The City has developed municipal park facilities in order to provide its residents with a variety of recreation programs and services. Facilities include the Santa Clara Golf and Tennis Club, Community Recreation Center, Senior Center, Youth Activity Center, International Swim Center, Reed Street Dog Park, and Skate Park. Ulistac Natural Area, a 40 acre open space park on the former Fairway Glen golf course, opened in 2001. Counting the Golf and Tennis Club's 155 acres, Santa Clara's 38 parks, playgrounds and open space now totals nearly 450 acres.

The Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for:

  • managing and maintaining the City's beautiful park system, recreation facilities, pools, and cemeteries
  • providing programs, services and activities that enhance residents’ lives and contribute to the health and wellness of the community

Facilities include:

Recreation programs include:

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