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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.

Activities & Programs

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

  • Lunch program at Santa Clara Senior Center from 11 a.m. to 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 updates: SantaClaraCA.gov/Coronavirusupdates.

The City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department offers fun, engaging, educational, and healthy living programs for all ages. We support a vibrant active quality of life for all ages, abilities and interests of the Santa Clara community through excellent parks and recreational facilities, community services, programs, and events.Cover Art for 2020 Spring-Summer Activity Guide

See Winter 2020 Activity Guide.

Spring/Summer Session Registration

  • Resident online registration begins Thursday, Feb. 27 at 12:01 a.m.
  • Non-resident online registration begins Tuesday, Mar. 3, at 12:01 a.m.
  • Walk-in registration begins the week of Mar. 9, 2020
  • Spring Classes begin the week of Mar. 29, 2020.
  • Summer Classes begin the week of Jun. 7, 2020.

Online Registration

Register online at Active.net.

  • Create your own account, add members of your family, search, register and more! Easily find what you're looking for with an improved activity search; you can search for an activity by keyword, age, day, time, location or instructor. No additional fees are charged for Online Registration.

For tennis class registration and information visit www.LifetimeActivities.com.

Walk-in Registration

  • Walk-in registration can be completed at the following locations:
    • Community Recreation Center (CRC)
      •  969 Kiely Boulevard, Santa Clara | 408-615-3140Call: (408) 615-3140
    • Teen Center
      • 2446 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara | (408) 615-3740Call: (408) 615-3740
    • Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC) 
      • 2450 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara | 408-615-3760Call: (408) 615-3760
    • Senior Center
      • 1303 Fremont Street, Santa Clara | 408-615-3170Call: (408) 615-3170
  • Registration is first-come, first-served.
  • Fill out and bring a Registration Form, Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk Agreement and proof of residency (City of Santa Clara residents) to one of the above locations.
  • Payment accepted by credit card, cash or check. 
  • Mail-in Registration is accepted and is processed as time permits.

Am I a resident?

For program registration a resident is someone who:

  • Resides in the City of Santa Clara or a child who resides within the SCUSD boundaries.
  • Owns property in the City of Santa Clara or a child who residents within the SCUSD boundaries.
  • Is a child with grandparents living in the City of Santa Clara.

Proof of residency includes:

  • Current California Driver’s License or ID 
  • Current Utility bill
  • Property tax bill
  • Pre-printed checks
  • Current vehicle registration

Questions or problems registering? Please call 408-615-3140Call: 408-615-3140.

Drop-in Programs:

Adult Fitness
  • Group X (PDF)
  • Senior Swim 
  • Adult Lap Swim 

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