Welcome to Santa Clara County Parks

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.

Featured Items & Upcoming Events

#PixInParks

#PixInParks

#PixInParks 2022 has begun! Lace up your hiking boots to explore seven magnificent trails, all hand-picked and nearby.  Get moving to earn a commemorative t-shirt or bandana. For any other questions, contact [email protected]PixInParks 2022 en Español

 

 

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Volunteer as a Camp Host and Live in a Park!

Love staying in parks in your RV or camper? We are looking for dedicated Camp Hosts at Mt Madonna, Alviso, Grant, and Coyote Lake. Camp Hosts contribute 20 hours  week to Operations, Maintenance, and Interpretation activities in exchange for a place to park their rig. Click here to learn more and apply!

 

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Summer Movie Nights: Bring your family and friends

Movie Nights are back! Bring a blanket or low-back lawn chair and watch family-friendly movies under the stars. Visit the calendar (listed as Summer Movie Night) for details and directions to the next movie event. Dogs are not allowed at movie nights.

 

 

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Share your opinions by taking our short survey

Santa Clara County Parks is partnering with EMC Research, a local, independent market research company, to conduct a survey of park visitors to gather opinions about our services and facilities. Your feedback will be used for research purposes only and your responses will remain completely confidential.

Start the survey.

 

 

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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25,310

2021 Volunteer Hours

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342

Miles of Trails

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52,000+

Acres Protected

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28

Regional Parks

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5,482,718

Annual Visitors

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