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Mission Vision Values

Published on: 10/23/2013 1:27 PM


The mission of the Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Department is to provide, protect, and preserve regional parklands for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations.

Core Values

Values, the qualities that create the foundation upon which the vision and strategies for the County’s regional park system are built, are characterized in five themes. These themes are:

  • Quality of Life
  • Demand for Recreational Opportunities
  • Equitable Access
  • Optimal Park Use
  • Partnership


We create a growing and diverse system of regional parks, trails and open spaces of countywide significance that connects people with the natural environment, offers visitor experiences that renew the human spirit, and balances recreation opportunities with resource protection.

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