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Craig Miller

The Tulare Parks, Library and Recreation Department provides a wide array of programs for the entire family. The department is responsible for coordinating activities including instructional classes and sports programs for youth and adults, as well as special community events. The department also maintains all city parks totaling 363 acres and city medians and landscaping and lighting districts. Our goal is to create community through people, parks and programs.                                         

We are supported by the Tulare Parks & Recreation Commission, a seven member advisory board appointed by the City Council who are charged with the responsibility of recommendation to the City Council in all areas related to parks, recreation, teen services, park improvements and development. This Commission meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 a.m., Claude Meitzenheimer Community Center, 830 S. Blackstone Street.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide recreational experiences, enhance human development, promote health and wellness, support cultural unity, facilitate community problem-solving, protect  natural resources, strengthen community image and sense of place, support economic development, strengthen community safety through the provision of leisure programs.


 Department Logo revised 10-2017