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A statewide Stay at Home order is in effect until further notice. For local updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak , visit SantaClaraCA.gov/CoronavirusUpdates.

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Coronavirus Update Regarding Parks & Recreation (Updated March 16, 2020):

City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation will be closing all facilities, programs and activities in alignment with the County Health Department directions and timeframes. Effective 12 a.m. March 14, 2020, through April 5 (minimum) this includes closure/cancellation of:

  • Community Recreation Center Building, Programs and Activities
  • Park Group Picnic and Park Building Reservations
  • Youth Activity Center, Teen Center, and Skate Park Facilities
  • Early childhood education/preschool programs
  • Therapeutic Recreation Services
  • Adult sports at City park facilities/fields
  • Youth sport programs at City park facilities/fields
  • Classes and activities for any recreation contractual program provider in City or other contracted facilities
  • Gymnastics and Lifetime Tennis Classes
  • All programs at ISC, except individual swim
  • All Special Events and concerts
  • Youth Commission Meeting and Activities (March & April)
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting (March & April)
  • Senior Advisory Commission Meeting (March & April)
  • Cultural Commission Meeting & Activities (March & April)

Programs that will continue based on ability to conform to County Health Department guidelines of maximum social distancing, handwashing, no physical contacts, frequent sanitizing pre and post program, health check ins:

  • Lunch program at senior center 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. A “to go” option will be available for those who need it. Please call the Front Desk at 408-615-3170 if you need to schedule appointments or would like to order lunch “to go”
  • Playgrounds and park restrooms for individual use only

To meet the needs of the public and staff the Senior Center 408-615-3170 will be available by phone Monday -  Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Parks and Recreation Department provides planning, development, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation of the City's 26 neighborhood parks, five mini parks, one community park, three open space sites and 14 recreation facilities. Recreation facilities include Community Centers, neighborhood park buildings and ten joint use facilities, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic areas, turf, trees, vegetation and athletic fields. We aim to promote the use of safe, clean and attractive facilities for enjoyment and quality of life for all ages and abilities. The Department assists the public with facility rentals, community services, cultural programs and special events, enhanced natural environments, as well as sports and aquatics opportunities. The Cemetery Division maintains 33,000 interment sites in a peaceful public park.

For more information, visit our About Parks & Recreation page.

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