Enjoy the great trails
Woodward Park has more than 22 miles of trails with amazing scenery. You can hop on your bike and enjoy a cruise through the area or a walk amongst the many trails. The trails in the area are safe for the entire family to take a stroll and take in the scenery.
The Shinzen Garden
The Shinzen Garden is absolutely beautiful! It’s home to various sculptures and bonsai, creating a unique zen vibe. You can experience the serenity of the garden, complete with a large koi pond and the peaceful sound of water flowing over rocks. It is a favorite escape for many people in the Woodward Park community and throughout Fresno.
The Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater
The Woodward Park Rotary Amphitheater is an open-air venue with a seating capacity of 3,500. It hosts an eclectic mix of performances, making sure locals are entertained all year long. The performances sometimes include Latin, jazz, country and even orchestras.
Woodward Shakespeare Festival
Every summer, the Woodward Shakespeare Festival hosts theater performances in Woodward Park. This event typically runs from June through September. The performances range from classical works to Shakespearean plays. During the spring, the local library partners with the Shakespeare Festival to enlighten the community about the history and beauty of Shakespeare through performances, discussions, and readings.
The Woodward Park Regional Library
Designed by famed local architect, Arthur Dyson, this breathtaking library is a great place to get away and immerse yourself in literature, especially during those Fresno summer days. The space is something you must see for yourself, with its large open foyer and natural lighting – it’s definitely not your typical library!
If you’re an avid bird watcher, Woodward Park is a great place to view various types of bird species that congregate by the lake and river. It’s no wonder why Ralph Woodward donated this land to create a bird sanctuary!