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Recruitment Underway for Parks & Recreation Commission

The City of Visalia is currently accepting applications for Parks and Recreation Commissioners.  Parks & Recreation Commissioners are volunteers who work with City staff to provide input and recommendations to the Visalia City Council on park and recreation related items.  Examples of roles of the Commission include:

  • Park planning and development including park design, naming and equipment selection;
  • Establishing park rules and policies – currently working on an update to the Park Ordinance;
  • Recreation program planning – annual review of fees and charges and review annual program reports;
  • Attend special events and park dedications;
  • Work with other City committees such as the Waterways & Trails Committee and the North Visalia Neighborhood Advisory Committee

“We are looking for people who are passionate about parks and recreation and want to play a role in developing parks and recreation not just for today, but also into the future,” stated Jeannie Greenwood, Director of Visalia Parks & Recreation and staff liaison to the Parks & Recreation Commission.

The Parks and Recreation Commission meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 707 W. Acequia.  Meetings are open to the public and public participation is encouraged.

To apply for a position on the Parks & Recreation Commission, please visit, click on the “City Government” tab and select “Committees and Commissions.”  The online application is available on this page along with additional information about serving on a City Committee or Commission.  You must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the City of Visalia to apply to serve on a committee.

For more information on serving on the Parks & Recreation Commission, please call (559) 713-4042 or email


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