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Rotary Community Foundation Makes Historic Donation to Splash Pad

Rotary Community Foundation President Peter Golombek and member Al Fisher were on hand to present the City Council with a check for $100,000. The presentation marked the first of two planned donations, and the unveiling of the Rotary Splash Park designs. The second donation of an additional $100,000 will be presented in June of 2014. 

"The Rotary Community Foundation's generous donation of $200,000 may be the largest private donation to a City of Visalia park facility in the history of our department," shared Vince Elizondo, Director of Parks & Recreation.

Rotary Splash Park will be located in Recreation Park, and the design features spray loops, a water bucket and larger than life baseballs with cooling water jets. The splash pad will cost $400,000 in total. With a shade canopy and the incorporation of existing landscaping, Rotary Splash Park is sure to be a home run hit.

“Spring 2014 is the projected opening for Rotary Splash Park,” added Elizondo. “The Visalia Community Rotary Foundation believes in our City and these monies show their continued investment and commitment to our community.” 

The Visalia Rotary Community Foundation’s motto is “Moving Forward By Giving Back.” To learn more about the Foundation, visit them online at or follow them on facebook at 

For more information on the parks and amenities offered by the City of Visalia Parks & Recreation Department, call 559-713-4365, email, or visit

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