Woodward Park (Fresno)

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Woodward Park is a public park located in Fresno, California, abutting the San Joaquin River. It is the largest of the three major public parks in the Fresno area . Ralph Woodward donated the majority of the land for the park in 1968.[1] The CIF Cross Country State Championships are hosted here every November.

In addition to the Cross Country State Championships, Woodward Park also plays host to the Woodward Shakespeare Festival - for Shakespeare in the Park. The performances take place on the WSF Stage near the Friant/Fort Washington Entrance, and showcase a number of familiar titles. The company has held over 311 performances in the park and is currently in their 11th season.


Coordinates: 36°52′15″N 119°47′04″W / 36.8708°N 119.7845°W / 36.8708; -119.7845