Welcome to Tulare County (TC) Parks and Recreation

 A division of the TC General Services Agency, TC Parks and Recreation is responsible for the operation and maintenance of 11 Parks Countywide. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for County residents and visitors by providing recreational and public learning opportunities, and to preserve natural resources in County Parks.

Balch Park Update

Balch Park will reopen for day-use and overnight camping on Friday, June 18, 2021. Park patrons will also be able to enjoy outdoor hiking and fishing. 

Please be advised:

  • Park patrons must use Bear Creek Road to gain access to the Park. Access to Balch Park Road will be restricted. 
  • Although the campground is open, many of the surrounding areas are still closed to the public due to continued cleanup efforts. 
  • Please do not enter restricted areas. 
  • Reservations ae not accepted and campsites are available on a first-come-first-served basis. 
  • Campsite 65 and 67 will remain closed until further notice.