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About the Department

Vincent A. Elizondo, Director, City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department

Message from the Director

Visalia Parks & Recreation Department is “Creating
Community through People, Parks, and Programs”, and
is vital to the quality of health and well being of our
community. Our department oversees nearly 40 City
parks; numerous waterways and trails; our urban forest;
four major community centers; and a wide variety of
programs, activities, and special events designed for all
ages of the community. The City also enjoys an outstanding
working relationship with many local agencies, and the
Visalia Unified School District through a comprehensive joint-use agreement.

Our department website is designed to provide you with information regarding all of
our parks, waterways, trails, recreation facilities, programs and more. Please take the
time to explore the site as we're sure you'll find information that will be useful regarding
your leisure time pursuits.

Our website is one of many media outlets we use to provide information to the citizens of
Visalia, and our neighboring communities, regarding our facilities and programs. You can
also find information in the local newspapers, radio, television, and at a variety of public
facilities throughout the community.

Don't forget to click on the link to our recreation guide. Titled the "Live & Play", our
recreation guide is published three times per year. The Live & Play provides a listing of
our current recreation activities designed for residents of all ages. The City of Visalia Parks
& Recreation Department takes pride in extending our programs and services to you, and
looks forward to your participation and involvement.


To improve the quality of life for the citizens of Visalia by providing exceptional parks,
places, and programs and services at a good value to our taxpayers and customers and
by preserving and protecting our City’s natural resources.

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