Parks and Recreation

March 17, 2020

Subject: City of Hanford Parks and Community Services Response to COVID-19

Dear Community Members,

In keeping with the most current recommendation of Public Health officials in the State of California and Kings County, and all recreation programs, classes and sports leagues have been cancelled effective immediately through the end of April.

Programs and classes that have already started and still had some class dates, customers will receive a prorated refund or credit. For programs and classes that have not yet started, customers will receive a full refund or credit.

Facility and Park Shelter reservations through the end of April will receive a full refund or credit.

Refunds will be processed over the next several weeks. It may take between 3 – 5 weeks to receive a refund. Please be patient with us as we will process a high volume of refunds.

Adult softball and volleyball leagues have been postponed along with Spring Kids’ Fest and 50’s Flashback Dance.

The Longfield Center at 560 S. Douty St, Veterans Memorial & Senior building at 401 N. Irwin St, Hanford Civic Auditorium & Youth Center at 400 N. Douty Street, and the Goodwill Building at 426 W Lacey Blvd is closed effectively immediately through the end of April.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (559) 585-2525, Monday-Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. or email


Armando M. da Silva
Recreation Supervisor
City of Hanford

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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.