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May Parks & Recreation News

Registration, Programs, Events & More!

Post Date:05/02/2018 1:47 PM
  • ContactCommunity Recreation Center
  • Phone Number408-615-3140

Registration Information

The 2018 Spring/Summer Activity Guide is available online and in-person at City facilities.

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Summer programs begin the week of June 10.

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

Are you searching for a flexible work out opportunity? We have Drop-in Group Exercise!!!

Age 16+
Drop-in $5.50 per class, passes are available at the CRC in multiples of 4.
Community Recreation Center (CRC), 969 Kiely Boulevard

Time varies- see schedule and pass cost

Classes are held year-round at the CRC. Classes are taught by certified instructors. Each workout includes a warm-up, cardiovascular workout, and cool down. Hand weights and other accessories are provided. Please bring a towel and water bottle. Athletic shoes are required (no street or black-soled shoes). Participants will not be admitted if arriving 15+ minutes after class starts.

Babysitting for children 6 months or older is available Monday through Friday, 9:00-10:15 a.m., for $2.50 per child, per class. First-come, first-served policy is employed. Parent/Guardian must be participating in a class at the CRC during the same time to use this service.

Jr. Giants Summer Program: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership & Teamwork

Age 5-7 years meet Mondays & Wednesdays; Age 8-10 years meet Tuesdays & Thursdays
YAC - Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center, 2450 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara
June 13, 2018 – August 2, 2018
Registration began on April 8th and is free.

Jr. Giants is a free, non-competitive, co-ed baseball program for youth age 5-10. Working together with local agencies, families and volunteers, San Francisco Jr. Giants reaches into communities and offers youth a chance to learn the basics of baseball during the summer while also discovering the importance of essential life skills: Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork, Health, Education and Bullying Prevention.

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Inclusive Makerspace Event to be Held on Saturday, May 5, 2018

Individuals with special needs
Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Central Library, 2635 Homestead Road

This event is intended for individuals with special needs to experience STEM-related activities in an inclusive and interactive environment. Approximately 10 creation stations will be available for participants to make things that click, move, and shine! This event is co-hosted by the Youth Commission, Library, and Therapeutic Recreation Services.

Private Swim Lessons for Youth & Adults

Looking for a more individualized swim lesson? Trained swim instructors will work with you or your child to build on existing swimming skills. Instructors will evaluate and work with you or your child to improve on strokes, be more comfortable in the water and become a more confident swimmer. 

Register for private adult swim classes.

Register for private youth swim classes.

Summer Gymnastics Camp

Age 3-15
Camp available weekly through the summer
Earl Carmichael Park, 3445 Benton Street

The City of Santa Clara and California Sport Center is offering an exciting summer gymnastics program for youth ages 3-15 years. Campers will meet at Earl Carmichael Park. Each day includes fun indoor and outdoor activities focused around gymnastics skills and fundamentals. Both full day and half-day options are available.

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Health & Wellness Program:  California Phones

Age 50+
Thursday, May 3rd, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street, 2nd Floor

Outreach specialists from the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) will provide information and assistance in obtaining specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial, and call.  CTAP provides free specialized phones, and accessories for mobile phones, to all qualified Californians.  They will be set up in the Health & Wellness Program lobby area on the second floor of the Senior Center.  Drop by to see if they can help you with a free phone!

Diabetes Self-Management Workshop

Ages 50+
Wednesdays, May 23rd – June 27th, 9am -11:30am
Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street,

Diabetes Self-Management Program is a weekly, peer-taught health education workshop for older adults with diabetes. It’s an evidence-based, six-session program designed by Stanford's Patient Education Center and provided by The Health Trust. The workshop goal is to help you take day-to-day responsibility for your care by increasing the skills necessary to manage your diabetes and to work effectively with your health care professionals. This series is informative, effective, and fun, too!  For more information or to register, please call The Health Trust at 408-961-9877. This workshop is free of charge. Please note that new participants may enroll only up to Session 2.  After Session 2, enrollment is closed and anyone new is encouraged to wait for the start of the next series.

Senior Center Cinema:  Happy Tears

Ages 50+
Wednesday, May 23rd, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street, Room 232

The Health & Wellness Program hosts free movies shown quarterly.  May’s movie is Happy Tears (2010), a wacky comedy starring Rip Torn and Demi Moore.  Parker Posey and Ellen Barkin play estranged siblings, Jayne and Laura, who are brought back together for a reason that's hard to deny, to care for an aging parent.  Joe, their father, seems like a fairly clear-cut case: he obviously belongs in a home.  Or does he?  Joe presents not so much a problem for Jayne and Laura as an opportunity for their family to grow and reconnect.  Join us for some laughs and some thoughts about long term care and family.

Active Living Every Day – New Session!

Ages 50+
Thursdays, May 31st – August 16th, 10:30am – 11:30am
Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street

The first session of Active Living Every Day at the Santa Clara Senior Center was a hit!  Did you miss it?  No worries, a second session has been scheduled – sign up now; spaces are limited.  Active Living Every Day is a unique, evidenced-based program that help you learn the skills to become and stay physically active.  Based on the research study Project Active at The Cooper Institute and led by trained instructors, we offer a supportive, fun, and engaging atmosphere for participants.  This program is FREE and registration in advance is required.  See the Senior Center Front Desk or register online. 

Instructors:  Joli Erpe, Therapeutic Recreation Program, and Wendy Talbert, RN, BSN, Health & Wellness Program.

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Caregivers Connect:  A Group to Share Tips, Ideas & Resources

First Thursday of each month, 10:30am – 12:00 p.m.
Santa Clara Senior Center, 1303 Fremont Street, Room 205

There’s no instruction manual for being a family caregiver. Learning everything by trial and error is frustrating, difficult, and isolating.  Join other people who actually get what you’re going through for some encouragement and ideas to make caring for family a little easier. Call Saraswathi Ram Mohan (Social Worker) at 408-615-3176 to sign up or email her at , or just drop in to check it out.

Swim Birthday Parties

If you are looking for a different fun venue for a child’s birthday party this summer, consider the International Swim Center which is available on some weekends. Parties include 90 minutes of non-exclusive swim time, followed by 30 minutes for cake, presents and celebration under a party canopy. Cost includes lifejackets and a staff liaison. For information, call 408-615-3163.

Central Park Lake Algae Bloom & Cleanup

The warm weather, longer days and increasingly large resident flocks of ducks and geese have contributed to an “algae bloom” in the Central Park Lake. City staff are manually removing algae mats and cleaning walkways on a daily basis to reduce the impact of the bird droppings on water quality and to support the lake’s natural bio-filtration system which is operating at maximum capacity.

Exciting Developments for City Parks

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

See Parks Project Page


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Calendars & Schedules

Facility Closures/Contact Information

City Offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.

  • Community Recreation Center 408-615-3140
  • Senior Center 408-615-3170
  • Teen Center 408-615-3740
  • Youth Activity Center 408-615-3760

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