General Information

Contact Dept

  • Phone:
    (559) 600-4078
  • Fax:
    (559) 600-4548
  • Address:
    Mailing: 2220 Tulare Street, 6th floor
    Fresno, CA 93721
  • Permits & Zoning::
    (559) 600-4540 Annex Upper Level at "M" and Tulare
  • Surveyor:
    (559) 600-4022
  • New Permits & Zoning Fax:
    (559) 455-4700
  • Email Department

Public Works and Planning
 Courthouse Park     
              Fresno County Parks

         Courthouse Park

Courthouse Park, located in downtown Fresno, is the site of the Fresno County Courthouse and has been a site of community activity since the 1870s. Courthouse Park is home to many memorials and is host to many events.

Courthouse Park is connected to The Fulton Mall and Eaton Plaza by the Mariposa pedestrian mall. Information on a self-guided walking tour of Courthouse Park is available from the Fresno County Office of Tourisum.

Events At Courthouse Park 
Organizations can hold events at Courthouse Park. A Facility Use Permit can be filled out and mailed or more information can be obtained by calling (559) 600-3004. Please reference the Fresno County Code of Ordinaces, Title 13.20, Title 13 -Roads, Parks, Other Public Places.

Vehicle Parking and Transportation
Underground vehicle parking is available at Courthouse Park in Garage 4 for a fee. Free parking is available for prospective jurors. Courthouse Park is also home to the Fresno Area Express (FAX) bus station, providing convenient access from all parts of the city.


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From Highway 99 take the Fresno Street exit east to Van Ness Street. From Highway 41 take the Tulare Street exit, cross Fresno Street and turn west on Tulare Street to Van Ness Street.
1100 Van Ness Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721

 In 1872, the Central Pacific Railroad laid out the townsite of Fresno Station and railroad owners offered four blocks at Mariposa and "L" Streets for a site for a park and future courthouse. In 1874 the County seat moved to Fresno and has been the center of county government ever since.

Mailing Address:
County of Fresno
Resources/Parks Division
2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 600-3004 FAX: (559) 600-4552

 Day Use / Camping*

Avocado Lake

Choinumni Park*

Courthouse Park

Kearney Park

Laton-Kingston Park

Los Gatos Creek Park

Lost Lake Recreation Area*

Pine Flat Recreation Area*

Skaggs Bridge Park

Winton Park

 Fishing Access

Fairfax Fishing Access

Huron Fishing Access

Pine Flat Handicap Fishing Access

Three Rocks Fishing Access

 Undeveloped Parks

China Creek Park

Kings River Green Belt Park

Thornburn Access Park

 Other County Areas

County Cemetery

Liberty Cemetery

Shaver Lake Launch Ramp