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Mission Vision Values

Published on: 2/13/2015 11:49 AM


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


The vision of the Santa Clara County Park and Recreation Department is to provide a sustainable system of diverse regional parks, trails and natural areas that connects people with the natural environment, supports healthy lifestyles, offers outstanding visitor experiences that renew the human spirit, while balancing recreation opportunities with the protection of natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources.

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