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Parks & Recreation Commission

City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Commission

Back row, left to right: Shann Blue, Peter Thomas, Jason Kent and Ben Filiponi

Front row, left to right: Carla Calhoun and Lesa Mann

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.

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