Oso de Oro Park


Department Parks & Recreation
Council District District 2
Budget $550,000
Funding Source Grant
Estimated Start Date Spring 2018
Estimated Completion Date Fall 2018
Project Manager Bill Smith



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.

With the award of a $50,000 grant, there are major improvements planned for the park including a lighted play area so the park can be used more in the winter months.

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