County parks committee seeks applicants

 

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors is seeking qualified applicants for a new committee that was developed to review current parks programs and offerings, as well as explore revitalization options for county parks.

The new Tulare County Parks Advisory Committee was approved by the Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on May 19. The County of Tulare currently operates 10 parks, including Mooney Grove Park in Visalia, Bartlett Park in Porterville, and Balch Park in the southern Sierra above Springville.

The vision for the Parks Advisory Committee is to allow for interested county residents to provide input on parks matters and ultimately enhance the experience of parks users.

The Committee will review activities, parks programs, improvement proposals, and will make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors upon its findings. In addition, the Committee will have the ability to establish subcommittees and task forces to study or advise the Board on specific parks or projects.

The Advisory Committee will also develop promotions for the County’s park resources, features, and events.

The PAC will consist of seven members; five members each nominated by one member of the Board of Supervisors. The remaining two members will be the president of the Tulare County Historical Society and the Parks and Recreation manager. The Committee will meet quarterly and is expected to hold its first meeting in July or August. It is expected that the first task force to be established will assist the County in developing an implementation strategy for the County’s Mooney Grove 20-year conceptual master plan, which was approved by the Board in early 2015.

Applications are online at www.tularecounty.ca.gov/clerkoftheboard.  For more information about the Parks Advisory Committee, call (559) 636-5005.

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