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Fresno, California: Storyland and Playland

Opened in 1962, a public park fantasyland for kids that was the vision of Dr. Joe Logan, president of the North Fresno Rotary Club. Storyland currently open weekends only; Playland is closed for restoration.

890 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA
In Roeding Park. Entrance on the north side of W. Belmont Ave. just east of Hwy 99/Golden State Hwy.
Storyland open weekends; Adults must be accompanied by child. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Storyland - Child-Free Adults Unwelcome

Important tip! They do not allow you in without children, I wanted to swing by on a road trip after seeing Storyland on this website and recognizing it from pictures of my mom as a child. I thought it would be cool to take a few pictures, but after paying a non-refundable $5 to get into the parking lot I got to the admissions booth and was asked "do you have kids?" I responded no, and was told I could not go in. So make sure you're having a family road trip if you stop here, and since it's not posted on their website anywhere I'm not sure how young your "kids" must be to pass muster.

[Shawna, 03/17/2017]

Humpty Dumpty.

Rotary Storyland and Playland

Rotary Storyland is a garden where fairy tales are brought to life. Explore a castle and see the Three Pigs' house. Playland offers rides for kids such as a merry-go-round and Ferris wheel, and a splash park that is open free to the public during operating hours.

[caltonia, 01/06/2013]

Storyland opened in 1962, a public park fantasy world that was the vision of Dr. Joe Logan, president of the North Fresno Rotary Club. March 2018: Photo added.

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