The following is a listing of Santa Clara County parks.
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Almaden Quicksilver County Park
Welcome to Almaden Quicksilver County Park, spectacular in natural diversity and a landmark of California history. The park is the site of over 135 years of mining activities and former home to more than 1,800 miners and their families. The park encompasses 4,147 acres, occupying a majority of Capitancillos Ridge. During early spring, the park offers one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in the region. Remnants of the mining era also offer an exciting look into the mining operations of the latter part of the 19th century.
Alviso Marina County Park
This 17-acre bayside park provides opportunities for boating, picnicking and birdwatching, as well as access to other public lands for seasonal hiking and mountain bicycling.
Anderson Lake County Park
Anderson Lake County Park is the site of Santa Clara County's largest reservoir. The 3,109-acre Anderson Park also features the Coyote Creek Parkway multiple use trails, the Jackson Ranch historic park site, the Moses L. Rosendin Park, and the Burnett Park area. This unique combination of recreational resources make Anderson Lake County Park a magnet for power boat enthusiasts, bicyclists, equestrians, picnickers, and nature lovers. Enjoy your visit today, and return often to experience the many recreational opportunities of Anderson Lake County Park.
Calero County Park
Welcome to Calero County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most diverse regional park and recreation areas. Once part of the Pueblo lands of San Jose, and Rancho San Vincente land grant, this 4,455-acre park is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Two distinct areas define this park: the reservoir, which offers a host of water-oriented recreational activities, and the adjoining "back country" which reveals to the visitor California Oak woodland, chapparal riparian plant communities and associated wildlife habitats. During the months of March, April and May the "back country" offers a spectacular display of wildflowers. In addition, the park offers breathtaking views of southern Santa Clara County and the surrounding Santa Cruz Mountain Range.
Chesbro Reservoir County Park
Welcome to Chesbro Reservoir County Park. This beautiful and scenic 216-acre park and reservoir is located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains west of Morgan Hill. The reservoir's rural setting is located just minutes from Morgan Hill and Gilroy. The park includes a man-made reservoir available for shore-line fishing.
Chitactac-Adams County Park
Welcome to Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park. This beautiful and culturally significant four-acre park site is located just minutes from the cities of Gilroy and Morgan Hill. The park features the beautiful Uvas Creek and a wealth of cultural artifacts including bedrock mortars and petroglyphs left by the Ohlone Indians. The park includes a self-guided interpretive walk and an interpretive shelter focusing on Ohlone Indian culture and the Adams schoolhouse which was sited on this property from the 1850s until 1956.
Coyote Creek Parkway
This scenic parkway meanders along Coyote Creek for 15 miles. The north portion features a paved multi-use trail popular with bicyclists, rollerbladers, and hikers. South of Metcalf Road, an equestrian trail parallels the paved trail. Public transit is available to Coyote Creek Parkway.
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
This 4,595-acre park - featuring a 635-acre lake- provides visitors with camping (including an 18-site RV campground with water and power at each site). Coyote Lake has launch facilities which allow use by powerboats and jetskis, There are also 35 miles of horse, bicycle and hiking trails in this beautiful park nestled in the Diablo Range east of the City of Gilroy. Licensed dogs are also welcome on a 6 ft. leash.
Ed Levin County Park
Welcome to Ed R. Levin County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most unique regional park and recreation areas. This 1,539 acre park combines the traditional features of an urban park such as picnicking, fishing and play areas, with the complex trail system of many regional wilderness parks. Ed Levin's expansive lawn areas make it an ideal spot for family outings, while the rolling grasslands and Oak woodlands are available to visitors looking for a back-to-nature experience. The park's Monument Peak provides a spectacular view of the valley floor and the San Francisco Bay. Enjoy your visit, and return often to enjoy the many unique aspects of Ed R. Levin County Park. Also featured at the park is an expansive off-leash dog park for large and small dogs alike! Owned and operated by the City of Milpitas this dog park is one of the most popular features in Ed Levin County Park.
Field Sports Park
The County's only publicly owned firing range provides opportunities for rifle and pistol, as well as trap and skeet shooting. League activity and special events take place year-round. Located in south San Jose, Field Sports Park is staffed and supervised by qualified rangemasters at all times.
Hellyer County Park
Welcome to Hellyer County Park and the Coyote Creek Parkway. This 205-acre urban park is located in the heart of Santa Clara County''s regional park system. The Coyote Creek, which meanders through the center of the park, is the focus of the park''s natural environment. A thick undergrowth and tall trees characterize the well defined creek channel which is home to many different species of wildlife. Visitors to the park can escape from the nearby hustle of city life and enjoy the quiet solitude of Hellyer County Park and the Coyote Creek
Joseph D. Grant County Park
Welcome to Joseph D. Grant County Park, the largest of Santa Clara County's regional park and recreation areas. This 9,553 acre park includes some of the County''s finest open space resources, as well as rich environmental, cultural and recreational assets. The landscape is characteristic of the east foothills of the Santa Clara Valley with grasslands and majestic oak trees. As part of the park's tradition and history, cattle grazing currently takes place in some areas, and is monitored under a resource management plan.
Lexington Reservoir County Park
Welcome to Lexington Reservoir County Park. This beautiful and scenic 941 acre park and reservoir is just minutes from the urban centers of Santa Clara County. The park includes the 475 acre man made reservoir available for shore-line fishing. The County park is also part of a chain of parks and open spaces connected by the Bay Area Ridge Trail, which, when completed, will connect Sanborn with Almaden Quicksilver County Parks as well as Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and other parks in the greater San Francisco Bay region.
Los Gatos Creek Trail
Welcome to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. This important link in the Santa Clara County trail system is an example of interagency cooperation and planning. Along its present nine mile length, the trail offers opportunities for pedestrians, hikers, bicyclists, and nature lovers. It is also a work in progress, with future development offering more exciting recreational opportunities while tying Santa Clara County together with a regional trail network.
Motorcycle County Park
Welcome to Motorcycle County Park, the County park system's only off-road vehicle park. This 459 acre park is located in the grass covered hills of south east Santa Clara Valley. Motorcycle County Park offers trails for the advanced and beginner motorcyclist and ATV rider. In addition to the 20 miles of dirt trails, there are Motocross and Quarter Midget tracks, picnic areas and restroom facilities.
Mt. Madonna County Park
Welcome to Mt. Madonna County Park, one of the most majestic of Santa Clara County''s regional park and recreation areas. This 3,688 acre park is dominated by the redwood forest so characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. To the east, the park overlooks the Santa Clara Valley, to the west, Monterey Bay. As the slopes of Mt. Madonna descend toward the valley, the landscape changes from redwood forest to oak woodland, dense chaparral and grassy meadows. Park visitors may learn about areas where Ohlone Indians hunted and harvested, and will understand why cattle baron Henry Miller spent his summers here. Enjoy your visit today, and return often to the pristine redwood forest of Mt. Madonna County Park.
Welcome to Penitencia Creek County Park. This 134 acre linear park and regional trail incorporates parklands and open space from a number of agencies including Santa Clara County, the City of San Jose and the Santa Clara Valley Water District. This four mile trail follows Penitencia Creek from the 700 acre Alum Rock Regional Park (City of San Jose) to its confluence with Coyote Creek. The trail is incomplete at this time, however, a majority of the trail is developed and is open to public use and enjoyment.
Rancho San Antonio County Park
Welcome to Rancho San Antonio County Park, one of Santa Clara County's most popular parks. Rancho San Antonio County Park is leased by the County of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD). This 165 acre County Park, combined with the adjacent 2,135 Midpeninsula Regional Open Space Preserve (MROSD), provides 2,300 acres of trails and other recreational features. Through a lease agreement, MROSD now manages the entire park. For information, please call 650-691-1200.
Sanborn County Park
Welcome to Sanborn County Park. This lushly wooded park of over 3,688 acres, is nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Saratoga and Skyline Boulevard. This mountain park of redwoods and tan bark oak, offers hiking, camping, RV camping and picnicking opportunities year round. Enjoy your visit today and return often to experience the many features of Sanborn County Park.
Santa Teresa County Park
Welcome to Santa Teresa County Park located in the Santa Teresa Hills ten miles south of downtown San Jose. This diverse 1,627 acre park, rich in history, offers spectacular views from its trails above the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys. The secluded upland valleys of the park provide a quiet interlude for exploring the natural environment minutes away from the surrounding developed areas.
Stevens Creek County Park
Welcome to Stevens Creek County Park. The beautiful 1,077 acre park offers widely diverse recreational amenities, including the 92-acre reservoir. Visitors may enjoy exploring the remnants of the historic Villa Maria orchard.
Sunnyvale Baylands Park
Operated by the City of Sunnyvale, this park has a unique blending of natural preserved wetland areas, with the picnic and playground features of a traditional community park. Adjacent to the park is the Twin Creeks Sports complex.
Baylands Park provides over seventy acres of developed parkland offering active recreation, pathways and picnic areas for families and large groups. An additional 105 acres of seasonal wetlands is protected as a Wetlands Preserve providing habitat for plants and wildlife.
Upper Stevens Creek County Park
This 1,095 acre Santa Cruz mountain redwood park offers a wilderness experience for visitors interested in the park's mature stands of douglas fir and redwoods. The park is also popular with mountain bicyclists and for its 11 miles of long hiking trails and valley vistas. This park offers lush, densely wooded trails for a variety of users. The unique combination of recreational resources and natural beauty make Upper Stevens Creek County Park a magnet for hikers, bicyclists, equestrians, and nature lovers.
Uvas Canyon County Park
Welcome to Uvas Canyon County Park. This lushly wooded park of 1,133 acres, is nestled in upper Uvas Canyon on the eastern side of the Santa Cruz Mountains. This mountain park offers hiking, camping and picnicking opportunities throughout most of the year. Enjoy your visit today and return often to experience the many features of Uvas Canyon County Park.
Uvas Creek Park Preserve
This 95 acre greenbelt preserve is operated by the City of Gilroy. The Uvas Creek, which meanders through the center of the preserve, is its defining characteristic. A paved trail runs for 1.9 miles along the boundary of the preserve.
Welcome to Uvas Reservoir. This beautiful and scenic 626 acre park and reservoir is nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains, just minutes from Morgan Hill and Gilroy. The park includes the 286 acre man-made reservoir available for non-gas powered boat use and fishing.
Vasona and Los Gatos Creek County Parks
Welcome to Vasona Lake County Park and the Los Gatos Creek Parkway. The 150 acre park and connecting parkway are the most popular of Santa Clara County''s regional park and recreation areas.
For the sixth consecutive year, Santa Clara County Parks and South Bay Folks team up to bring you free, outdoor concerts every Saturday in June and July.
Villa Montalvo Art Center
Once the grand estate of Senator James Phelan, this 137 acre park offers a peaceful environment among formal gardens. The expansive lawn area is a favorite site for outdoor weddings. There are also miles of hiking trails within the park grounds. The Villa Montalvo Association manages all areas except the hiking trails above the Villa, managed by County Parks, and hosts a summer concert series.