Kaweah Oaks Preserve: Enhancing the Experience

May 15, 2009

New Gateway Pavilion at KOPIn case you didn’t know, Kaweah Oaks Preserve is a 324-acre remnant landscape, owned and managed by Sequoia Riverlands Trust. It protects one of the last remaining valley oak riparian forests in the San Joaquin Valley. And, it’s open to the public year-round as a place for kids and adults to explore, learn, play and daydream about the rich history of our region’s land.

As many of you know, Kaweah Oaks Preserve just celebrated its 25th Anniversary last October. As a beloved “member” of our community, it received an outpouring of community generosity that allowed Sequoia Riverlands Trust to enhance our visitors’ experience to the preserve.

Check out our recent pictures of the newly completed Gateway Pavilion, which now features a stunning and informative interpretive guide of the past and present, drawn by Fresno artist Doug Hansen. Intricate metal detailing was created by Dave King in Three Rivers.If you’re local and haven’t visited KOP in awhile, please head out and take your family and friends for a relaxing stroll among majestic valley oaks and sycamores. Since visitor improvements are still in progress, trail guides are not yet available on site at the preserve. However, we encourage you to stop by the Sequoia Riverlands Trust office to pick one up (a $3 donation is requested).

Directions: Kaweah Oaks Preserve is located about 7 miles east of downtown Visalia via Highway 198. Drive north on Road 182 one-half mile. The parking lot is on the west side of the road; walk through the gateway pavilion and past the gate to enter. If you need a trail guide, stop by our office at 427 South Garden St. in Visalia between 8:30 and 5:00, Monday through Friday.

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