One of the happiest places in Fresno is back in business. Storyland re-opened Friday morning, roughly six months after closing due to a lack of funding. The Fresno park was able to re-open due to half a million dollars of community support.
Friday young and old got to see that Storyland underwent a major makeover. The paint is shiny new, the trees look healthy again and the landscape has a fresh coat of bark. The train is also running again.
Dominique Martinez brought her girls and made it a fun day. “It was something not expensive. The kids enjoy it. I thought they would like story time which they did. It’s just really low cost entertainment.”
Storyland has been a fixture in Fresno since 1957. Susan Manuel remembers it then and couldn’t wait to share it with her granddaughter now. “She’s not even three yet but it’s just magical for her and you can see that in her face and her smiles.”
The creek is running again and the walkways thru the park are ADA compliant. The castle has a fresh coat of paint and for young and old the magic has returned to Storyland.