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.

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Santa Clara County Parks Gift Certificate

Available Now - County Parks Gift Certificates

‘Tis the season for adventure! Santa Clara County Parks Gift Certificates bring the joy of nature to your loved ones. Purchase today. 


Filipino Farmworkers

New Exhibit: Filipino Farmworkers at Cottle Ranch

Discover the significant contribution of Filipinos to California's agricultural labor force in the early to mid-20th century, specifically at Cottle Ranch, in our new exhibit at the Martial Cottle visitor center. Visitor center hours are 10am-4pm but actual open days and times vary. Call Martial Cottle Park for current hours, 408-535-4060.


PixInParks Challenge 2023

#PixInParks Challenge has Begun!

Lace up your boots!  It's time to get outside and connect with nature in the 7th and Final #PixInParks Challenge.  Challenge ends December 15, 2023.  

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Santa Clara County Parks is hiring!

Be part of a dedicated team that stewards over 52,000 acres of Santa Clara County’s finest natural resources and historic areas, along with a wide variety of recreational facilities like campgrounds, boating lakes, an OHV park, shooting range, and more. Learn more.


SCC Parks by the Numbers

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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