Visit the Parks of Merced City

Photo by adam blauert

Photo by adam blauert

Merced City Parks

The City of Merced maintains a wide range of neighborhood, regional, and community parks within the city limits.  Many of these parks are located along Merced City Bikeways. 

Information on bike routes is included in the descriptions below.  

Applegate -photo by adam blauert

Applegate -photo by adam blauert

The city’s largest parks include

  • Applegate Park
  • Fahrens Park
  • Joe Herb Park
  • McNamara Park
  • Merced Dog Park
  • Rahilly Park
  • Youth Sports Complex

Neighborhood Parks

...are located within a half mile walk of nearly every home in Merced.  To find a park in your neighborhood, click on this link to view a map on the City of Merced’s website:http://www.cityofmerced.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=7595

This map also shows parks that the City plans to build in coming years.

Kiddieland - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Kiddieland - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Applegate Park

Applegate Park is Merced’s central park.  Located along the Bear Creek Bikeway, the park is an excellent destination on bike or foot.

It offers 32 acres of recreation with a zoo, outdoor theater, picnic tables, bbq grills, volleyball nets, tennis/basketball courts, a skate park, rental facilities, a large playground, a rose garden, fountain, and the Kiwanas-sponsored Kiddieland amusement park.

Plenty of parking is located around the park. 

Many community events are held at Applegate, including concerts and plays in the summer.

 

Fahrens Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Fahrens Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Fahrens  Park

Stretched out along both Faherns and Black Rascal Creeks, this park boasts a brand new disc golf course and plenty of shade.

Fahrens Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Fahrens Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Fahrens Park features a frisbee course

Location:  Along Buena Vista Drive between R Street and Highway 59.

Size:  48 acres

Facilities:

bike rider

bike rider

 For information about the bike trails of Merced, click here.

Joe Herb Park

Adjacent to Golden Valley High School, this park provides a large area for recreation in southeast Merced.  City league softball games are often held on the lighted softball fields.

Location:  2200 Yosemite Parkway, Merced

Size:  27 acres

Facilities:

  • Restrooms and drinking fountains
  • Picnic tables and shelters, BBQ grills
  • Playground
  • Concessions stand
  • Baseball/softball diamond
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Soccer fields

McNamara Park

Centrally located in south Merced, McNamara Park offers a broad range of recreational activities and plenty of shade.

Location:  1040 Canal Street, Merced, Ca

Size:  9 acres

Facilities:

  • Restrooms and drinking fountains
  • Picnic tables and shelters, BBQ grills
  • Playground
  • Concessions stand
  • Recreation hall
  • Baseball/softball diamond
  • Basketball courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Soccer fields
  • Swimming pool
Dog Park  - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Dog Park  - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Merced Dog Park

Looking for a place to allow your dog to play off-leash with other dogs?  The Merced Dog Park has well-fenced areas for both small dogs and larger dogs.

For information about the local dog club:

M-DOGS (Merced Dog Owners Group)

Location: Yosemite and R Streets

Merced Dog Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Merced Dog Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Size:  8 acres

Facilities:

Dog Park  - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Dog Park  - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Rahilly Park 3
Rahilly Park 3

Rahilly Park

 A shady creekside park in the center of north Merced, Rahilly Park has long been a favorite with families. 

To avoid confusion, note that Google maps and other online map sources may refer to this park as “Black Rascal Park.”

Rahilly Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Rahilly Park - PHOTO BY ADAM BLAUERT

Rahilly Park

Location:  3302 Parsons Avenue, Merced

Size: 17 acres

Facilities:

Youth Sports Complex

Location:  1800 Block of Wardrobe Avenue, Merced

Size:  12 Acres

Facilities:

  • Restrooms and drinking fountains
  • Concessions stand
  • Baseball/softball diamond
  • Soccer fields