Fresno Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Transactions and Use Tax
(also known as Measure P)



The purpose of the survey is to inform the Cultural Arts Plan which will identify needs in the arts and cultural community, prioritize outcomes and investments, and develop a vision and goals for the future of Fresno. The survey is linked below and available in English, Hmong/Hmoob, Punjabi/ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, Spanish/Espanol.

Cultural Arts Community Survey
(link to survey)

What is Measure P?

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Measure P helps ensure Fresno’s neighborhoods receive funding to improve and maintain our parks and facilities, create new parks and trails, and fund recreation, community, and arts programs.

The Fresno City Council adopted the Fresno Parks Master Plan, which was developed with extensive community input and feedback. It showed 80% of Fresno’s parks are in fair or poor condition and laid out a plan to improve our parks system. Measure P is a solution to make those improvements a reality.

The proceeds are utilized to fund specific purposes defined in the Measure P Ordinance.

  1. Improving and Maintaining Safe, Clean Neighborhood Parks and Playgrounds.
  2. New Neighborhood Parks; Senior and Youth Recreation Facilities.
  3. Youth and Senior Recreation Programs; After School Programs; and Job Training for Youth and Veterans.
  4. Expanded Access to Arts and Culture.
  5. Safe Walking and Biking Trails; Street Beautification and Litter Removal; and the San Joaquin River Parkway.
  6. Program implementation, planning and plan updates, program and project innovation, and audit and oversight support.

Read the Measure P Ordinance

How Do I Get Involved?

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  • The Parks Recreation and Arts Commission meets twice a month on Monday evenings at 5:30 pm. For a full view of the Commission’s meeting calendar, click the below link.
  • Agendas for the Parks Recreation and Arts Commission meetings can be found on the City of Fresno website. To view upcoming and previous agendas, click the below link.
  • Hearings: The Parks Recreation and Arts Commission is currently conducting hearings at the Commission Meetings to receive public input regarding allocations related to Measure P and the PARCS Department Budget. The City Council Chambers are open for public participation; however, members of the public are encouraged to participate electronically because of the reduced capacity of seating in the Chambers to allow for social distancing. Participants may register electronically in advance through the zoom link available on each meeting agenda.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do Measure P dollars benefit our community?
Investing in Fresno’s parks, trails, facilities, and programs helps keep the City of Fresno a desirable place to live, work, and raise a family. This continued investment improves the quality of life for all Fresnans while promoting community cohesion and engagement, from our youth to our seniors.

What types of programs and projects does Measure P fund?
Measure P funds are allocated for programs and projects that do one of the following:

  1. Provide clean, safe neighborhoods parks for all Fresno residents;
  2. Reduce crime and homelessness in parks;
  3. Update and maintain park bathrooms and playgrounds;
  4. Reduce graffiti and vandalism in parks;
  5. Maintain and improve after-school, youth, and senior recreational programs;
  6. Provide job training for at-risk youth and veterans;
  7. Beautify landscaping and remove weeds and litter along major roads and highways;
  8. Create parks in neighborhoods that don’t have good park access, including soccer and sports fields;
  9. Improve walking and biking access to parks and trails, including the San Joaquin River Parkway;
  10. Expand access to local arts and cultural programs.

Where do Measure P funds come from?
Measure P provides a guaranteed, local funding source for Fresno’s parks through a 3/8-cent sales tax in the City of Fresno. That’s an average of $39 per household each year (or just $3.25 each month), while items like groceries and medicine remain exempt from sales taxes. The initiative raises approximately $37.5 million per year and requires voter approval for renewal after 30 years.

What if I have more questions?
For questions or comments, please contact the City of Fresno PARCS Department at


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Presentations and Videos

Video recordings of the Parks Recreation and Arts Commission Meetings and materials presented can be found on the City’s Website. The agendas include hyperlinks to the meeting’s presentations.
Meetings: November 2021 to Current
Meetings: May 2021 to October 2021

Parks Recreation and Arts Commission

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The Parks Recreation and Arts Commission consists of nine (9) members. The nine-member Commission has been appointed by the Mayor and approved by City Council. The membership of the Commission reflects the cultural, demographic, and geographic diversity of the City, with at least one-third of the Commissioners residing in the highest-need neighborhoods

What is the Commission’s role?

The Commission’s primary authority on behalf of the City is to conduct hearings and receive public input on programs, facilities, and services funded with Measure P, and to make recommendations to the City Council for the adoption of Measure P expenditures in connection with the annual budget process.

Who serves on the Commission?

Chair – Kimberly McCoy
Vice Chair – Jon Dohlin
Commissioner – Dr. Francine Oputa
Commissioner – Harman Singh
Commissioner – Jose Leon Barraza
Commissioner – Maiyer Vang
Commissioner – Mona Nyandoro Cummings
Commissioner – Sarah Parkes
Commissioner – Scott Miller

2023 Parks Recreation and Arts Commission Calendar Final 

Cultural Arts Plan


Thank you to everyone who participated in the Cultural Arts Community Survey and Meetings this fall!

Over the next several weeks we will be turning your thoughts, ideas, and input into a new Cultural Arts Plan for our beautiful City. Once created, we can begin tapping into Measure P funds for arts and culture initiatives around Fresno.

We look forward to unveiling the first draft of the plan early next year! Stay tuned for updates on a final opportunity to comment on the draft plan during our public review period.


Gracias a todos los que han participado en la encuesta y las reuniones de la comunidad de las artes culturales este otoño.

Durante las próximas semanas convertiremos sus pensamientos, ideas y aportaciones en un nuevo Plan de Artes Culturales, o Cultural Arts Plan, para nuestra hermosa ciudad. Una vez creada, podremos empezar a aprovechar los fondos de la Medida P, o Measure P, para las iniciativas artísticas y culturales en todo Fresno

Esperamos desvelar el primer borrador del plan a principios del próximo año. Esté atento a las actualizaciones sobre la última oportunidad de comentar el borrador del plan durante nuestro periodo de revisión pública.


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Punjabi/ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ 

ਇਸ ਪਤਝੜ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੱਭਿਆਚਾਰਿਕ ਕਲਾ ਸਮੁਦਾਇ ਸਰਵੇਖਣ ਅਤੇ ਮੀਟਿੰਗਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਹਰ ਵਿਅਕਤੀ ਦਾ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ!

ਅਗਲੇ ਕੁਝ ਹਫ਼ਤਿਆਂ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਅਸੀਂ ਤੁਹਾਡੀਆਂ ਸੋਚਾਂ, ਵਿਚਾਰਾਂ, ਅਤੇ ਰਾਏ ਨੂੰ ਸਾਡੇ ਸੁੰਦਰ ਸ਼ਹਿਰ ਲਈ ਇੱਕ ਨਵੀਂ ਸੱਭਿਆਚਾਰਿਕ ਕਲਾ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਵਿੱਚ ਬਦਲਾਂਗੇ। ਇਸ ਦੇ ਤਿਆਰ ਹੋ ਜਾਣ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ, ਅਸੀਂ ਫ੍ਰੈਜ਼ਨੋ ਦੇ ਆਲੇ-ਦੁਆਲੇ ਕਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਸੱਭਿਆਚਾਰ ਦੀਆਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਲਈ Measure P ਫੰਡਾਂ ਦੀ ਵਰਤੋਂ ਕਰਨਾ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਕਰ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਾਂ।

ਅਸੀਂ ਅਗਲੇ ਸਾਲ ਦੇ ਸ਼ੁਰੂ ਵਿੱਚ ਯੋਜਨਾ ਦੇ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਡਰਾਫਟ ਦਾ ਉਦਘਾਟਨ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਉਮੀਦ ਕਰਦੇ ਹਾਂ! ਸਾਡੀ ਜਨਤਕ ਸਮੀਖਿਆ ਮਿਆਦ ਦੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਡਰਾਫਟ ਯੋਜਨਾ ‘ਤੇ ਟਿੱਪਣੀ ਕਰਨ ਦੇ ਅੰਤਮ ਮੌਕੇ ਬਾਰੇ ਅਪਡੇਟਾਂ ਲਈ ਧਿਆਨ ਰੱਖੋ।

Youth Fee Waiver Program

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Questions? Call PARCS
Customer Service Team at:

(559) 621-7529