Oso de Oro Park

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5550 N. Forkner, south of Bullard in Fresno

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Since opening in June 1995, Sloan Johnson Oso de Oro Lake Park has been the recipient of National and State awards for innovation and design excellence. It was also the model for the District’s Trolley Creek Park in southeast Fresno.

This nine-acre site combines its primary function of storm water retention with secondary functions of groundwater recharge and recreation. Nearly all construction costs were provided by private donations.

Park features include:

  • Full time park attendant
  • Two picnic pavilions, each with barbeques
  • Two main play structures
  • Unique play-safe matting around play structures
  • Raised sand play area
  • Raised grass area
  • Antique riverboat and mining town
  • Old fort and tunnel
  • Railroad trestle and mural walls
  • Interpretive maze for visually impaired visitors
  • Wheelchair basketball court
  • Open green space
  • Lake and docks