With a population of over half a million, Fresno can lay claim to being one of the five largest cities in California, but its size also means that peace and quiet can be hard to come by. Luckily the parks dotted around the city provide some much-needed relief for those wishing to escape the urban sprawl. Here are The Culture Trip’s picks of the best parks Fresno has to offer.
Woodward Regional Park
At 300 acres, Woodward Regional Park is the largest regional park in California’s Central Valley. Among its attractions are a bird sanctuary, a large lake, three ponds, a fenced-in dog park, a Japanese garden, a BMX track, and a 2,500-seat amphitheater. There is truly something for everyone here at this park situated at the northern edge of Fresno, with multiple picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, and amenities provided for visitors and their families. If you’re a fan of outdoor theater, make sure your visit coincides with the Woodward Shakespeare Festival held every summer. Address & telephone number: 7775 N Friant Rd, Fresno, CA, +1 559-621-2900