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About The District

The Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) is an independent special district, a separate government agency from the City of Vallejo, that provides parks and recreation programs for children, families, and seniors in Vallejo.

GVRD was established on July 14, 1944, and its operations are governed by California's Public Resources Code §5780 et seq.

GVRD operates primarily by means of locally-controlled funding and also receives revenue from fees for services, park entrances, programs, and facility rentals. Grants and park dedication permit fees assist in the provision of new park development projects and ongoing maintenance.

GVRD manages 407 acres of public park space including 20 neighborhood parks, 10 community parks, 6 special-purpose parks, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and 4 community centers. GVRD maintains over 1,000 acres of public land and offers programs that benefit over 120,000 Vallejo residents of all ages each year.

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