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Enjoy the slower pace, casual lifestyle, and 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 their participation in “Odyssey of the Mind” competitions and award-winning high school music programs. Harmony Magnet School is launching their new Engineering Academy. Porterville College serves as a true community partner offering a broad spectrum of career opportunities for local residents. The community hosts a variety of special events, such as the popular Iris Festival, Downtown Car Show, Hot August Bikes, 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.


Culture / Sports / Park / Recreation

Theatre and Fine Arts Description
Barn Theater Live performances
Porterville Art Center Art gallery and mixed media
Parks Description
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
Other Community Facilities  
Heritage Center Youth center, civic meetings, recreational activities, social gatherings, and cultural events
Porterville Historic Museum Museum
Zalud House Museum
Recreational Facilities and Opportunities
Lake Success Water skiing, fishing, hiking, and camping
Porterville Public Library Library
Adult Learning Center Library
Galaxy 9 Theatres Movie complex

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