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Valley Oaks Recognized for Environmental Excellence
Valley Oaks Golf Course has retained its designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" through the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf Courses, an Audubon International Program.

Visalia Teen Idol is Back!

The stage is set and the City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department is ready to see the best home grown teen talent that Visalia has to offer! Back by popular demand, Visalia Teen Idol is now in its 10th year and is gearing up for auditions.

Visalia Receives Awards of Excellence

Our own Recreation Park playground and youth enrichment special event, the annual Father Daughter dance was recognized at the California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS) District VII Awards Banquet.


Graffiti Abatement Program Annual Report
The Graffiti Abatement Program is managed by the Buildings Division of the Parks and Recreation Department. Graffiti Hotline phone number: 713-4451

Trailhead Now Open
The St. John’s River Park “Riverwalk” project began 22 years ago when Sycamore and Valley Oak trees were planted by several volunteers on a brisk Saturday morning. Fast forward to 2012, and the Visalia Parks & Recreation Department announces that the trailhead at the St. John’s River Park Riverwalk is now open and we welcome you to enjoy the great amenities as we see fall around the corner.

Visalia Parks and Recreation Awards
The Visalia Parks and Recreation Department received multiple awards at the California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS) District VII Awards Banquet held on Friday March 9th. CPRS District VII is comprised of Parks and Recreation agencies from Madera to Porterville. Awards included:
  • Outstanding Facility- Riverway Sports Park
  • Outstanding Program-Visalia Corporate Games
  • Outstanding Volunteer-Richard Rodriguez
  • Community Service Award- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Community Service Award-Visalia Parks and Recreation Foundation


Visalia Parks and Recreation Adult & Senior Programs
The Visalia Parks & Recreation Department activity guide is offering citizens of Visalia a variety of adult & senior classes to improve their quality of lifestyle.

Visalia Parks and Recreation Senior Center Open House
The City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department is pleased to announce our Spring Senior Center Open House & BBQ at the Senior Center in Visalia.

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