Parks in Fresno and Clovis
The primary function of District stormwater basins is capture and control of stormwater and urban runoff. However, to the maximum extent possible, basins are designed and developed for secondary public uses. These secondary uses are groundwater replenishment (recharge) and recreation uses.
There are presently 24 parks in Fresno and Clovis used jointly for recreation. Some are simply open green space, others have play equipment, baseball diamonds, or soccer fields, and two are award-winning parks designed to be fully accessible by visitors of varying physical abilities.
- Basin 1E Park, Ashlan west of Fowler Avenue – Features a play area, barbecues, benches and picnic tables on about 1/3 of an acre. View photos of the grand opening, Labor Day, 2006.
- Basin S Park, Ashlan and Minnewawa Avenues –A 2.3-acre park adjacent to an 18-acre stormwater basins, with wildlife viewing stations, a covered picnic pavilion with barbecues, picnic tables, and play structure, and lots of open space. View photos of the grand opening on June 4, 2005.
- Basin XX, Hughes south of McKinley – South of Jane Addams Elementary School. Approximately 6 acres of the 13.44-acres basin have been developed to provide soccer goals and a softball diamond. Work was done in coordination with City of Fresno Parks Department and FUSD.
- Basin CN/Harry Goorabian Park
Planning, construction, and funding of this facility was undertaken by the River Park Little League, with major sponsorship from the Zabelle Karahadian Goorabian Foundation. It is a state-of-the-art little league park with four baseball diamonds and a clubhouse located inside of a functioning stormwater basin east of Fresno Street, and south of Alluvial behind Kaiser Hospital.