Our Projects

Lincoln Oval Park Playground

Lincoln Oval Park Playground

Lincoln Oval Park Playground

Lincoln Oval Park Playground

Garden Street Plaza

Garden Street Plaza

For over 12 years, the many different groups have talked about the need for shade over Garden Street Plaza. The Foundation had been presented with plans that cost from $50,000 to $500,000 and had not yet been able to bring the groups involved to a consensus on an acceptable plan nor budget. In 2012, the Foundation had a definitive plan for a shade structure drafted and established a budget of $50,000. Ground was broken on the project in February, 2013 and it was finished in May, 2013.

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park has been a well attended event for the Parks and Recreation Department over the past few years. They were, however, renting a screen for these presentations and their sound equipment was inadequate for their needs. The Foundation, in 2013, purchased a new movie screen for the program followed, in 2014 by new sound equipment. These purchases improved the quality of the program and saved money for the City through the elimination of rental fees.

Perry Family Park

Perry Family Park

In 2013, the Perry Family donated $80,000 to the completion of Perry Family Park. In return, they receive naming rights for a determinate amount of time. This donation went directly to the improvements at the park and will benefit the City for years to come.

Most Recent Funded Project:

 

Our most recent accomplishment is securing the naming rights to the Pond at Plaza Park, now proudly named The Treaster Family Pond, Benches with the family name have also been added to the Island. 

New Projector for Movies in the Parks

Notable Funded Projects: 

 

Riverway Sports Park naming rights donations and other contributions amounting to over $500,000!

Oval Park Playgorund installation. 

 

Completion of the Jim Byrd Playground at Riverway Sports Park with a budget of $65,000 and including hundreds of hours of volunteer labor.

 

Riverway Sports Park Phase III Donation from COS Foundation, $100,000

 

1,000 Hands Tile Wall 

 

Garden Street Plaza Shade Structure with a budget of $50,000

 

Fourth of July Freedom Celebration remaining free to the public through our tenure as organizer.

 

Completion of Blain Park II improvements.  $20,000

 

Rotary Park improvement including path and landscaping with a comprehensive plan for further improvements and expansion approved by the Commission.  A recent grant was given to us in the amount of $15,000.00 to continue work here.  

 

New Inflatable screen and sound equipment purchased for Movies in The Park.  

Celebration of Life Tree Project

 

Shannon Baseball Complex Naming Rights

 

Donation of Land for the East Visalia Park Project

 

Greenway Project Grants in excess of $60,000

 

Perry Family Park naming rights donation

 

Saputo Sports Field naming rights donation

 

Concerts In The Park

 

Purchased portable generator for Parks & Rec. Department

Open Opportunities Funding Needed:

Naming Rights for the Riverway Softball Complex 

Support to install Additional Pickle Ball Courts 

Senior Center Mural 

Sun Shades and upgrades at most Visalia Parks

Support and funding for New Celebration of Life trail near Demaree and Shannon Parkway

Additional Dog Park

Sensory Park near Imagine U 

DREAM BIG:  Help us bring the future of Visalia to life. 

Southside Community Center

Swimming Complex

Archery Complex

Amphitheater

 

Visalia Community Enhancement Foundation

AKA: Visalia Parks and Recreation Foundation