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...


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.

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2020 Volunteer Hours

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Miles of Trails

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Acres Protected

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Regional Parks

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Annual Visitors

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