Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation

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.

Santa Clara County Parks strives to provide all visitors a place where diversity and inclusivity is valued and makes every effort to provide access to outstanding recreational opportunities, a rich cultural historical legacy, and an expansive regional trail system for all to enjoy.

Special Events


Fantasy of Lights

Fantasy of Lights, the spectacular 1.5 mile drive and walk-through extravaganza of holiday lights and displays at Vasona Lake County Park. For tickets and info...


#PixInParks

It's not too late to participate in the #PixInParks Challenge - you have until December 15th to complete your hikes! To take on the challenge...


Quicksilver History Hike

Explore what remains of the once-bustling mining operations in the hills above New Almaden. To join us...

SCC Parks Milestones

Since the first County parkland was acquired in 1924, the Santa Clara County Parks system has grown to include 28 regional parks encompassing over 52,000 acres of land. We at Santa Clara County Parks are committed to balancing the need for public use of parks and recreational lands with preserving the natural beauty of our area, including wildlife refuges and historic sites.

Volunteer Hours Icon

3731

2020 Volunteer Hours

Miles of Trails Icon

342

Miles of Trails

Acres Protected Icon

52,000+

Acres Protected

Regional Parks Icon

28

Regional Parks

Annual Visitors Icon

5,482,718

Annual Visitors

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