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

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Volunteers Needed for Day on the Bay at Alviso Marina

We are seeking volunteers on Saturday, October 8th for Day on the Bay! This fun-filled festival along the South Bay shores of Alviso features a health resource fair, mobile COVID-19 vaccination clinic and flu shots, games, kayak rides, and a festive celebration of our diverse cultures - all made possible by volunteers like you! Won't you join us? Sign up here!

 

 

Virtual Junior Rangers

Virtual Junior Rangers

Become a Junior Ranger by attending a series of eight after-school sessions for ages 7-12, taking place on Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from October 25-November 3. Fall season topics include Bats, Creepy Crawlies, Astronomy, and Basic First Aid. For a complete list of topics, check out the program flyer HERE. Registration is required, Sign up today! 

 

 

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#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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Trail Watch Academy Virtual Training

Love to hike in our parks? As a Trail Watch volunteer, you could patrol our trails and help make sure our parks remain safe and welcoming for all! Our next Trail Watch Academy Training will be held online on Saturday, November 5th - sign up here!

 

 

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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