Santa Clara County acquired its first parkland in 1924, purchasing 400 acres near Cupertino which became Stevens Creek County Park. In 1956, the Department of Parks and Recreation was formed. Currently, the regional parks system has expanded to 28 parks encompassing nearly 45,000 acres.
County Parks are regional parks - located close to home, yet away from the pressures of the valley's urban lifestyle. The parks offer opportunities for recreation in a natural environment to all County residents. Regional parks are larger in size, usually more than 200 acres, than local neighborhood or community parks. Many of the County's regional parks also feature points of local historic interest.
General Contact Information:
Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department
298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: (408) 355-2200 (Monday thru Friday, 8am to 5pm, except holidays)
Email: email@example.com (If you are sending mail to a specific employee please indicate their name in the subject header and the mail will be forwarded)
Fax: (408) 355-2290
Phone: (408) 355-2201 (Reservations Office: Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
Website: https://gooutsideandplay.org (For online camping and group picnic reservations)