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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Evening with a King | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
California kingsnake on rock

Evening with a King
Thursday, June 20, 4-5 pm | Martial Cottle Park Visitor Center

On June 20th, you can come hang out with a California kingsnake. This program offers you, your friends, and your family the chance to meet Morticia, Santa Clara County Parks’ kingsnake, and learn why she is so well adapted to the habitats that surround the Santa Clara Valley and beyond!

Suitable for all ages. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. Questions? [email protected].

Thursday, June 20, 2024
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

5283 Snell Ave
San Jose , CA 95136
United States

Discover the natural and cultural history of the area on a paddle tour of the reservoir. Experienced paddlers only. No instruction or equipment is provided. Meet at launch ramp with your kayak/canoe, life jacket (PFD) and 2 glow sticks per person. $6 vehicle entrance fee and $4 vessel inspection fee collected at park. Reservations online or (408) 355-2240

Event Type:
Public Programs
Thursday, June 20, 2024
8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

11401 Stevens Canyon Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

Friday, June 21, 2024

Create-a-Park Craft

Do you have a favorite park? What features do you like most about it? Enjoy a free craft

where you can create your very own park or make a colorful animal mask while learning about the great outdoors!

Learn more and help us celebrate National Great Outdoors Month, by joining a Crafternoon at Almaden Quicksilver County Park's Mining Museum at Casa Grande! (Address: 21350 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120)

Free drop in event, great for all ages.  Questions? Email [email protected]

Event Type:
Public Programs
Friday, June 21, 2024
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

21350 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
United States

Family Twilight Stroll | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A trail that is bordered by trees on the left side and a grassy hillside on the right.

Family Twilight Oak Stroll
Friday, June 21, 7-8 pm | Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch, Santa Teresa County Park

Take your family out on a free guided nature walk in the late-afternoon light and explore an Oak Woodland ecosystem along the historic trails around Bernal Ranch. Learn about the value of this protected land for both animals and the people of the Santa Clara Valley. Recommended for groups of all ages. 

Reservations are required. Sign up here! Questions? Email [email protected]

Friday, June 21, 2024
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

372 Manila Dr
San Jose, CA 95119
United States

Saturday, June 22, 2024

A Taste of Archery | 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Join the Black Mountain Bowmen to learn how to shoot a compound or recurve bow. Ages 7 and up with parent. A mandatory safety class and equipment.

Ages 7 - adult (Families welcome) Please bring a snack, water and sunscreen. Dress in layers. Black Mountain bowman will provide the equipment which has been donated by Predator's Archery in Gilroy.

Reservations online 

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Event Type:
Public Programs
Saturday, June 22, 2024
8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

317 Bayliss Dr
San Jose, CA 95139
United States

Volunteers cleaning up weeds at Hellyer Park

There are many ways to keep your park beautiful! If you are looking to get outside and connect with new people right in your backyard, this is the opportunity for you! California native plants play an important role in the health of our parks. To help them thrive, we have to work together to remove non-native and invasive plants.

Locations include Hellyer Park's Velodrome, Dog Park, and east side of Cottonwood Lake. The Maintenance Crew has greatly appreciated the work that volunteers have done all around the main park over the past year, so keep it up!

Please bring a water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and work gloves if you have them.

All ages welcome!

SIGN UP HERE

Event Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, June 22, 2024
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

A Taste of Archery | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join the Black Mountain Bowmen to learn how to shoot a compound or recurve bow. Ages 7 and up with parent. A mandatory safety class and equipment.

Ages 7 - adult (Families welcome) Please bring a snack, water and sunscreen. Dress in layers. Black Mountain bowman will provide the equipment.

Reservations online

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Event Type:
Public Programs
Saturday, June 22, 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

317 Bayliss Dr
San Jose, CA 95139
United States

Ranger pointing to a "Welcome to our Home" habitat poster while Junior Rangers look at the poster

Discover a new County Park on the last Saturday of each month as we explore, learn about, and respect nature in this 1-hour family program.
After completion of 3 park explorations, Junior Rangers can submit their completed logbook and receive the Santa Clara County Junior Ranger badge.
Best for ages 7-12. Registration required. 

Register here

Questions? Email [email protected] 

Event Type:
Junior Rangers
Saturday, June 22, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

11401 Stevens Canyon Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
United States

Create-a-Park Craft

Do you have a favorite park? What features do you like most about it? Enjoy a free craft

where you can create your very own park or make a colorful animal mask while learning about the great outdoors!

Learn more and help us celebrate National Great Outdoors Month, by joining a Crafternoon at Almaden Quicksilver County Park's Mining Museum at Casa Grande! (Address: 21350 Almaden Rd, San Jose, CA 95120)

Free drop in event, great for all ages.  Questions? Email [email protected]

Event Type:
Public Programs
Saturday, June 22, 2024
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

21350 Almaden Rd
San Jose, CA 95120
United States

listing of 2024 summer movie night events

Bring family and friends to watch Luca at Anderson Lake County Park. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the movie under the stars. FREE admission, $6 parking

Saturday, June 22, 2024
8:45 PM to 10:20 PM

19245 Malaguerra Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
United States

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