Reedley is in the San Joaquin Valley of California 25 miles southeast of Fresno. The city has a population of about 26,000. Reedley's claim to fame is that it is the "World's fruit basket". The city lies along the Kings River which makes it a popular tourist destination for people who want to get away from the Central Valley heat. Reedley Beach and Cricket Hollow Park are also popular destinations for picnics and family gatherings.