River Park
River Park Shopping Center sign at North Blackstone Avenue
LocationFresno, California, United States
Coordinates36°50′50″N 119°47′20″W / 36.84723°N 119.78877°W / 36.84723; -119.78877
Address70 El Camino
Opening date1996 (Marketplace)
1997 (Shops)
2004 (Kohl's)
2005 (Gottschalks-Macy's/REI)
ManagementLance-Kashian & Company
No. of stores and services>75
No. of anchor tenants5
No. of floors1 (2 in Macy’s & REI)
Parkinglot and garage

River Park is an outdoor shopping center in Fresno, California on the east side of Blackstone Avenue. River Park is divided into three areas: The Marketplace, a traditional power center anchored by Target and Kohl's; an auxiliary shopping center with Chick-fil-A, Chipotle Mexican Grill and In-N-Out Burger, and The Shops at River Park, an outdoor lifestyle center anchored by Macy's, an Edwards Theatres cinema, and REI.


River Park opened in several phases starting in 1996.[1] Target and Best Buy anchored the initial phase of the project, which also included Old Navy, Marshalls, OfficeMax, Sports Authority, a JCPenney Home Store, CompUSA, and Linens 'n Things. Kohl's opened in 2004, followed by an expansion of the shopping center's lifestyle center The Shops at River Park in 2005. This added Gottschalks and REI as additional anchors, along with the existing Home Fabrics (which had replaced Zany Brainy), Borders, and Edwards Cinemas. The bankruptcies and subsequent liquidations of CompUSA, Gottschalks, Borders, Linens 'n Things, and Sports Authority left several large boxes in the center, which were filled with an Ashley Furniture (formerly CompUSA), Macy's (formerly Gottschalks), an H&M (formerly Borders), a Buy Buy Baby (formerly Linens 'n Things), and a Dick's Sporting Goods (formerly Sports Authority) respectively.

JCPenney Home Store closed in August 2017, with a smaller selection of home products being added at the JCPenney department store at nearby Fashion Fair Mall. The space is now replaced by Bob's Discount Furniture.

Romano's Macaroni Grill, an original restaurant to The Marketplace opening in 1998, permanently closed in April 2020 and was demolished the next year. In August 2022, Nike signed a lease to open a new 14,000 square foot retail store on the site of the former restaurant, however construction has not yet begun.

Regal Cinemas fully remodeled the 22 screen Edwards Cinema during the COVID-19 closure period, which had remained unchanged since its opening in 1996. Edwards Cinemas Fresno 22 was rebranded and reopened as a 19 screen Regal Cinemas. The standalone IMAX theater elsewhere in the center was permanently closed, and a new IMAX auditorium was constructed within the main theater. It is unknown what will replace the IMAX theater at this time.

In late 2021, Brooks Burgers, opened in River Park where The Hangar shut down.[2]

Anchors and major stores

See also


  1. ^ "Forest City SEC Form". Forest City.
  2. ^ KFSN (2021-10-24). "New burger place opens in Fresno's River Park". ABC30 Fresno. Retrieved 2022-05-29.