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Park Projects

In September 2013, Council adopted a goal to enhance community sports and recreational assets. Since then, Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding has been prioritized and allocated on an annual basis from available sources such as the Capital Project Reserve Fund, the  Housing Development Impact Fees (subject to Quimby Act & Mitigation Fee Act) and supplemented with grants, corporate and individual donations.

Park Amenity & Design Standards

2018 Public Park Amenity & Design Standards  (subject to updates)


Completed Projects


Projects Under Construction

Reed & Grant Streets Sports Park

When complete in Fall 2019, the Reed & Grant Street Sport Park will include five lighted soccer fields (with multiple configurations), two off street parking lots, a multi-purpose community recreation building, a landscaped promenade and entry plaza, a children’s playground with seating and picnic area, team gathering and spectator viewing areas, a maintenance yard, and a restroom building for the Raymond G. Gamma Dog Park.

Update on Raymond G Gamma Dog Park Closure & Community Input

Due to ongoing construction, limited access and safety concerns, the Raymond G. Gamma Dog park will now remain closed until the parks project is completed in Fall 2019. Right now, the City of Santa Clara is constructing the new Reed and Grant Street Sports Park while making dog park improvements, including underground and above ground utilities, site grading, utility, new dog park restroom, paved parking lot and lighting.

The public’s patience is appreciated while the park construction and dog park improvements are being made. In the meantime, the City plans to have a temporary, off leash dog facility, with areas for large and small dogs, located in the low use area of Larry Marsalli Park on Lafayette Blvd. The temporary dog-friendly facility is expected to open in January 2019. It will remain open through the duration of the Reed and Grant Park construction project. This location also has existing paved parking and restroom facilities. 

The City asks residents to give their input on additional improvements to be considered for the Raymond G. Gamma Dog Park through an online survey. The community survey will remain open through Monday, Nov. 5.  The City’s goal is to include any additional improvements as part of the current construction.

The public’s also invited to attend a community meeting from 4-5 pm, on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Santa Clara Senior Center, Room 232. This is an opportunity to give in-person comments and discuss potential dog park options, such as natural/synthetic turf, mounds/flat, additional area, amenities, as well as operations and maintenance considerations. 

For the latest updates, visit www.santaclaraca.gov and subscribe to eNotify. For more information, please call 408-615-2260 or email parksandrecreation@santaclaraca.gov.

For other dog parks in the area, visit the Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority website.


Planned Park Rehabilitation & Playground Projects

Bowers Park Playground Rehabilitation (2582 Cabrillo Avenue)

  • Landscape Architect/lead: Verde Design
  • Inclusive Playground Grant Award, California Parks and Recreation Society & Playcore: November 2017
  • Community Input Meeting: October 26, 2017
  • Pop-up Input Station: October 31, 2017
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Recommendation: November 21, 2017
  • Council Schematic Design Approval: December 19, 2017
  • Public Works Construction Bid: Fall 2018
  • Construction Start: Spring 2019

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Machado Park Playground Rehabilitation (3360 Cabrillo Avenue)

  • Landscape Architect lead: Verde Design
  • Inclusive Playground Grant Award, California Parks and Recreation Society & Playcore: November 2017
  • Community Meeting: November 2, 2017
  • Pop-up Input Station: October 31, 2017
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Recommendation: November 21, 2017
  • Council Schematic Design Approval: December 19, 2017
  • Public Works Construction Bid: Fall 2018
  • Construction Start: Spring 2019

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Homeridge Park Playground Rehabilitation (2985 Stevenson Street)

  • Landscape Architect lead: Gates & Associates
  • Community Input Meeting: October 21, 2017
  • Parks& Recreation Commission Recommendation: March 20,2018
  • Council Schematic Design Approval: June 12, 2018
  • Public Works Construction Bid: Spring 2019
  • Construction Start: Summer 2019

Fuller Street Park Phase II - Sport Court (Volleyball, ½ Basketball court)

  • Landscape Architect lead: David Volz
  • Community Input Meeting: November 4, 2017
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Recommendation: April 17, 2018
  • Construction Start: Spring 2019

Agnew Park Playground Rehabilitation

  • Landscape Architect lead: David Volz
  • Community Input Meeting: November 4, 2017
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Recommendation: April 17, 2018
  • Council Schematic Design Approval: July 10, 2018

Montague Park Rehabilitation Project (De La Cruz Blvd.)

  • Landscape Architect/lead: Gates & Associates
  • Community Meeting: October 21, 2017
  • Community Survey: September 11, 2018-September 23, 2018
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting: Fall 2018
  • Council Schematic Design Review: Fall 2018
  • Construction Start: Fall-Winter 2019
  • Public Survey: Participation ending September 26, 2018.

Buchser Middle School Tennis Courts & Parking (Partial City Funding)

  • Lead: Santa Clara Unified School District
  • Construction: Spring 2019

Central Park Master Plan Update

The City of Santa Clara is preparing a Master Plan Update for Central Park. The Plan will help guide future rehabilitation, improvement and/or expansion projects; balancing current uses, historic character, and unique blend of passive park and active recreational spaces for community use. The update will help address the City’s Parks and Recreation system-wide goals of: health and fitness; inclusionary, sustainable, and age-friendly facilities; while supporting natural habitats and wildlife in our neighborhoods and community.

  • Community Input Meeting: October 18, 2017
  • Pop-Up Community Input October 20, 2017
  • Pop-Up Community Input at Holiday Tree Lighting December 1, 2017
  • Parks & Recreation Commission Recommendation of Guiding Principles: November 21, 2017 & March 22, 2018
  • Council Approval of Guiding Principles: August 2018

International Swim Center & Community Recreation Center

A new International Swim Center (ISC) and Community Recreation Center (CRC) Project was proposed to consolidate and replace the existing, aging facility in Central Park. A schematic design and project profile were completed in 2016 for a 171,000 sq. ft. facility. That proposal completed the CEQA Initial Study—Mitigated Negative Declaration and Architectural Review phases of planning in Fall 2016 (File Numbers: CEQ2015-01189 (IS/MND)/ PLN2015-10939 (Architectural Review)). The proposed facility was design to provide additional capacity to address the future program needs of the community including: recreation, health & wellness; warm water therapy; water safety & learn to swim; cultural and performing arts; and, aquatic competition, among other existing and new program areas. On April 4, 2017, the City engaged Project Financial Advisory, Limited (PFAL) to provide financial advisory, capital campaign, public opinion research, and project management services related to a new ISC-CRC. PFAL developed and evaluated potential financial strategies and funding capacities and options; conducted community outreach and public opinion research on the options developed; explored capital campaign team formation to assist in raising private donations/grants; explored corporate sponsorships; and, proposed potential public private partnership options to aid the City in project financing and delivery. The study results were presented in Council Study Sessions on July 18, 2017, and February 20, 2018. Further public opinion research conducted in Spring 2018 on broader public infrastructure needs that could also potentially fund an “right sized” ISC- CRC Project. The research did not indicate sufficient support to move forward with a ballot measure in November 2018.

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