City Parks
Oak Grove Park along the Stanislaus River
Oak Grove Park

Ripon's Many Parks

Ripon is located along the Stanislaus River, where river rafting and fishing are popular pastimes. Mavis Stouffer Park, located on the Stanislaus River, offers the Smit Museum,  picnicking facilities, ball fields, and a large gazebo for special events. The gazebo is available to the public on a first come / first served basis; however, it can also be rented for special events. Rental of the gazebo is restricted to Ripon residents and Ripon businesses only. Contact Carla at 599-2108 for reservations.


The Corps Park at the end of Parallel Avenue leads to the Ripon River Crossing for hiking and biking to Modesto. And now, Ripon is home to the finest skate park in California.


Ripon has over 300 acres developed into parks. The Ripon Parks and Recreation Department offers many organized sports programs for all ages. In 2002, the City of Ripon and the Ripon Unified School District teamed up to build the Ripon Aquatic Center. It consists of a 25 yard by 25 yard swimming pool with concessions, office, restrooms and pool equipment. The pool is located at the Ripon Unified High School on N. Acacia Avenue. While the pool is utilized by the school, it is also available to the general public. Call the aquatic center office at 599-3859 or Erik Zador at (209)221-5209 for more information.


Caswell State Park, just a mile from City Limits, offers camping, picnicking, and access to the river.

Acacia

1/2 acre

Located on Acacia Avenue by Veteran's Park and the Community Center. view of Acacia Park

- tables for group picnics


Army Corps Park
Ripon River Crossing

30.5 acres

Located at the end of Parallel Avenue at the Stanislaus River, the bicycle/pedestrian bridge was installed to give people a safe way to cross the river to Modesto.  
 ..... View the Stanislaus River: Stanislaus River

Boesch-Kingery Park

7 acres

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Located on the corner of Boesch Drive and North Acacia Avenue. Boesch

- picnic areas
- play equipment
- basketball courts
- athletic fields

Country Woods

0.2 acre

Located on Country Woods Drive.

- mini-park
- play equipment for toddlers
- picnic area CountryWoods

Curt Pernice Skate Park

0.8 acre

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Located on Hughes Lane (Behind City Hall and across from Harvest Estates Park).Skate Park

Our skate park is rated No. 1 in California! (Thrasher Magazine)

De Jong

0.3 acre

Located between Ruess Road and Bob Way.Skate Park

- mini-park
- play equipment for toddlers
- picnic areas

Dutch Meadows

0.4 acre

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Located on the corner of West Main and Jack Tone Road.Dutch Meadows tot lot

- mini-park
- play equipment for toddlers
- picnic area

Harvest Estates Park

4.7 acres

Located on Harvest Drive at Hughes Lane (across from the Curt Pernice Skate Park). Harvest

- picnic areas
- basket ball hoops
- athletic fields

Jack Tone Golf Course

107.5 acres

Located at the end of Jack Tone Road next to the Stanislaus River.

- open to the public

Lan Park

10 acres under construction

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Located on the corner of Highland Avenue and Mary Jo Way. Harvest

- basketball courts
- athletic fields
- picnic areas

McRoy Park

0.3 acre

Located on the corner of Boesch Drive and John Roos Avenue. Harvest

- tot-lot
- play equipment
- picnic area

Mistlin Park, Oak Avenue

0.4 acre

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Located on East Main at Oak Avenue. Mistlin fountain and waterfall.

- mini-park
- gazebo
- picnics tables

Mistlin Sports Park

80 acres under construction

Located on River Road between Jack Tone Road and North Ripon Road.Ripon Sports Park soccer fields.

- soccer
- baseball
- softball
- picnic areas
- interactive water feature The Mistlin water feature at night.
- play equipment Ripon Sports Park play equipment.
- large gazebo Ripon Sports Park gazebo.

This gazebo is for public use and cannot be reserved.

Oak Grove

55 acres undeveloped

 

 

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Located at the end of South Stockton Avenue.Oak Grove park.

- picnic areas
- hiking and biking trails
- access to the Stanislaus River.

Postma Park

0.3 acre

Located on the corner of Doak Boulevard and Jack Tone Road Postma Park

- mini-park
- play equipment for toddlers
- picnic area
- exercise equipment for adults

Stouffer Park

27.8 acres

 

 

 

 

 

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Located at the end of Stouffer Street off of Manley Road, and is bordered by the Stanislaus River.

- soccer and baseball fields
- volley ball sand courts
- GazeboClick to View
- picnic areas for large groups

The gazebo is available to the public on a first come basis; however, it can also be rented for special events. Rental of the gazebo is available to Ripon residents and Ripon businesses only. Contact Carla Mail to:at 599-2108.

Thiemann Athletic Park

9.4 acres

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Located adjacent to the Community Center at Locust Avenue and 4th Street.Ripon Community Center

- tennis courtsTennis Courts
- baseball fieldsVeteran's Park ball field.

Vermeulen Park

4.2 acres

Located at the corner of Manley Road and Helen Drive.

- basketball courts
- athletic fields
- play equipment
- picnic areas

Wilma Park

1.6 acres

Located on Wilma Avenue between Stuart Drive and Manor Drive.

- athletic fields
- basketball courts
- playground equipment
- picnic areas

Zumstein

0.2 acre

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Located on the corner of Zumstein Drive and Bailey Drive. Zumstein

- mini-park
- play equipment for toddlers
- picnic areas

 

Parks with athletic fields

Parks with picnic tables

Parks for toddlers

Parks with gazebos

Parks with fountains

Parks near the river

Skate Park

Golf