Facilities and Venues

River Center

11605 Old Friant Rd., Fresno, CA 93730

About River Center

The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, Inc is open for conference Center rentals. Whatever event you may have like weddings, dinner parties, birthdays, conference meetings, or what not, our Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies can accommodate 200 guests for up to 3 hours on each package. You have the freedom to rent the whole grounds to make your affair private and exclusive, or just part of the Coke Hallowell Center for a less formal gathering. Your options include:

Garden Areas - select areas

  • Up to 200 guests
  • Evening events may require additional lighting
  • River Center and River Store may be open for an additional fee
  • Services include:
    • Exclusive use of the area you have reserved
    • Shared public use of other grounds, parking area and restrooms
  • Daytime Garden Events Available:
    • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Pricing: $450 flate rate, up to 3 hours; $75 for each additional hour
  • Evening Garden Events Available:
    • Monday-Friday, 5pm to 10 p.m. 
    • Saturday-Sunday 3p.m. to 10 p.m.
    • Pricing: 
      • $600 flat rate, up to 3 hours; 
      • $100 for each additional hour
      • With Ranch House included to the above rates: 
        • Additional $150 flat rate up to 3 hours; 
  • Please note: your rental timeframe must include your event set-up and take-down

Conference Room Facilities- for meetings, seminars, staff retreats
  • Choice between: 
    • East Fresno Rotary Conference room, Historic Ranch House- 18 guests
    • Conference Room, Headquarters- 24 guests with space for additional seating 
  • Services
    • Catering Kitchen in the Peters Pavilion
    • Audio/Visual Equipment and WiFi 
  • Available:
    • Ranch House: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Headquarters: as above and also available on weekends 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Pricing:
    • $300 for up to 3 hours
    • $50 per hour for each additional hour
The fine print
  • All rentals require $150 cleaning deposit. 
River Parkway Trust members receive a 10% discount on the rental fees. Some event equipment is also available for rental for additional fees. Please ask for a list.


Dates will be confirmed upon receipt of one-half payment of the basic rental fee and all signed rental agreement. Final payment of the basic fee, cleaning deposit, and proof of insurance must be received 30 days prior to the date of the event. Pricing is subject to change. For more information please call (559)248-8480 or visit us online at www.riverparkway.org

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Last Updated: 09-Aug-2016 11:40 AM
Classified Under: Facilities and Venues, Meeting Planner Facilities and Venues, Meetings, Weddings and Reunions (For Meeting Planners)
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