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The River Parkway Trust is an organization dedicated to protecting the river and the surrounding lands. And to making the San Joaquin River Parkway available for education and recreation. Scientists, naturalists, volunteers, and students come here to protect and restore land, build trails, and learn about the river - including the incredible journey of the water cycle. 

Your gift of $50, $100 or more - sent right away - will help protect open space throughout the Parkway where children can learn to love the outdoors. Places where children can learn, discover, understand, and enjoy.  

Click here to read the River Parkway Trust's year end letter.

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Gift Certificates


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 River Camp Gift Certificate 
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The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust is firmly committed to protecting the privacy of our online visitors and all donors. We never sell, trade or lend your name or any information you provide to us. We will not send you mailings on behalf of another organization. We do not collect any information about you other than what you voluntarily submit through our online forms. If you provide your contact information, you may receive periodic communications from the River Parkway Trust by mail, phone, and email. If you would like to remove your name from our list, please call us at 559-248-8480 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The River Parkway Trust is grateful for the support received from donors, volunteers, and program participants. We thank our supporters through donor listings on our website and in our printed annual report. If you wish to remain anonymous, please indicate so on the online donation form. You may also notify Sarah Parkes, Director of Annual Giving of your wish to remain anonymous at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 559-248-8480 ext. 107. 

Parkway Partners: Businesses Supporting the San Joaquin River Parkway

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Click here to read about our Parkway Partners benefits.

An investment in our Valley 

Community-minded companies recognize that an investment in parklands makes the Valley a better place to live - and that's good for business. Research shows that access to recreation in natural spaces is essential for the physical, environmental, social, and economic health of a community. The River Parkway Trust partners with businesses that share our commitment to conserving land and providing places where people can experience renewal in nature. 

Local support underlies thirty years of success

Since our founding in 1988, we have partnered with local businesses and individuals to create an amenity that is enjoyed by over 50,000 people annually. To date, the San Joaquin River Parkway consists of 4,000 acres, of the Parkway's planned 6,000 acres. These protected properties are stitched together by 7 + miles of trail and river access sites where people can picnic, explore, fish, and paddle. Hundreds of acres of river bottom lands are being retored to benefit wildlife. Each year, thousands of Valley children have the chance to connect to the river through education programs like River Camp and school field trips. 

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Your investment in the Parkway will enhance your business and build a solid foundation for our organization. We are looking for partners who: 

  • Recognize the value of creating and protecting a 22-mile Parkway from Friant Dam to Highway 99
  • Support environmental, conservation, health, or community development initiatives that align with creating and maintaining the highest quality of life for all Valley residents
 


    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Become a Sponsor of our Flagship Programs 

Sponsoring our popular programs is a great way for you or your business to gain visibility in our community. Our diverse sponsorship opportunities allow you to choose the best fit for your marketing demographic. Read below for more information about our various sponsor programs.   

For inquiries about sponsoring programs, contact Finn Telles, Director of Business Development at 559-248-8480x216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

  • Parties for the Parkway
  • River Camp Fresno 
  • River Camp Firebaugh
  • Respite by the River
  • Sycamore Island Park Operations

Parties for the Parkway

Sponsorship opportunity is available for Parties for the Parkway 2020 beginning in July 2019. CLICK HERE to view the most recent sponsorship packet.  

Parties

Parties for the Parkway has been the River Parkway Trust's largest public fundraising events program for the last 27 years. Parties for the Parkway is a volunteer-led program that includes the Parties for the Parkway Artists Reception in February, the Parties for the Parkway Kickoff and Art Auction in March, and a plethora of small, medium and large-sized parties throughout the year hosted by community members, businesses and organizations. 

This program is a great opportunity for your business to be seen by River Parkway Trust members and donors who attend parties. The Parties for the Parkway Kickoff event attracts over 400 guests and individual parties that follow attract over 1,000 individual guests. In addition to recognition at events throughout the year, logo recognition in the Parties for the Parkway catalog is a premier opportunity to be seen. Each year over 4,000 of our donors and program participants receive a beautifully designed Parties for the Parkway book in the mail that includes a listing of the current year parties and art available for purchase.   

CLICK HERE to view the current year sponsors and learn more about Parties for the Parkway. 

River Camp Fresno 

Sponsorship opportunity available now! CLICK HERE to view the current sponsorship packet. 

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For more than 20 years, the River Parkway Trust has been offering an exciting, fun, and safe experience for the Valley’s children at River Camp in Fresno. Our lively and experienced staff of counselors, lifeguards, visiting scientists, and artists engage local youth in activities that enhance their understanding of, and connection to, the San Joaquin River. 

Each summer more than 1,000 children attend camp during eight weeks from June through August. This is a great opportunity for your business to gain visibility to over 600 individual families utilizing our new sponsor perks. These include visibility on our website, social media, and River Camp banner. New this year, sponsor logos will be placed on the famous River Camp t-shirts that are spotted throughout the region and worn by campers year-round.

CLICK HERE to view the current year sponsors and learn more about River Camp.

River Camp Firebaugh 

Sponsorship opportunity available now! CLICK HERE to view sponsorship packet. 

Firebaugh

In 2012, the River Parkway Trust identified the community of Firebaugh as a great site to launch a River Camp program to serve youth in the community of Firebaugh and surrounding Westside communities. This unique program offers the River Camp experience to youth in underserved and disadvantaged agricultural communities that would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience and learn about the San Joaquin River. 

This program continues to grow and in recent years, thanks to our generous corporate and individual sponsors, we have been able to expand the River Camp summer program in Firebaugh from two weeks to six weeks. This is a great opportunity for local businesses to gain visibility in Firebaugh and the surrounding Westside communities.  

CLICK HERE to view the current year sponsors and learn more about River Camp Firebaugh. 

Respite by the River 

Sponsorship opportunity available now! CLICK HERE to view sponsorship packet. 

 Respite

Respite by the River is one of the River Parkway Trust's long-time community programs, taking place at the River Center during the spring, summer and early fall. Respite by the River celebrates local authors and musicians in our community by providing a beautiful setting for readings and musical performances in front of the restored Riverview Ranch House.

Each year there are six to seven individual Respite by the River events between April and October, each featuring a local author and musician or musical group, attracting crowds of 75 to 150 people at each event. This is a great opportunity for your business to gain visibility to people interested in the musical and literary arts as well as general visitors to the River Center.      

CLICK HERE to view the current year sponsors and learn more about the Respite by the River program. 

Sycamore Island Park Operations 

Sponsorship opportunity available now! CLICK HERE to view sponsorship packet. 

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The River Parkway Trust has operated the original 350-acre property since 2013, and it has become one of the most visited destinations on the Parkway with over 13,000 visitors last year alone. We are excited that in 2018, we were able to increase access on this site by opening an adjacent piece of land called the Van Buren Unit adding 270 acres and 1.5 miles of riverfront for people to enjoy. Sycamore Island has three access points to the river for canoeing and kayaking. While this site is popular for boating and fishing, it also has several miles of dirt roads that provide an excellent surface for trail running, walking, mountain biking and horseback riding. At Sycamore Island, there are three covered picnic shelters and a bait shop that sells bait, snacks, and beverages.

In 2019, we anticipate more visitors to this site through our growing program activities such as school field trips, running races, fishing derbies, and boating activities. This is a great opportunity for businesses to gain visibility to over 13,000 annual visitors by utilizing our new sponsor perks including visibility on our website and social media, the Sycamore Island printed maps, and a banner at the site for all visitors to see.

CLICK HERE to view the current year sponsors and learn more about Sycamore Island. 

Other Sponsorship Opportunities 

Throughout the year, there are various opportunities such as special events and funding needs that your business can support. These one-time opportunities might be the perfect fit for your business to gain visibility in the community. For inquiries about special opportunities to become a sponsor, contact Finn Telles, Director of Business Development at 559-248-8480x216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..     

An investment in our Valley 

Community-minded companies recognize that an investment in parklands makes the Valley a better place to live - and that's good for business. Research shows that access to recreation in natural spaces is essential for the physical, environmental, social, and economic health of a community. The River Parkway Trust partners with businesses that share our commitment to conserving land and providing places where people can experience renewal in nature.

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

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