Projects

Welcome to the PARCS Capital Projects page. Our team provides critical services to maintain existing and create new parks throughout the City of Fresno. We manage the lifecycle repair and replacement, master planning, design, and construction of more than 100 park’s capital projects.

A capital project is a long-term project to build, improve, maintain, or develop a physical resource. This type of project also requires a significant and consistent flow of financial investment. Whether we are building new facilities or making significant, long-term renewal improvements to existing facilities, we want to ensure you are a part of the conversation.

On this website, you can stay informed of the active projects within our pipeline and will be informed of the next community outreach opportunity.

We take community feedback seriously and encourage you to join us at our upcoming events. For more information, feel free to email [email protected].

Milburn Overlook Rehabilitation Project

Milburn-Overlook

The Fresno Milburn Overlook is located on the northeast corner of Alluvial and Milburn, within the Bullard Community Plan and at the edge of the San Joaquin River parkway bluff. The property is approximately 0.6 acres – of which, more than 20% of it is a parking lot. The remaining property is overgrown landscaping. Through extensive community feedback, PARCS understands that serious redesign is required to reactivate the location to bring positive activity back to the site.  We have also heard from the public the need for access improvement near or around the project site. PARCS will work with the Public Works Department to analyze and consider suggestions we have heard.  

Construction expected to begin early 2025. 

Designer: O’Dell Engineering Group 

Project Status:  Design Phase 

Outreach Events:

September 6, 2023 | Presentation
November 15, 2023 | Presentation

Senior Activity Center 

Senior Center

The new citywide Senior Activity Center and neighboring affordable housing development for seniors will be located on Blackstone and E. Holland Ave. It will include innovative and modern facilities with unique-to-Fresno features for the City of Fresno’s diverse senior populations. Our goal is to provide the City of Fresno an attractive, functional, timeless design that prioritizes accessibility. The Fresno Senior Activity Center has been designed to provide a comfortable and supportive environment for older adults.  This project will foster an active and engaged lifestyle for seniors, while offering various services and amenities to meet their unique needs. For more information, visit the Senior Activity Center Portal here.

Construction expected to begin winter 2024.  

Designer: Integrated Community Development  

Project Status: Design Phase 

Outreach Events: 

Phase 1 (Site Features and Activities) Presentation 

  • July 18, 2023 
  • July 19, 2023 
  • July 25, 2023 
  • July 27, 2023 
  • August 1, 2023 
  • August 2, 2023 
  • August 8, 2023 
  • August 15, 2023 
  • August 17, 2023 

Phase 2 (Concepts) 

  • Presentation 
  • November 7, 2023 

Pop Ups | 10-12 PM 

  • 11/7/23 
  • 11/8/23 
  • 11/14/23 
  • 11/15/23 
  • 12/5/23 
  • 12/7/23 
  • 12/8/23 
  • 12/13/23 

Phase 3 (Schematic Design) 

  • Announcing soon! 

South Peach Park 

South-Peach-Park

The PARCS department is developing a new 49-acre park, responding to years of community feedback calling for more green spaces and activity areas for the youth and families of Southeast Fresno. Because of the size of the project, it has been divided into three phases – with Phase 1 funded with the help of American Rescue Plan Act funding. Phase 1 will include a play structure, restroom, picnic plaza, and new-to-PARCS synthetic grass soccer and field hockey field.  

Construction is expected to begin in winter 2024. 

Designer: Blair Church and Flynn 

Project Status: Design

Outreach Events 

  • February 7, 2023 | Presentation not available. 

West Fresno Community Center Planning Project

The West Fresno Community Centers Planning (WFCCP) Project will develop new visions for the Frank H. Ball (FHB), Mary Ella Brown (MEB), Maxie L. Parks (Maxie) and Sunset Community Centers.  

Accessible, diverse, and equitable community programming impacts citizens’ mental, social and physical health. And the City of Fresno aims to create spaces where community members feel comfortable gathering with family, friends and neighbors to socialize, learn and grow together.  

To understand what the public’s priorities for these locations are, a public input period will extend through the first half of 2024. City staff will then evaluate the feedback and develop plans and timelines for any program changes and facilities improvements.  

Master plan concepts are expected to be completed by January 2025.  


Designer: NJA Architects 

Project Status: Initiation 


Outreach Events 

West Fresno Community Center Planning Project Meeting# 1 

  • What: Community Input Session 
  • Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2024 
  • Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm 

Address: 

Maxie L. Parks Center Gymnasium 
1802 E California Ave 
Fresno, CA 93706 

To learn more, visit www.imaginewfcc.org.

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Frank-H-Ball
Mary-Ella Brown
Mary-Ella Brown
Maxie L. Parks
Maxie L. Parks
Sunset
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New Sports Courts

 The PARCS department is excited to bring new sports courts to the PARCS system with the development of several pickleball, multi-sport, and futsal courts throughout the City. 


Vinland Park – Dedicated Pickleball and Futsal Courts

Vinland-Park-Sports-Courts

The City is planning to build 4 new dedicated pickleball courts, and 1 new futsal court directly to the north of the existing multi-sport (pickleball, tennis, and volleyball) courts at Vinland Park. 

Construction expected to begin late 2024. 

Designer: QK, Inc. 

Project Status: Design Phase 


Rotary East Park – Dedicated Pickleball Courts

Rotary-East-Park-Pickleball

 The City is planning to build 8 new dedicated pickleball courts directly to the north of the existing multi-sport (pickleball and tennis) courts at Rotary East Park. 

Construction expected to begin late 2024. 

Designer: QK, Inc. 

Project Status: Design Phase 


Roeding Park – Pickleball and Multi-Sport Courts 

Roeding Concept 1
Roeding Concept 2

The City is planning to repurpose the 3 north-most tennis courts at Roeding Park to multi-sport (basketball and futsal) courts and pickleball courts. 

Construction expected to begin spring/summer 2025. 

Designer: QK, Inc. 

Project Status: Design Phase 


Woodward Park – Pickleball Complex 

Woodward Concept 1

Woodward Concept 2

The City is planning to build a new pickleball complex near the BMX and Disc Golf facilities at Woodward Park. The project will be master planned with construction phasing recommendations. 

Design expected to be complete by fall/winter 2024. Construction date to be determined as funding becomes available. 

Designer: QK, Inc. 

Project Status: Design Phase 


Outreach Events: