A lake, ducks, geese, and Bach’s Prelude no. 1 from the Well Tempered Clavier…..
Backdrop: Oso De Oro Park in Fresno, California.
Producers and photographers, Shirley Kirsten and Aviva Kirsten
Capturing nature’s flow with a hand held video camera.
Oso de Oro Park
Sloan Johnson Oso de Oro Lake Park
“Since opening in June 1995, Sloan Johnson Oso de Oro Lake Park has been the recipient of National and State awards for innovation and design excellence. It was also the model for the District’s newest park, Trolley Creek Park in southeast Fresno.
“This nine-acre site combines its primary function of storm water retention with secondary functions of groundwater recharge and recreation. Nearly all construction costs were provided by private donations.
“This park with an early California theme is located in Northwest Fresno. Visitors will be greeted by a Margaret Hudson California Grizzly Bear sculpture at the park entrance. Because the park is an excavated storm water retention basin, its features are arrayed at three different elevations. The park’s upper street level tier provides year round recreation, and features include picnic pavilions, little and big kids’ play areas, swings, and other old California-themed play areas. The middle tier has an open turf play area, a wheelchair basketball court, and two interpretive mazes. The entire middle and upper tiers have wide, gently sloped walkways. The lower tier has a permanent lake, which provides storm water capture and groundwater recharge. Observation docks over the lake provide views of aquatic habitat and wildlife. Oso de Oro Lake Park is fully usable and not just accessible to children and adults with a broad range of disabilities. The park is also partially operated and maintained by individuals with varying disabilities.”