Woodward Regional Park

Woodward Regional Park, Fresno: Hours, Address, Woodward Regional Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Woodward Regional Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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jenniealee
Mesa, AZ2,438 contributions
$5 to get in
May 2021
I enjoyed wandering around the park taking photos of the trees and wildlife. There are many ramadas and restroom areas located throughout the park. Also, there is a bike (BMX) area. I did not see a food or cafe area. The Japanese Gardens are located inside the park but you have to pay extra to get in.
Written 25 May 2021
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Deborah "Little Miss D"
Fresno, CA18 contributions
Peaceful
Sep 2020
Love returning for the peace of the place, been there many times over the years, MISSING Shakespeare in the park!!!!!! I love woodward!
Written 14 January 2021
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Derek D
New Jersey26 contributions
The greatest part of living in Fresno.
Mar 2020 • Solo
We moved here from the East Coast, so topping my last running park which feature the statue of liberty and new York skylines is difficult, I also lived in Chicago and still believe lakeshore drive is the best running path in the nation. However, Woodward Park is an amazing, curvy, up and down, soft and activity filled park I'm very happy to be near. I have a 6 mile, 7 mile and 8 mile loop depending in trails, or I run up Friant for my long 15-17 miles paths. Everytime I run through Woodward I see potential. It could host operas. It has BMX tracks, Frisbee golf, lakes, fishing, and tons of fun hills and bike paths for kids. I truly love the place and am always happy to see it clean and maintained as it is. The fact Central Park cost $0 and this (if driving in) cost $5 at first seemed insane to me. However if I had a family and brought a backpack of food, $5 to keep the kids entertained for 12 hours with something new to do every time they get bored is money well spent. As long as we live in Fresno, I'll always be thankful for this park, occasionally pick up trash.

Big warning. Read this part. Bathrooms. Gross. They are not flushing toliet, there is no seat. It is a hole in the ground, no sink, no nothing. So, be prepared for that. I rarely have to use the bathrooms because I'm usually running through, but in the occasions I have, lord are they gross. So avoid if at all possible. Leave the park, walk to a restaurant. Get a margarita. Use any bathroom besides the ones in the park.
Written 10 March 2020
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jyb0099
Camberley, UK66 contributions
Beautiful in the Fall
Dec 2019 • Couples
I visited this Park during a recent trip to Fresno and it was a lovely surprise to come across such a lovely spot on the edge of Fresno. I wasn’t expecting it to be do expansive - with lakes, picnic areas, play areas for the kids, a dog park and amazing views of the snow covered mountains in the distance.
There is also access to a walk/cycle route into the Central Valley itself. The Japanese Garden was closed the day we visited but there was plenty of other areas to explore.
$5 entry fee but don’t be put off - the facilities are good and it’s well worth a small charge.
Written 11 December 2019
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Eliot C
Burlington, MA149 contributions
Woodward Regional Park
Nov 2019
A pleasant park with many sports activities. The highlights were the Japanese Garden and all of the birds in the pond. There were hundreds including coots, wood ducks, cormorants, and geese. A fine place to spend a few hours.
Written 8 December 2019
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Alok K
Fresno, CA4 contributions
Great place
Oct 2019 • Friends
Very safe, friendly, nicely located. Scenic, lots of outdoor activity for running, biking, walking. Great amphitheatre. Sky is limit.
Written 19 October 2019
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Norm G
Fresno, CA342 contributions
Great Walking Trails
Oct 2019
Today I walked through the park to the connected Jensen River Ranch trail, and enjoyed a view of the San Joaquin River. Many people park in Ft. Washington shopping center and walk into the park for free.

Woodward Park ($5 entry) offers a great variety of trails for every purpose. There is something for everyone. Walking the dog (there's a specific area, plus leashed dogs are welcome everywhere); bicycling; horseback riding; strolling in the Japanese Shinzen Garden (extra admission) or the Art of Life Healing Garden. There is a concert venue, and there are picnic shelters you can reserve.
Written 14 October 2019
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FresnoFamily2015
Fresno, CA25 contributions
Such a family friendly park
Sep 2019 • Couples
My husband and I ride bikes almost every weekend often starting out by riding through Woodward Park. No matter the season, the time of day, the weather...there are always runners, walkers, cyclists, families with strollers all out enjoying the park. They are on the bike path, enjoying picnics, strolling through the Japanese garden, feeding the ducks... When it’s super hot, everyone is there EARLY. When it cools off, it is even more popular. Such a community treasure!
Written 22 September 2019
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Beth
34 contributions
Rented bikes nearby and rode around
Jun 2019 • Friends
That was fun and beautiful to ride the rented ebikes was a great equalizer for those of us non serious bike riders.
Written 3 September 2019
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glofromfresno
Fresno, CA9 contributions
Beautiful gardens and very relaxing
Aug 2019
I've been to Woodward Park many times for concerts, plays, walking the trails and having picnics in the park. The park is clean and very large so that you don't feel crowded. Except perhaps on Easter Sunday.
Written 3 September 2019
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