Parks and Recreation


The Hanford Parks and Recreation Department provides a wide array of programs to fill your leisure hours. The Department is responsible for coordinating activities for the entire family including special classes, youth programs, older adult activities, sports for youth and adults as well as community events. The Department is responsible for maintaining the aesthetic and recreational value of over 208.5 acres of property including parks, landscaped street medians, athletic fields, the City's urban forest and other landscaped areas including the Downtown, Courthouse Square, City parking lots, Industrial Park, Airport and Intermodal Station.  Parks division constructs streetscape enhancement improvements within the downtown area; coordinates the City's annual Tree City U.S.A. recertification program; administers contracts and inspects maintenance for 37 landscape assessment districts; performs playground safety inspections and upgrades existing playgrounds to meet ASTM/CPSC standards and ADA requirements.  The Department is responsible for administering contracts and inspecting the maintenance of 29 landscape assessment districts, as well as performing high and low frequency safety in\spections and repairing or replacing the City playgrounds as needed. Our customers are our #1 priority and our goal is to create community through people, parks and programs.

The Parks and Recreation Department can be contacted at 559-585-2525

Mission Statement

"The City of Hanford Parks and Recreation Department, through dedicated staff, safe and secure facilities, and superior programs, strives to enhance the quality of life and meet the diverse needs of the community.  We do this by engaging our citizens, building collaborative relationships, and responsibly managing our resources.  Service, integrity and innovation are the core values of our organization.