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October Parks & Recreation News

Registration!, Pinocchio!! & Halloween!!!

Post Date:10/10/2018 3:46 PM
  • ContactCommunity Recreation Center
  • Phone Number408-615-3140


The 2018 Fall Activity Guide is available online and in-person at City facilities. Online registration and in-person registration is open.

Register Now

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

Annual Children’s Halloween Party @ the Youth Activity Center

Wednesday, October 31st, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
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 tons of treats! Also, visit the Fire Department, Police Department and Library booths. Refreshments will be sold by the Youth Commission. Preschool age children through 5th grade are welcome to participate, and everyone is encouraged to come in costume. Volunteer opportunities available!

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

Roberta Jones Junior Theatre presents “Pinocchio!”

Roberta Jones Junior Theatre begins our 50th Anniversary Season with the marvelous musical “Pinocchio,” with adaptation and lyrics by Jim Eiler, music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy, based on the book by Carlo Collodi. Audiences of all ages will be thrilled by Pinocchio’s many adventures, as the famous puppet journeys from the Land of the Toys to the belly of a whale and learns the power of the love of a parent for a child. Performances are October 26, 27, and November 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM, October 28 and November 4 at 2:00 PM, in the Mary Louise Mello Auditorium at the Community Recreation Center, 969 Kiely Blvd. in Santa Clara. Tickets are $12 for Adults, $6 for children (ages 3-18), and can be purchased online at, or in person at the Community Recreation Center Lobby Desk during regular business hours. Roberta Jones Junior Theatre is a program of the City of Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Department. For more information, please contact Kevin Cornelius, Recreation Supervisor, at (408) 615-3161 or

Reed Street Dog Park Temporary Closure

As previously communicated to stakeholders, for public safety, the City of Santa Clara’s Raymond G. Gamma Dog Park will be closed from August –October 2018, or until initial project work can be completed on the Reed & Grant Street Sports Park. The construction of the new Sports Park will occur from Monday August 13, 2018 until July 31, 2019. A relocated temporary entrance to the dog park will be provided once feasible, and open when safe. The Parks & Recreation Department will keep the community informed through information posted on site, on the City webpage, through email to identified user groups, and e-notify.

The reason for the temporary closure is due to a large portion of the dog park being directly in the construction zone (gravel parking lot, entrance to the dog park, and a portion of the small dog area). In addition, during construction, Reed & Grant Streets will be impacted by street utility trenching and underground work, and the Project site will be affected by grading, above ground utility work, and preparation for the new dog park restroom and new paved parking lot.

To receive email updates regarding Dog Park closures, please register for the interest list here. 
For more information please call 408-615-2260 or email

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

Calendars & Schedules: 

Contact Information

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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