Cutler Park (Visalia, California)

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Cutler Park
TypeUrban park
LocationEast, Visalia, California
Coordinates36°21′00″N 119°13′42″W / 36.35000°N 119.22833°W / 36.35000; -119.22833 (Cutler Park)Coordinates: 36°21′00″N 119°13′42″W / 36.35000°N 119.22833°W / 36.35000; -119.22833 (Cutler Park)[1]
Area70 acres (28 ha)
Created1919
Operated byTulare County Department of Parks & Recreation
OpenAll year

Cutler Park is a large municipal park at the eastern end of Visalia, California near Venice Hills. The park covers 70 acres (0.28 km2; 0.11 sq mi) of land. It is one of the largest Valley Oak Woodlands in Central California.

History[edit]

In 1919, John Cutler Jr. donated a heavily wooded 70-acre (280,000 m2) parcel to the County of Tulare for a park. Located adjacent to the St. Johns River on Houston Avenue, the park was named in honor of the donor's father, John cutler, an 1852 pioneer of Tulare County. The senior Cutler was a big farmer and one of Tulare County's first judges.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cutler Parkk
  2. ^ Terry L. Ommen, Then & Now: Visalia, Stately Statues and Delightful Diversions, (Charleston, South Carolina: 2008):18.