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Our department is currently assisting the Public Health Department by deploying as many of our employees as possible to serve as Disaster Service Workers in support of the County’s mass vaccination efforts for COVID-19 relief.
If you enjoy outdoor photography, enter our calendar contest and submit your best photos taken in Santa Clara County's 28 magnificent parks.
Santa Clara County Parks will be returning to the collection of vehicle entry fees. The six-dollar ($6) collection fee will be effective April 5, 2021 at the parks listed. Other entrances have and will remain free to visitors.
Santa Clara County Parks has submitted an application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division for consideration of a 2021 grant to help fund Metcalf Motorcycle Park improvements and operations. Public comments are accepted through Monday, May 4, 2021.
Discover your Parks and some of their hidden gems through videos and live virtual programs.
Seven magnificent new hiking adventures hand picked, all nearby, to get you outside and experience new terrain and spectacular vistas. To entice you to escape to new destinatons, a commemorative t-shirt or bandana awaits those who complete the #PixInParks Challenge!
Per the public health order on January 25, 2021, camping can reopen. We are currently taking reservations for Feb. 1, 2021 through July 26, 2021. Make your camping reservation at www.gooutsideandplay.org.
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.
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.
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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