Park Projects


The Parks & Recreation Department maintains the City’s 52 acre Central Park, 24 neighborhood parks, 4 mini parks, public open space, recreation & senior center buildings and athletic facilities, 11 swimming pools at five sites, and by agreement several Santa Clara Unified School District facilities and the Mission College Sports Complex. Project funding is 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.

The City of Santa Clara has prioritized the renovation and replacement of parks playgrounds and related facilities to meet accessibility, consumer product safety guidelines, and improved recreational play value.  Look for opportunities for community input through the Parks & Recreation Commission and Open City Hall surveys.

Playgrounds (CIP #3178)

Bracher Park Improvements & Playground – Completed Fall 2016
Bracher Park Project Timeline (PDF)

Steve Carli Park (coming summer 2017)
Steve Carli Project Timeline (PDF)

Homeridge Park Playground & BBQ area

Machado Park Playground

Bowers Park Playground

Montague Park Rehabilitation Project

Tennis & Sport Court Resurfacing & Lighting Projects (CIP #3003)

Resurfacing tennis court and basketball court playing surfaces helps maintain safe and playable conditions and extend the lifecycle use (tennis courts 5-7 years, and basketball courts when needed).

  • City Tennis Courts—Completed 2016
  • Buchser (SCUSD) Tennis Courts (New—TBA)
  • Fuller Street Sport Court (New—TBA)

San Tomas & Monroe New Neighborhood Park & Community Garden (CIP #3182)

Environmental Review (CEQA) Initial Study—Mitigated Negative Declaration

Additional Youth Soccer & Athletic Facilities

On September 24, 2013 Council adopted a goal to “Enhance Community Sports and Recreational Assets” with a focus on the immediate demands on soccer facilities and the future need for additional community recreation athletic facilities. On November 12, 2013 Council approved proceeding with a Youth Sports Complex Needs Assessment and Feasibility Study. In 2014, the Parks & Recreation Department conducted a public process with stakeholders and community input.  The analysis indicated that Santa Clara needs about 30 acres of new athletic facilities to serve the growth and demand at both the competitive and recreational levels, including: four soccer fields, a multi-use field (baseball, softball, cricket, lacrosse, other field sports), 10 tennis courts, a gymnasium and space for new/emerging/popular sports. While the need is ideally depicted at one site in the Youth Sports Complex Concept Plan, the facilities may be located at multiple sites. The City intends to address the needs as sites are identified and funding becomes available.  For example, new youth soccer fields will be located at Reed & Grant Street (see CIP#3177), and a gymnasium is incorporated in to the design of the new future Community Recreation Center (see CIP#3172), and tennis courts will be renovated at Buchser Campus.

Reed & Grant Streets Sports Park (CIP #3177)

The Reed & Grant Street Sport Park Project supports the Council goal to “Enhance Community Sports and Recreational Assets,” and proposes to construct a new public park facility that includes five lighted youth soccer fields (with multiple configurations), off street parking, a multi-purpose recreation building, a landscaped promenade and entry plaza, a children’s playground with seating and picnic area, team gathering and spectator viewing areas, and a maintenance yard and restroom building for the Ray Gamma Dog Park.  The site is located at the southwest corner of Reed Street and Grant Street in Santa Clara.  The project is funded through City and new housing Developer Mitigation Fee Act funds.

Environmental Review (CEQA) Initial Study—Mitigated Negative Declaration

International Swim Center & Community Recreation Center Project (CIP #3172)

Environmental Review (CEQA) Initial Study—Mitigated Negative Declaration & Architectural Review-Completed Fall 2016

  • File Numbers: CEQ2015-01189 (IS/MND)/ PLN2015-10939 (Architectural Review)
  • ISC-CRC-ISHOF Planning Application Architectural Plan Submittal (9-2015) (PDFs)
    Part A | Parts B-C | Parts D-E | Parts F-I 

Request for Proposals (RFP) - Facility Condition Assessment and Capital Improvement Planning

The City of Santa Clara is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide a facility condition inventory, assessment services, and to assist in the integration of the data into the City’s capital improvement planning and management software. The selected firm will inventory all parks & recreation assets in parks, park buildings, pools and other facilities; input data into a database; develop a prioritized list that tracks capital infrastructure replacement projects; calculate a facility condition index (FCI); and provide data and informational reports for budgeting and forecasting purposes. In addition, the resulting inventory and GIS integrated data base system will provide the condition of assets as a whole at the system wide level and at the site specific (sub-system) level; generate prioritized annual preventative maintenance reports and long range capital replacement plans; and, accurately track and forecast any deferred maintenance tasks and costs. The data will be incorporated into the City’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) System, comprised of the Geographic Information System (ArcGIS Suite by Esri) and the Work Order Management System (by Lucity), so the delivered product should be able to easily transfer into those respective databases.

Request for Proposals (RFP) – Financial Advisory Consultant Team (ISC-CRC-ISHOF Project)

The City of Santa Clara is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide financial advisory, legal advisory, and project management services related to: the development and evaluation of potential financial strategies and funding capacity/options;  public opinion research on options developed;  the formation of a capital campaign team to assist in raising private/corporate donations and sponsorships, community information/outreach, and the development and negotiation of potential public private partnership agreements and/or term sheets for the delivery (design, construction, maintenance and operation) of a new $200 million, 171,000 square foot International Swim Center (ISC), Community Recreation Center (CRC) and International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) and related parking in Santa Clara’s Central Park.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) — Notice of Established List of Pre-Qualified Firms

The City of Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department established a pre-qualified list of firms to assist with multiple public works parks projects (RFQ process deadline August 10, 2015).  The City may use the pre-qualified list, at its sole and absolute discretion, for selection of firms and negotiations of contracts for three (3) years following establishment of the pre-qualification notification date (August 21, 2015 to August 20, 2018). Contracts issued to pre-qualified firms will have terms of varying lengths depending on the City’s needs, but in no case longer than five (5) years. The City reserves the right to procure services similar or identical to the services specified in this RFQ by other means. No pre-qualified Respondent is guaranteed a contract pursuant to this process or any other.





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