On Saturday, November 1, 2014, Visalia Parks & Recreation’s 75th Celebration was held at Plaza Park. A historical day presented by Giant Chevrolet - Cadillac, community members from throughout the valley celebrated with carnival rides, games, delicious food, a variety of booths, a petting zoo and much more.
On the Pine, Pedroncelli & Aguilar, Inc. Main Stage entertainment kicked off with the car show at 10 a.m. and ran into the evening with local favorites Run4Cover headlining. On the Saputo Kid’s Stage, Ice Queen Elsa made an appearance and Oklin Bloodworth provided his signature “music with a kiddie beat”.
The day included a brief ceremony on the main stage where Department Director Vince Elizondo introduced past Department Directors and staff members, while Mayor Steve Nelson presented a City proclamation honoring 75 years of Parks Making Life Better.
A great day enjoyed by all, the 75th Celebration was made possible by Giant Chevrolet-Cadillac, Pine, Pedroncelli & Aguilar, Inc., Saputo, Q97.1, Potters Porta Potties, Rotary Club of Visalia, Visalia Mall, La Campesina, E.M. Tharpe, Perfect Care Landscaping, Visalia Medical Clinic, Forcum Mackey, Visalia Parks & Recreation Foundation, ABLE Industries and Adventure Park.