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Shinzen Japanese Garden

114 West Audubon Drive


The purpose of this Corporation shall be to aid and assist in the development, maintenance, operation, expansion, protection and preservation of a Japanese Garden situated within the boundaries of Woodward Park, a regional park owned by the City of Fresno, California.  The Corporation shall be empowered to enter into, modify, amend and terminate such contracts, agreements, memoranda of understanding, leases or other undertakings  with the City of Fresno concerning the Japanese Garden and its operations, as shall be in the discretion of the Board of Directors, determined to be in the best interest of the Corporation and in furtherance of this purpose.



Omar Murcia

Sunday, May 13, 2018
A beautiful and peaceful environment with lovely scenery and babbling Brooks and the view of the lake is fantastic. The free roaming peacocks are graceful and the koi fish are a sight to see. Try not to go during graduation or senior prom time because the garden will be extremely full of students which make it hard to enjoy the sights as everyone is trying to take professional photos in their tuxedos and prom dresses and will not let you walk freely. Keep in mind that you do have to pay for entry into the park which is separate from the entry fee for the garden, also the Shin-zen garden only takes CASH and no credit cards or debt cards are accepted. The garden is not very large as I was done with the whole tour under 2 hours, still its and wonderful experience so see...

Mr Moore

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Gotta see this place if you like nature.. They have a huge kio pond loaded with fish and a I seen a 15lb Bass lurking under the bridge. During spring/fall they have a bonsai section which is amazing to see. The people there are friendly and will answer any questions. Great spot to unwind and recharge with nature and beauty at the forefront. There is a small fee to get in plus parking fee at the front gate. I think fall is the best time to see the colors reflecting off the water. Try it Mikey you will like it!

C Waller

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Beautiful garden. Great place to take photos. The peacock put on an impromptu show. Eating is allowed in the dedicated picnic area only, NOT in the gardens.

Rachael Myers

Thursday, May 24, 2018
It is a place filled with flowers and pea fowl. A sense of peace and calm pervades the area. Early mornings are usually cool and not crowded.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018
it was cheap to enter. nice things to see. they only have a certain time and day that u can feed the koy fishes, in which i do not know when.

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