The District operates 150+ stormwater basins to capture and control stormwater and urban runoff in the Fresno/Clovis area. The basins also help recharge our community’s groundwater aquifer. Recreation is yet another use of public land at 23 of these stormwater basins. Some are simply open green space, others have play equipment, baseball diamonds, or soccer fields. Two, Sloan Johnson Oso de Oro Lake Park and Trolley Creek Park, are award-winning parks designed to be fully accessible by visitors of varying physical abilities. They offer pavilion reservations for small events.
Most park sites are open during the dry season, when the basins aren’t doing their main job of controlling stormwater. Typically, they are open from April 1 through October 1, when storms are not expected. A handful are open year-round, including Sloan Johnson Oso de Oro and Trolley Creek Park. Find a basin park near you.