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James F. Teixeira
Director of Parks & Recreation

Email: Parks & Recreation
Classes: 408-615-3140
Events: 408-615-3140
Seniors: 408-615-3170
Rentals: 408-615-3140
Field Rentals: 408-615-3160
Pools: 408-615-3140
Junior Theatre: 408-615-3161
Dog Park: 408-615-3144
Administration: 408-615-2260
Fax: 408-260-9719

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00A - 12:00P, 1:00P - 5:00P

ADDRESS
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

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What is the City's tax ID number?
A:
Federal Tax ID #:  94-6000-426
State Tax ID #:  800-3864-9
Will the City close any parks due to the drought?
A:
No, the City is not closing any parks due to drought.

The Parks & Recreation Department receives its water from  the City of Santa Clara Water Utility, both potable and recycled. The City Water System’s sources include local underground aquifer from 27 City wells (62%), imported supply from two wholesale water suppliers (25%), and recycled water from the San Jose/ Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant for irrigation purposes. This third source makes up about 13% of the water used citywide and a significant portion of the water used by the City Parks system  (about 60% city wide). Recycled water offsets the use of potable water and helps conserve our potable water for drinking and household uses.

In addition, the Parks & Recreation Department has instituted best practices for water conservation regardless of source (potable or recycled) by irrigating at night, reducing water consumption by reducing time of flow on our clocks, and/or turning off unnecessary valves to established vegetation, using mulch to conserve soil moisture, and planting native drought tolerant plants when/where appropriate. The department also rebuilds valves in showers and restrooms to reduce the likelihood of water waste, and has installed low flow devices for sinks and toilets. The City will periodically review it's practices to be sure we are adjusting to any recommended changes, best practices, or new policy mandates.
Where can I find results from the Parks & Recreation survey completed spring 2014?
A:

The recent public opinion research telephone survey was conducted by Strategic Research Associates on behalf of Parks & Recreation Department to provide statistical feedback from residents related to questions about the International Swim Center-International Swimming Hall of Fame, the New Housing Development Impact Fee Ordinance, and the Youth Sports Complex feasibility study, as well as other demographic and park system questions.

Click here for more information.

Additional synopsis of results and graphic summary available here.

What does the YAC offer during the summer?
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Your summer will be packed from beginning to end with outrageous fun, sports, weekly field trips, excursions to Warburton Pool, and sports-related arts & crafts projects!

Sports Camps– Co-ed, ages 5-13 years

  • Sport Adventure Camp is for participants 5 – 7 years
  • Sports Jam Camp is for participants 8 – 10 years
  • Sport Escape Camp is for participants 11- 13 years
  • Registration is by the week. You can register for all weeks of camp or just the weeks that fit your needs. Pre-registration is encouraged, as camps fill up quickly.
  • Sports Camp hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm 
  • Morning care: 7:30 am – 9 am (pre-registration required)
  • Free After Camp Care*: 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Friday
  • Unless otherwise specified, campers bring their lunch each day.
  • Campers are given a newsletter at the end of the first day. The newsletter lists what the camp will be doing each day that week.
  • Weekly activities include a swim day and a field trip.
  • Registration fees include supervision, field trip admission, bus transportation, and a camp t-shirt.

*After camp program is also open for drop in for participants with Resident Youth Cards.

For more information on classes, check out the current Recreation Activities Guide.

What programs are offered at the YAC?
A:
The Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC) offers various recreation programs for Santa Clara youth: classes, After School Program , Open Gym, Sports Campsskate park , and special events.  A Resident Youth Card is required to participate in the after school program  and skate park.
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Contact Us

James F. Teixeira
Director of Parks & Recreation

Email: Parks & Recreation
Classes: 408-615-3140
Events: 408-615-3140
Seniors: 408-615-3170
Rentals: 408-615-3140
Field Rentals: 408-615-3160
Pools: 408-615-3140
Junior Theatre: 408-615-3161
Dog Park: 408-615-3144
Administration: 408-615-2260
Fax: 408-260-9719

OFFICE HOURS
Monday - Friday
8:00A - 12:00P, 1:00P - 5:00P

ADDRESS
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Parks & Recreation

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:

Last updated: 4/25/2015 2:32:50 PM