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The 6 Best Parks in Clovis, CA

The 6 Best Parks in Clovis, CA

January 14th, 2021

The seniors at Carmel Village at Clovis will be the first to tell you that our wonderful city is full of fun things to do. Between dining, entertainment, shopping, and museums, it’d be easy to forget the city parks! 

When you’re ready to get outside and enjoy the California climate and gorgeous views of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, we’ve got a list of the best parks in Clovis for you to check out.

Clovis Botanical Garden

945 N Clovis Ave,
Clovis, CA 93611

One of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the city is the Clovis Botanical Garden. As a water-wise, nonprofit space, you can see many native species of plants and flowers in a carefully landscaped area here.

Make sure to check their website before visiting! The Botanical Garden is free, but it isn’t open to the public every day.

Bonus: Don’t miss Dry Creek Park right next to the Botanical Garden! This small city park offers covered pavilions and barbeque grills for a perfect outdoor picnic.

Gettysburg Park

2995 Burl Ave
Clovis, CA 93611

When it’s time to spend a fun day outdoors with the grandkids, Gettysburg Park is the place to go! Located right next to Gettysburg Elementary School, this park has playground equipment, a covered picnic area, drinking fountains, and restrooms.

San Gabriel Park

730 W San Gabriel Ave
Clovis, CA 93612

This shady, tree-filled spot is great for relaxing on those hot summer days. Whether you plan on lounging in the grass or enjoying a lunch with friends at the picnic tables, San Gabriel Park is the place for you.

Sierra Bicentennial Park

84 N Sunnyside Ave
Clovis, CA 93611

This park is for all the sports fans out there. Between the batting cages with rental equipment, soccer fields, basketball half courts, horseshoes pits, and volleyball courts, you’re bound to find something fun to do. 

And don’t miss the park’s beautiful autumnal foliage when the leaves start changing colors!

Railroad Park

805 N Peach Ave
Clovis, CA 93611

This park’s claim to fame is in the name: Railroad Park includes a section of the historic Fresno-Clovis Rail Trail. As the name suggests, this trail leads all the way to Fresno, with wide paths for walking, running, and biking.

Railroad Park itself is quite small, with only two playgrounds, but it’s a great starting point if you live in Clovis and want to take the Rail Trail down to Fresno!

Bob Belcher Dog Park

2158 E Alluvial Ave
Fresno, CA 93720

Despite the name, this park has nothing to do with the popular animated sitcom on FOX… but that doesn’t make it any less fun! This brand new dog park has playground equipment for dogs, such as ramps and jumping bars.

Soak up that California sun

We know that this isn’t a complete list of the parks in Clovis, but we’ve tried to include our favorites. The senior residents here at Carmel Village love getting out and enjoying our city parks when they get the chance.

If you’re looking for more fun things to do in Clovis, check out our guide to cafes in Old Town and the area map surrounding Carmel Village!

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