Teen Center

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2446 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051 Teen Center
Phone: (408) 615-3740
Fax: (408) 241-2326

School-Year Office Hours  
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm 
Closed on Saturday & Sunday     

School-Year Program Hours  
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday & Friday    2:30 to 6:00 pm
Wednesday 1:30 to 6:00 pm
Closed on Saturday & Sunday  

Note: Special Events/Classes may be scheduled on Friday or Saturday evenings.

Run Santa Clara: A Family 5K

Join us on Sunday, April 30 for a family-friendly fun run through Santa Clara's Central Park!  Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome to register.  This event is hosted by the Santa Clara Youth Commission and proceeds benefit the YC scholarship fund.  *Please note that this is not an officially timed run.


  • Click here to visit Active.net to register for kids - $5.00 per participant, 12 and under
  • Click here to visit Active.net to register for adults - $15.00 per participant

Packet Pick-Up

  • Youth Activity Center - 2450 Cabrillo Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95051 
  • Friday, April 28 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 29 from 9:00 am to 11:30 am

Route Description

  • 9:00 am start. 
  • Approximately 4.5 circuits through the interior of Central Park.
  • Overview of the route.  Click here for high-res PDF.  Click here for JPG.
  • Highlight of the route.  Click here for high-res PDF.  Click here for JPG.


  • Parking may be limited.  We encourage carpooling.
  • Please avoid parking in surrounding neighborhoods.


  • Strollers: Are welcome.  Please be mindful of pathway space and other participants.
  • Pets: For the safety and enjoyment off all, please keep pets at home.

Become an LITE (Leader in Training Experience)!

We're looking for 14-16 year olds to volunteer in our summer camp programs! LITE's will assist staff with games, sports, arts & craft projects, and field trips, as well as gain leadership skills, build self-esteem, and develop essential tools to become well-rounded individuals. For more information, call the Teen Center (408) 615-3740. Applications available at the Teen Center, Youth Activity Center, and online (pdf)

General Information

The Teen Center is open to 8th through 12th graders who live Santa Clara, attend a Santa Clara Unified School District High School, or have a grandparent living in Santa Clara and have a Resident Youth Card (PDF), which is required to participate in the after school program. Guests are welcomed, but a Guest Participation application (PDF) must be completed and returned to the Teen Center prior to attending; certain restrictions apply. If you are interested in finding out more about the Teen Center come by for a tour or call (408) 615-3740.

The Teen Center is located in front of the Youth Activity Center on Cabrillo Avenue near San Tomas Expressway. The Teen Center offers a variety of activities and services to the teen community which include an after school program, recreation classes, Teen Breakaway (summer only) and special events.

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