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Until further notice, the Department is not accepting new reservations. Due to COVID19 restrictions group reservations, day use, yurts and special events are not allowed, therefore we are not accepting new reservations. We are also not accepting RV or individual camping reservations due to the need to accommodate existing camping reservations under COVID19 protective measures. We hope to reopen RV and individual tent camping reservations soon.
What you need to know before visiting a County Park. There's plenty of good information in this short video for new and returning visitors on how to be prepared and to enjoy your County Parks safely.
Discover hikes featuring road-width trails to make social distancing easy. Our print version maps and a mapping tool will help you to stay on the path. Visitors should park in main parking lots to avoid overcrowded trailhead parking on weekends.
Boating, golf courses, archery ranges and disc golf courses are now open. Please refer to the safety protocols for specific restrictions prior to visiting.

Reservations are required for day use 7 days a week (and holidays) through July 31, 2020. We are requiring Uvas parking reservations through 7/31/2020. Please visit http://gooutsideandplay.org/​ or call 408-355-2201 to make your reservation.​

In 2018 the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted the Parks Department’s Strategic Plan which guides Department investments for the next ten years. Read the Executive Summary for the highlights of this exciting plan to serve all the residents of Santa Clara County and protect our precious natural and cultural resources.
94% of Santa Clara County Parks’ visitors are satisfied with their experience in the parks. Check out our Report to the Community to learn who park users are, what they do at parks and their desires for the future.
Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation Department accepts charitable donations to restore and improve our renowned open spaces. Trees, benches, shade structures and other items make great gifts to both your beneficiary and your favorite park.
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