The ground surface is so nearly level that you have no sense of contour. . . . It is not a former lake, although in large part it is a former swamp. Geology characteristically repeats itself around the world and down through time, but---with the possible exceptions of the Chilean Longitudinal Valley and the Dalbandin Trough in Pakistan---the Great Central Valley of California has no counterpart on this planet.

~ John McPhee, Assembling California

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Nearby Restaurants & Attractions

On Tulare between Van Ness and Fulton in Fresno, Hart's Restaurant was a popular destination for lunch or an evening meal. When the bold signage was installed in 1936, it was the largest neon sign in the San Joaquin Valley.

Nearby Attractions

Meux Home Museum


Forestiere Underground Gardens


Fresno Art Museum



Arte Américas



Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies at the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust



Fossil Discovery Center of Madera County



Nearby Accommodations


Radisson Hotel
2233 Ventura Street
Fresno, CA 93721

La Quinta
2926 Tulare Avenue
Fresno, CA 93721559-442-1110

On West Shaw

Piccadilly Inn – Shaw
2305 W. Shaw Ave.
Fresno, CA 93711

The San Joaquin, a Suite Hotel
1309 W. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

Fresno has many other hotels and motels. For additional listings, go to  and click Search Hotels.

Nearby Restaurants

Downtown Fresno offers a number of wonderful eateries located in The Galleria. An eight-mile drive east on historic Kearney Boulevard, The Galleria, at 2405 North Capitol Street, is located across from the Convention Center and Selland Arena.

The Galleria restaurants:

George’s Shish Kebab
Armenian and Middle Eastern food
Open Monday-Friday, 6am – 3pm
Saturday, 7am – 3pm
Closed Sunday 

Teazer World Tea Market

Fine teas and desserts

Monday-Saturday, 9am-11pm

Mexican food
Open Monday-Friday, 7:30am-2pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Italian food
Open Monday-Friday, 11am – 2pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Directions from Kearney Park to The Galleria:

Turn right onto Kearney Boulevard.
Follow the boulevard approximately 7 miles.
Note: At Cornelia Avenue, the name of the Boulevard changes
to Madison Avenue for a short distance. The street’s name
changes back to Kearney Boulevard at Marks Avenue.
Turn left onto Fresno Street (end of Kearney Boulevard)
Turn right onto O Street
Cross Tulare Street
Take next right onto Capitol Street


Two other great places for lunch in downtown Fresno:

Cosmo’s (Cosmopolitan Tavern & Italian Grill)

1546 Fresno Street at G Street

Monday-Friday, 10:30am-3pm


Tailspin Tommy's Aerodrome Eatery at the historic Chandler Airport

Café dining

Open Monday-Saturday, 7am – 2pm

510 W. Kearney Boulevard



West Shaw offers a variety of casual dining and family restaurants including popular chains such as Applebee’s, Marie Callendar’s  and Outback Steak house. These restaurants are located approximately 9 miles from Kearney Park.


Directions from the Park to West Shaw:
Turn left on Kearney Boulevard
Turn right on Grantland Avenue.
Turn right on Shaw Avenue


In the town of Kerman
Turn left on Kearney Boulevard and drive approximately 7 miles to the town of Kerman.

Chubby’s Diner
American food
15047 Whitesbridge
Open Sunday-Thursday, 6am – 9pm;
Friday-Saturday, 6am – 10pm

Hong Kong
Chinese food
160 S. Madera Ave.
Tuesday-Sunday, 11am – 8:30pm
Closed Monday

Los Arcos
Mexican food
15120 Whitesbridge
Open Sunday-Saturday, 9am – 8pm


For additional restaurants, go to  and click Search Restaurants.


Fresno Convention & Visitors Bureau
Search for restaurants, hotels, entertainment, shopping, and arts/cultural attractions.

Fresno County Office of Tourism
Search for events, museums, recreation and entertainment in Fresno County.

Fresno County Parks
Information on local parks, including Kearney Park.

Click on Departments, then click on Public Works & Planning, then click on Parks.

Last Updated Friday, November 27, 2015 - 09:37 PM.