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.

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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Play Like a Miner: July 9th, 11am-3pm

Imagine a day in the life of a mercury miner and other 19th century residents of New Almaden at this fun family event featuring games, crafts, live music, and demonstrations, and mining-era activities for all ages. Come on down to the New Almaden Mining Museum between 11am and 3pm! Learn more about Play Like a Miner here

 

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Parks Wall Calendar

Treat yourself to a beautiful hanging wall calendar filled with 13 winning photos, each capturing iconic landscapes, roaming wildlife, and outstanding recreational activities taken by park visitors throughout Santa Clara County's regional park system. 
Click here to learn how to order your calendar.

 

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

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