, plaza and terraced lawn areas in continuation of the Greek open amphitheater tradition. Many patrons are surprised by the intimacy of the theater and how close all of the seats are to the stage.

Plenty of parking is reserved for Rotary Amphitheater patrons next to the venue. No outside food and beverages may be brought into the venue and all shows are produced rain or shine. The amphitheater now features a beautiful shade structure that reduces the ambient temperature in the seating area about twenty or more degrees and shelters patrons from about 70% of any rain drops!

The amphitheater has hosted such nationally renown stars of contemporary jazz as Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Richard Elliot, Boney James, Michale Lington, The Philippe Saisse Trio, The Jeanette Harris Band and the Pete Escovedo Orchestra. In addition, the amphitheater has hosted several country music stars and even comedy great Paul Rodriguez.

For Booking Information call (559) 621-2926

2016 Concert Schedule 

Woodward Park
7775 Friant Road
Fresno CA 93720


The City of Fresno, Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department offers several trails for the community to enjoy at their leisure. Check them out below and visit one for your next walk!

Lewis S. Eaton Trail

This trail begins on the Northwest corner of Woodward Park (Friant Road and Audubon Drive) and runs parallel to Friant Road. The trail is currently 4 miles long and provides convenient access to walking, running, cycling, horseback riding, wheelchair access, and nature observation along the San Joaquin River.

Parking: Woodward Park, North Gate Parking Lot
Bus Service: Route #30 (equipped with bike racks) stops at Audubon
Facilities: Drinking fountains and restrooms are located inside the park and 2 miles North on the trail.
Amenities: Benches, bridges, trees and beautiful scenery of the San Joaquin River, foothills and the Sierra Mountains.

Sugar Pine Trail

This trail begins at Fresno Street and Nees Avenue and runs along Friant Road to Shepherd, then East to Willow. The trail then continues South along Willow and runs Southeast in the City of Clovis. The trail is paved and includes over 4,400 trees planted by 3,000 volunteers setting a Guinness World Record! The trail offers a mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees so there will always be something to see for the many joggers, bikers, and families just strolling along.

Access: The trail is accessible for cycling, running, walking, rollerblading, horseback riding, and wheel chairs.
Amenities: Paved trail, benches and a large variety of trees.

Other Trails Around Fresno

Camp Pashayan Nature Trail

Wandering along the banks of the river, this trail takes you on a full loop of the park and adjacent ecological reserve.

Access: Camp Pashayan entrance gate ($2.00 entrance fee – open Saturday and Sunday, April through October).
Amenities: picnicking, fishing, boating and public restrooms are available. Also offered are canoe and kayak rentals.

Jensen Loop Trail

This trail ventures off the Lewis S. Eaton Trail onto the newly acquired Jensen River Ranch and down to the banks of the river. Parking and access to the trail can be found on the Northeast side of Woodward Park.

Blossom Trail

This 62 mile self-guided motor or bicycle tour through California’s heartland was created by the Fresno Chamber Blossom Trail Committee to celebrate and feature the natural beauty of Fresno County’s agriculture and historical points of interest. Panoramas of orchards full of fruit trees alive with fragrance and bursting with blossoms awaits you. Enjoy the peak period for visiting the Blossom Trail in late February through March. Beyond March, tourists can still view the many beautiful wildflowers that bloom into June.
Barbecues are available.

Directions – Lions Den (Neighborhood) Park, 4650 N. Marks, Fresno 93705
Located in Northwest Fresno on the corner of Marks and Emerson Avenues next to Slater Elementary School between Shaw and Ashlan Avenues.

Woodward Park

The late Ralph Woodward, a long-time Fresno resident, bequeathed the major portion of his estate in 1968 to provide a regional park and bird sanctuary in Northeast Fresno on the South bank of the San Joaquin River between Highway 41 and Friant Road. The initial 235 acres, combined with additional acres acquired later by the City brings the park to an amazing 300 acres. Now packed with amenities, Woodward Park is the only Regional Park of its size in the Central Valley.

Park Hours and Entrance Fees: 

The park is open April through October, 7am to 10pm and November through March, 7am to 7pm. Daily park entry fees are $5 per vehicle or $3 per vehicle in which a senior citizen (age 65 or older) is a passenger or driver. Due to higher demand, entry fees on holidays will be $7 per vehicle.

**Holiday rate applies to the following holidays: Easter, Cinco de Mayo (closest weekend), Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.**

Park entrance fee shall be waived for motor vehicles displaying a valid disabled person placard.


The Southeast corner of the park harbors numerous bird species offering bird enthusiasts an excellent opportunity for viewing. The park has a multi-use amphitheatre that seats up to 2,500 people (to reserve, call (559) 621-2900), authentic Japanese Garden, fenced dog park, exercise par course, three children’s playgrounds, a lake, 3 small ponds, 7 picnic areas (with barbecues, electricity and water fountains) and five miles of multipurpose trails that are part of the San Joaquin River Parkway’s Lewis S. Eaton Trail. When complete, the Lewis S. Eaton trail system will cover 22 miles between Highway 99 and Friant Dam. The park also has many uncovered picnic tables that are available on a first come, first-served basis!

There are six large shelters throughout the park, each with 7 tables seating 25-30 people per table accommodating a maximum of 210 people for the entire shelter. These tables may be reserved for the entire day (7am to 10pm) for $30 each.

Additionally, a seventh shelter, the Gazebo, has 6 tables accommodating a maximum 60 people for the entire shelter. The Gazebo may be reserved for the entire day at $90.

Wedding Reservations at Woodward Park:
Reservations are available for weddings and/or photos in the Redwood Glen Area, south of the Japanese Garden parking lot. This is a small open grass area bordered by redwoods. A permit is required for use. This area may be reserved for 6 hours per day, per customer and costs $50 for a permit. Times available for use are 7am-1pm, or 1pm to 7pm. Reservations can be made online at PARCS Online or by calling (559) 621-2900.

Weddings are also held within the beautiful Shinzen Japanese Garden. Please contact (559) 840-1264 Ext. 2 for reservations or more information.

Photographers may take photos in the Shinzen Japanese Gardens for weddings, or other events such as graduations, family pictures, Quinceaneras, etc. Please call (559) 840-1264 Ext. 2 to schedule your photo shoot.

Woodward Park Map 

Woodward Park
7775 Friant Road
Fresno CA 93720