Cities, towns, streets, all things in a community change with time. It is not because one part of a city is less important than another part of a city. It is because cities are a growing and thriving entity. Businesses move in or expand, and people move toward those businesses to make working there easier. Small businesses cannot always compete with larger companies, and they close shop and begin again elsewhere. Children grow up and leave for college and then follow their dreams, wherever that may take them.
When you ask someone where the best part of Fresno is you are probably going to hear:
- Central Fresno
- Hoover Fresno High Roeding
- Woodward Park
That is because these areas are in their growing days. It is just their season. But not one of these areas is more valuable than any other on or off this list. Fresno respects and cares for all its communities. This is evident when you go to the city’s website and look for parks, restaurants, hotels, and community centers. Below you will find a list of community centers that are found in the beautiful city of Fresno. Some of them have been around a long time. They have given many citizens education, hope, fun, and encouragement. Some are new, and the city will push to ensure they follow in the footsteps of those before them. Fresno is proud of all their communities.
It is not the buildings or the streets that make a community. It is the people. People gather at these centers for many reasons. Here are just a few of them:
- To learn about our culture and other people’s cultures
- Some offer aquatics for anything from swimming lessons for children to water aerobics for seniors.
- Youth camps to allow our youth to experience and expand their vision of the world
- Sports for children and adults
- Special events such as plays, concerts, displays, and holiday events
- Group trips to other cities so we can all grow as a community and as people
We sincerely hope you will reach out to these wonderful centers. There is always something going on. If you do not see anything you want to try or learn, maybe there is something you can teach. Maybe you can spark something in a young person that will help them to become who they were meant to be.
Dickey Youth Development Center, 1515 E. Divisadero Street
Einstein Neighborhood Center, 3566 E. Dakota Avenue
El Dorado Neighborhood Center, 1343 E. Barstow Avenue
Fink-White Neighborhood Center, 535 S. Trinity Street
Frank H. Ball Neighborhood Center, 760 Mayor Avenue
Highway City Neighborhood Center, 5140 N. State Street
Holmes Neighborhood Center, 212 S. First Street
Lafayette Neighborhood Center, 1516 E. Princeton Avenue
Mary Ella Brown Community Center, 1350 E. Annadale Avenue
Melody Neighborhood Center, 5935 E. Shields Avenue
Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler Avenue
Pinedale Community Center, 7170 N. San Pablo Avenue
Quigley Neighborhood Center, 808 W. Dakota Avenue
Romain Neighborhood Center, 745 N. First Street
Sunset Neighborhood Center, 1345 W. Eden Avenue
Ted C. Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo Avenue