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Spring Carnival & Eggstravaganza

This annual event provides many activities including bounce houses, game booths, face painting, make & take craft stations, concession stand, Easter Egg Hunt for ages 10 and under, Easter Bunny Photo Op, and information booths. Please be sure to bring your child's own basket If you would like your child to participate in carnival activities, wristbands are available for $3 in advance at the Parks and Recreation office or $5 when purchased the day of the event.

DATE           Thursday, April 9, 2020
TIME             5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
   Zumwalt Park, 400 block E. Tulare Avenue 





Kids Day

There are many activities your children will enjoy. Purchase a wristband and they can participate in the many fun activities including bounce houses, game booths, musical petting zoo, face painting, pony rides and information booths will be available. If you would like your child to participate in carnival activities, wristbands are available for $3 in advance at the Parks and Recreation office or $5 when purchased the day of the event.

DATE           Saturday, August 15, 2020
TIME             9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
   Zumwalt Park, 400 block E. Tulare Avenue @ M Street
Kids Day Pic 2014

Concerts in the Park

Tulare continues to offer an exciting concert series this summer at the John Philip Sousa Pavilion in Zumwalt Park on Tulare Avenue. All concerts are FREE to the public. Bring your lawn chair and/or blanket. A list of participating bands is listed below.

DATES         July 2020
TIME             7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 
   Zumwalt Park, 400 block E. Tulare Avenue @ M Street

Movies @ Dusk

The Tulare Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us at Del Lago Park and Mulcahy Park to beat the Summer heat and enjoy a movie night of family. Come enjoy "G" rated movies on a 12' x 12' movie screen and sound system. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. This is definitely a family affair! Movie titles have not yet been determined. This is a FREE public event..

DATES                Fridays, July 10 and 24, 2020
LOCATION         Del Lago Park, 1700 N. Laspina St.

DATES                Fridays, July 17 and 31, 2020
LOCATION         Mulcahy Park, 1100 Block W. Sonora Ave.

TIME                   Approx. 8:15 p.m. 

MOVIE TITLES   Unknown at this time

Trout Fishing Derby

Come out and get your children and grandchildren involved in our annual fishing derby. They can win prizes and trophies for most trout caught and biggest fish. Pre-registration is encouraged at the Parks and Recreation Department, 830 S. Blackstone Street. See rules below for further information.

DATE             Saturday, December 5, 2020
TIME              8:00  - 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION    Del Lago Community Park, 1700 N. Laspina St.
FEE                $3 per child or $5 the day of the event

2015 Derby Pictures
You must provide your own fishing pole and live bait (or Power bait).

Trout Fishing Derby Rules

No hooks in the water before 8:00 a.m.
Only one pole per child in the water at one time.
Parents can help in the following ways ONLY:
•        Baiting the hook
•        Casting a line
•        Netting the fish
•        No double or treble hooks.
•        No lures or spinners are allowed.
•        Only trout will count as part of the stringer.
•        There is a limit of 5 fish per child. Largest stringers will be determined by total weight.
•        Fishing will end at 10:00 a.m. and the weigh in will begin.
•        Prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd largest stringers in each age group, and a trophy for the overall biggest fish.
•        Age Groups: 2-7 years old and 8-15 years old
•        Remember: Character Counts!
•        HAVE FUN!


Our annual Outdoor Decorating Contest begins in November of each year. Nominate your neighbor, favorite business or yourself by December 13th. Please call our nomination hotline at 559.684.4314 and be prepared to leave the address of the home or business. Contest categories are: Best Decorated Residence, Best Decorated Business and Spirit of Tulare Award. Judging will be held December 14-17 and will be announced in December 18.

Lights Contest 4


The Parks and Recreation Department is once again accepting letters from all the good boys and girls. They may write to SANTA and he will write back. Please submit letters to: SANTA, c/o Tulare Parks and Recreation, 830 S. Blackstone Street, Tulare, CA 93274. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Be sure to include a return address so your child will receive a letter back from Santa. Mail letters by no later than Monday, November 30.