On-line ONLY park reservations for the pavilions at Trolley Creek Park and Oso de Oro Park are now available. Park reservations for the pavilions are no longer being accepted at the District office until further notice. Please note, the restrooms at Trolley Creek Park are open from 9am to 5:30pm.
August 13, 2021 – Both parks are once again open seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. This will be the schedule until further notice. Reservations are not yet available. Visitors are requested to mask up and maintain social distance to protect the health of others and themselves. Water fountains are back in use, and BBQ pits are available again.
Basin Parks in Fresno and Clovis
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.