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Celebrating Our Heritage
Celebrating 75 Years of Parks Making Life Better!

Since 1939, the Visalia Parks and Recreation Department has been providing various community services to the citizens of Visalia. Throughout the year, we have been celebrating our 75th anniversary!

The Department began in November, 1939 when City Council created the first five-member Parks, Playgrounds, and Recreation Commission. The Commission, working with the citizenry of the community, created the vision for the park system and the diverse recreation programs that we enjoy today. 

 
Today, Parks and Recreation is responsible for park planning, park development, park maintenance, community recreation and special events, urban trails along our waterways and major roadways and managing the urban forest which includes trees in the public right-of-way and in our City parks.

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