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 Building Maintenance Division is responsible for maintaining electrical and plumbing systems, painting, minor construction, carpentry, major and minor repairs to structures and related equipment including heating and air conditioning systems. The Division is responsible for implementing and performing a preventive maintenance program for the City. The Building Maintenance Division is also responsible for all janitorial services to all City buildings.  Included in their responsibilities are soliciting quotations and the supervision of the contractors during remodeling improvements, roofing repairs, and replacement, concrete replacement, etc. 

Our customers are our #1 priority, and our goal is to create community through people, parks, and programs.

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

2020 Master Plan

Mission Statement
The City of Hanford Parks & 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.