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October Parks & Recreation News

Kids Rock, Jack and the Beanstock, Composting, Halloween Spooktacular, and more!

Post Date:10/01/2017 9:00 AM
  • ContactCommunity Recreation Center
  • Phone Number(408) 615-3140

Fall Registration Information

Fall registration is open. Register online, or in person now.
See the Fall Activity Guide.

 Register Now

 Register for tennis, badminton or table tennis classes with Lifetime Activities.

Winter Registration Schedule
Activity guide mailed beginning November 29.
Resident online registration begins December 5.
Non-resident online registration begins December 7.
Walk-in registration begins December 13.

Community Outreach for Parks Projects

In September 2013 Council adopted a goal to “Enhance Community Sports and Recreational Assets.”  Since then, the City of Santa Clara has prioritized and allocated available funding for the replacement of park playgrounds and renovation of related facilities to meet accessibility, consumer product safety guidelines, and to improve the recreational play value.  Opportunities for community input on this year’s projects are available through the Parks & Recreation Commission, “Open City Hall” surveys, and planned neighborhood meetings.  Please join us for the following meeting: 

Central Park Master Plan – A vision for Central Park
October 18, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center (969 Kiely Blvd.)

Montague Park Rehabilitation Project
October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Montague Park Building Park Building (3595 MacGregor Ln.)

Homeridge Park Playground & Park Rehabilitation Project
October 21, 2017 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Homeridge Park (2985 Stevenson Street), if it rains the meeting will move to the Community Recreation Center (969 Kiely Blvd.)

Bowers Park Playground Rehabilitation Project
October 26, 2017 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Teen Center (2446 Cabrillo Ave.)

For questions, please contact Kimberly Castro, Recreation Manager, (408) 615-3140 or

Kids Rock Event at the YAC

Friday, October 6, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), 2450 Cabrillo Avenue
Ages: At least 5 but less than 11, special event for kids in grades K- 5TH
Fees:  Resident- $10.00/Non-res. $13, Class #10799

 Register Now

Held at the Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), Kids Rock is an event for grade school kids (Kindergarten-5th) to enjoy a special night of activities that includes bounce house fun, arts & crafts, recreation games, pizza & juice, and tons of YAC fun!!  Athletic shoes and good attitudes are required!

Pre-register online or at the YAC, 2450 Cabrillo Avenue.  For more information, call (408) 615-3760 or check out our flyer.

Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movies Presents- SING

Friday, October 20, 6:45 p.m.
Rated PG / 1 hour 45 Min
Central Park, behind the Central Library, 2635 Homestead Road

Join us for free, outdoor movies in the City of Santa Clara! Our movies are always family-friendly!
Popcorn, fruit snacks, and water will be on sale to support the Youth Commission’s Community Service Scholarship.

Register Now

For more info, please call (408) 615-3740.

Roberta Jones Junior Theatre Presents Jack and the Beanstalk

From the Collection of English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Adaptation and Lyrics by Jim Eiler
Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy
Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children (ages 3-18), and are available online at or in person at the Community Recreation Center front desk.

October 27 & 28 & November 3 & 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
October 29 & November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Mary Louise Mello Auditorium
Community Recreation Center
969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara

‘SPOOKTACULAR’ Children’s Halloween Party

Tuesday, October 31, 3:00-6:00 p.m.
Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), 2450 Cabrillo Avenue
Ages:  pre-K through 5th grade

Come celebrate at the annual Children’s Halloween Party, sponsored by the Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department.  Don’t miss this FREE event that includes carnival games, bounce houses, arts and crafts, entertainment, costume contest and lots of treats!  Also, visit the Fire Department, Police Department and Library booths.  Refreshments will be sold by the Youth Commission. Preschool age children through 5tt grade are welcome to participate, and everyone is encouraged to come in costume.

For more information, call the YAC at (408) 615-3760.

Free Flu Vaccination Clinic

Thursday, October 5, 9:00-11:30 a.m.
Santa Clara Senior Center- Room 231, 2nd floor, 1303 Fremont Street

All adults, 18 years and older, are eligible with the exception of women who are pregnant and those who are Kaiser members. Expecting moms and Kaiser members should see their healthcare providers.

San Tomas & Monroe Neighborhood & Community Garden

Sign up to be on the Community Garden interest list and receive information about programs and opportunities as the park is developed.

Register Now

Sign up for an evening composting workshop on October 23.

Upcoming Parks Projects

Are you interested in seeing what improvements are being planned for City of Santa Clara Parks? Check out the Parks Projects page on the City website!

See Parks Project Page

Lap Swim at the International Swim Center

Ages 18 and older
Monday-Friday, 12:00-1:30 p.m.
$6.00 per visit per person

Noon Hour Lap Swim at the International Swim Center is open to adults, age 18 and over, children are not allowed on pool deck. Admission is $6.00 per person, passes may be purchased at a discounted rate at the Community Recreation Center. Proof of Santa Clara residency required.

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Current Calendars & Schedules (calendars will update at the change of the month)

Facility Closures

City offices will be closed on Monday, October 9, for Columbus Day.


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