The River Center: A Center of Activity for people who care about the River

11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730
Just 10 minutes East from the Highway 41 Friant Road exit.
A facility of the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust Deeded to the community by Vulcan Materials Company April 2001
Grounds open daily 9am-5pm.
Historic Ranch House open Saturday-Sunday, 10am-3pm. 
Entry is free; donations are encouraged.
Call (559) 248-8480 for more information.

At the River Center you can connect with the culture and natural history of the San Joaquin River through art and educational exhibits, programs and activities, gardens and links to pedestrian and bike trails.  There is something for everyone at the River Center. Programs like storytelling, river-inspired art workshops, readings by local authors, gardening classes and kids' crafts keep the place bustling with activity year-round.  The River Center has a restored 1890's ranch house, rose garden, orchard, vineyard and picnic area. The grounds and historic ranch house are available to rent for business meetings.

Visit the River Store in the Welcome Center to purchase unique gifts. (Store open 10am-3pm, Saturday and Sunday). A portion of all sales benefits the work of the River Parkway Trust.

To learn more about the programs, exhibits and activities offered at the River Center, click through the links on the River Center Menu above.

Trail Staging 

The proximity of the River Center to the Lewis S. Eaton Trail makes it an ideal trail staging area for walks, bicycling, or horseback riding. Ample parking is available. Other amenities include drinking fountains, clean restrooms, and picnic tables.

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