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Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Commission

From left to right: Peter Thomas, Shann Blue, Ben Filiponi, Carla Calhoun, Jason Kent and George Shelton.

The six member Parks & Recreation Commission meets on the third Tuesday evening of each month at 5:30 P.M. (unless otherwise announced and publicly noticed). Meetings are held at the Visalia City Hall Council Chambers located at 707 West Acequia Avenue, in downtown Visalia. The Parks & Recreation Commission meets to discuss matters pertaining to the City’s parks, facilities, and recreation programs. Please contact the Parks & Recreation Department Business Office at (559) 713-4365 for specific meeting information.

The Parks & Recreation Commission Mission:

  • Advise the City Council and City Parks & Recreation Staff
  • A quality parks system that is safe, properly maintained, and equally accessible to all residents of the City of Visalia
  • Quality recreational programs for all ages
  • Vision and flexibility to meet the ever-changing interests of our diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Develop facilities that will accommodate the needs of our active and growing community
  • Be open and actively responsive to input from individuals and community organizations

For a list of current City of Visalia Committee members, visit:

Local Appointments List, in compliance with the requirements of the Maddy Act, Government Code 54970.

2016 Parks & Recreation Committee Meetings

January 19th         February 16th      March 28th - Joint Meeting with City Council         April 19th         May 17th              June 21st             July 19th      August 16th      September 20th      October 18th     November 15th     December 20th

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