Parks & Community Services Department

Hanford Parks and Community Services

The Hanford Parks and Community Services 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, and older adult activities, sports for youth and adults, and community events. The Department is responsible for maintaining the aesthetic and recreational value of over 209 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.

The Parks Division constructs streetscape enhancement improvements within the downtown area, coordinates the City's annual Tree City USA 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 37 landscape assessment districts, as well as performing high and low-frequency safety inspections, and repairing or replacing the City playgrounds, as needed.

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

Mission Statement

The City of Hanford Parks and Community Services 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.