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Enjoy the slower pace, a casual lifestyle, and the friendliness of a small town without sacrificing quality. Porterville has several parks in the community, each with its own unique setting. The Zalud House and Porterville Museum provide a nostalgic glimpse into the past. Porterville schools are noted for participating in academic competitions and boast award-winning high school music programs. The Porterville Unified School District features the Pathways Career Technical Education (CTE) program with a variety of options for students. Burton School District also offers CTE instruction through the Summit Collegiate High School Academies program. For continued education, Porterville College serves as a true community partner offering a broad spectrum of career opportunities for community members local to Porterville and from surrounding areas. The community hosts various special events, such as a popular spring festival (formerly known as Iris Festival), car shows, Music on Main St., the Veteran’s Day Parade & Celebration, and much more. Just a quick look at the community calendar provides locals and visitors with information about events in the community.

Theatre, Entertainment and Fine Arts 
Parks & Leisure ServicesVeterans Day Run
  • Centennial Plaza: Neighborhood Park
  • Lions Mini Park: Neighborhood Park
  • North Park: Neighborhood Park
  • Dog Park: Dog Park
  • Fallen Heroes Park: Neighborhood Park
  • Skate Park: Concrete Skate Park
  • Murry Park: Community Park and swimming complex
  • Veterans Park: Community Park 
  • Zalud Park: Community Park and tennis courts
Specialized Recreation
  • Porterville Sports Complex: Playing Fields
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Park (OHV Park): Casual riding for motorcycles and quads
  • Municipal Golf Course:  9-Hole Golf Course
  • Rails-to-Trails: Walking Trail
  • Tule River Parkway: Walking and Bike Trail
  • Egg Hunt
  • Freedom Fest
  • Rib Cook-Off
  • Veteran's Day Run/Walk (5K and 10K)
Visit the Parks and Leisure Services page for a full list of City Parks and Community Events. 

Other Community Facilities
Porterville Historic Museum

Recreational Facilities and Opportunities
Success Lake v2
  • Success Lake: Water skiing, fishing, hiking, and camping
  • The Mighty 190: Local tourism initiative focused on the enjoyment of the Giant Sequoias to the east of Porterville.

Porterville Public Library
Porterville Public Library

  • Porterville Public Library: The temporary location of the Porterville Library is currently 50 W. Olive Ave., Suite B.
  • Adult Learning Center
Learn more about local library services.

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