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Inspiration Park

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Written by: Mannie Camarena

Last month my sons and I were in desperate need of some sun and a “run-free” zone with lots of space. As most children do when they’re excited for a three day weekend, my kids were running around the house and bouncing off of every wall they could find. I knew just where to take them…Inspiration Park!

Inspiration Park is located in Northwest Fresno and is the first universally accessible park in Central California. The park offers a wide range of activities for all ages and abilities. It features a variety of sports, recreation areas, and a playground with low incline ramps. The swings are wheelchair accessible and the basketball hoops are adjustable to any skill and age level!

Our Day at the Park
Our first stop was the telescope at Lookout Mountain, and then we headed over to the windpipes to make music. The kiddos got a kick out of the different sounds they were able to achieve.

Some of the other areas we visited were the hydraulic elevator, the various different slides, and the aero glider. If you’re wondering what an aero glider is, just imagine a pirate ship on rockets. Once you have enough momentum you should really hold on!

There are just so many activities to enjoy at Inspiration Park and it’s the perfect recreation spot for all seasons. During the summer months kids can enjoy the Splash Pad. Be sure to bring your sunscreen though!

Serving the Community and Neighborhoods
The park has a community center which is managed by the on-site Boys and Girls Club and free lunch is provided to children during the summer season. I love the community center because it serves as a wonderful haven for our community and neighborhoods.

If you’ve never visited Inspiration Park, I strongly encourage you to make plans for your family to visit. I guarantee there is no better place to roam free.

The address of Inspiration Park is 5770 W. Gettysburg Ave. Try to avoid driving during peak times and if you happen to see me and my three boys, stop and say, “hi!”

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