THE WSF STAGE
Summer performances take place on the WSF Stage in the North-east 12 Acres inside the Friant/Fort Washington entrance of Woodward Park in Fresno, California (7775 Friant Road, Fresno, Ca, 93720). The area is a cool, grassy meadow, with trees offering shade from the Fresno sun.
WSF provides seating on a reserved (paid) or first-come first-served (free) basis. Patrons are welcome to bring their own chairs and claim any space they like in the Meadow. Bring a picnic to enjoy before the show. Dogs on leashes and bikes are welcome.
Please note that we are no longer in the location by the Zen Garden listed as “Shakespeare in the Park." Woodward Park is open April through October, 6am to 10pm. Admission per vehicle is $5.00.
ABOUT WOODWARD PARK
The late Ralph Woodward, a long-time Fresno resident, bequeathed the major portion of his estate in 1968 to provide a regional park and bird sanctuary in Northeast Fresno on the South bank of the San Joaquin River between Highway 41 and Friant Road.
The initial 235 acres, combined with additional acres acquired later by the City brings the park to an amazing 300 acres. Now packed with amenities, Woodward Park is the only Regional Park of its size in the Central Valley.
The Southeast corner of the park harbors numerous bird species offering bird enthusiasts an excellent opportunity for viewing. The park has a multi-use amphitheatre, authentic Japanese Garden, fenced dog park, two-mile equestrian trail, exercise par course, three children’s playgrounds, a lake, 3 small ponds, 7 picnic areas (with barbecues, electricity and water fountains) and many uncovered picnic tables that are available on a first come, first-served basis.