Parks & Leisure Services
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(559) 791-7695
15 E. Thurman Ave., Suite A
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Welcome to the homepage for the Parks & Leisure Services Department of the City of Porterville.  We are glad you stopped by!  Our department consists of three divisions with the same mission of providing excellent customer service- enhancing quality of life by providing opportunities for public enjoyment, inspiration, education, personal development and cultural enrichment- and providing clean, safe, well designed parks and facilities. 

The Parks division maintains open spaces including parks (can you name all 8?!), trails, and medians as well as several community facilities.  The Leisure Services division facilitates programs, youth and adult sports, and special community events.  The Library division provides literacy materials and services for all ages throughout our community.  It is our pleasure to extend programs, places, and services to you.  We look forward to your participation and involvement.  Drop us a line or ask us a question by emailing

Current Leisure Activities

grid_bannersMilitary Banner Program
December 1, 2021- February 1, 2022

The program was started  as a way to honor both current and past military personnel for their service to the nation and community.  The banners pay tribute to the courage, commitment, and heroism displayed by individuals who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Learn More

grid_arenasoccerArena Soccer
Registration starts December 6
All the excitement of playing outdoor soccer with the added fun of being able to play the ball off the walls!  Our league welcomes all skill levels and develops fundamentals, character and sportsmanship.  The goal is to foster a positive, pressure free environment.  Learn More


Virtual Bingo
December 3, 10, 17
Join us online for an hour-packed evening of family fun with everyone's favorite game!  There will be three Fridays in December to catch the action.  This FREE activity, sponsored by Homelight, is great entertainment for the entire family and suited for players of all ages.  Learn More

halloween contestChristmas Home Decorating Contest
December 18 deadline to enter
Community members are invited to decorate their homes to be the most creative sight in the neighborhood!  Prizes will be awarded for top winners in the "Judges' Choice" category and "People's Choice" category.
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grid_candlelightZalud House "Old Fashioned Christmas" Candlelight Tours
December 10, 11, 17 & 18
The Zalud House comes alive with the holiday spirit featuring special seasonal displays, vintage decorations and yuletide piano music. The guided tours and refreshments are sure to provide an enjoyable evening for the whole family.
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