Community Recreation Center
969 Kiely Boulevard
The Community Recreation Center (CRC) is located in Central Park. Offices hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 am to 8 pm; Friday, 8 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 12 pm. Closed on Sunday. It is a 27,000 sq. ft. facility with a multi-purpose room and activity rooms, ceramics room and offices. The Center is the hub of operations for all department recreation activities. Activities held here include: youth and adult creative arts, dance, special interest, fitness and group exercise classes, Therapeutic Recreation Services programs, Junior Theatre, Pre-Kindergarten program, class registration, facility reservations, and seasonal special events. For information regarding classes and programs see the current Recreation Activities Guide or call (408) 615-3140.
Reservations are accepted in person for the Community Recreation Center, Central Park Pavilion and Arbor, Gazebo and specific park facilities. Certain rules and regulations apply.
Facilities Map and Facility Features
Elmer Johnson Ballfield
Buchser Middle School Campus
This ballfield, with lights for night games, is located adjacent to Buchser Middle School. For rental information, contact Milee Beaulieu at (408) 615-3160 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
3445 Benton Street
Located at Earl R. Carmichael Park, gymnastic classes for children of all ages is offered year-round at the Gymnastic Center. For registration information see the Recreation Activities Guide or contact the Community Recreation Center at (408) 615-3140.
Lawn Bowling Green
2625 Patricia Drive
This beautifully maintained lawn bowling green is the home of the Santa Clara Lawn Bowls Club. It is located off Homestead Road, between Central Park Library and the George F. Haines International Swim Center. Lawn Bowls is open to all ages. The field is generally open Wednesday and Friday at 1:30 pm, Saturday at 12:45 pm, and Sunday at 1 pm. Summer hours include Wednesday and Friday at 7 pm. The game provides hours of enjoyment and relaxation. For information on lessons, call (408) 448-7439.
Mission City Center for Performing Arts
3250 Monroe Street
The Mission City Center for Performing Arts celebrated its grand opening on February 12, 2005. The project was a joint venture between the Santa Clara Unified School District and the City of Santa Clara, and it reflects the great support of our Santa Clara residents for the arts in our schools and the community. The School District paid for two-thirds of the center’s 12.4 million cost from Measure B bonds that were approved by voters in 1997. The City funded the remainder through its Capital Improvements Projects budget.
The 350-seat community theater includes a 65-foot fly (the space above the stage), an orchestra pit, state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound systems, stage set design space, and a rehearsal and performance room. The center will be used by students and staff during the day and will be available to civic and professional organizations during non-school hours.
For more information, call Jennifer Smith, Production Manager, at (408) 423-2400, extension 2599.
Mission City Memorial Park (Cemetery)
420 North Winchester Boulevard
Located between Scott Boulevard/Newhall Street and Pruneridge Avenue. Mission City Memorial Park is a non-sectarian, municipally owned and operated cemetery. Services include placement, records and maintenance. For additional information, call (408) 615-3790.
Mission Sports Complex
3000 Mission College Boulevard
Located on the Mission College Campus, this jointly funded complex contains three lighted softball fields, one baseball field, restrooms, and parking. The complex is used for various special events and sporting activities, and is about 11-1/2 acres. For rental information, contact Milee Beaulieu at (408) 615-3160 or at email@example.com.
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway at Tasman Drive
Many activities occur at the City's award-winning convention center, which is managed by the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention/Visitors Bureau. During the year, residents can attend any number of public shows including craft shows, dance exhibitions, antique fairs, and more. For information, call (408) 748-7000.
Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club
5155 Stars and Stripes Drive
The Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, managed by American Golf Corporation, features 18 championship golf holes, driving range, putting green, seven lighted tennis courts, a pro shop and restaurant on site. Tournaments welcome. For more information, call (408) 980-9515.
Santa Clara Tennis Center at Central Park
2625 Hayward Drive (behind the Central Park Library and the George F. Haines International Swim Center)
Tennis classes with top-flight instructors are available at the Santa Clara Tennis Center at Central Park. Class sizes vary, with instruction for all skill levels. Call the Community Recreation Center at (408) 615-3140 for information. The Santa Clara Tennis Club schedules their matches at this facility. The Club is open to all residents (and a limited number of non-residents) and features a monthly newsletter, membership list with phone numbers, monthly tournaments, inter-club play, USTA league play, and social events. There is an annual fee. For more information, contact Milee Beaulieu at (408) 615-3160 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park
5020 Stars & Stripes Drive
The Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park is comprised of three lighted regulation-size soccer fields. Two fields are natural grass. The third is made of the finest artificial sports turf available. The artificial surface allows practice and game activity year round in all types of weather. The facility is open to all youth soccer groups in the City of Santa Clara. This includes: Santa Clara Parks & Recreation Department activities, the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League, PAL Youth Soccer, and various schools in the City. For reservations, contact Milee Beaulieu at (408) 615-3160 or at email@example.com.
1303 Fremont Street
The Santa Clara Senior Center expansion was completed and the new Center opened in February, 2007. Come by to see this beautiful facility which has been expanded from 16,600 sq. ft. to more than 45,000 sq. ft., and serves seniors and the disabled. The facility was developed with extensive community input, and shares space with the adjacent 7-acre Fremont Park and playground. The new Senior Center is the largest senior center in the Bay Area. It is open daily except Sundays, for a total of 70 hours per week.
The Senior Center has a Computer Lab with 15 computers. A new 3,000 sq. ft. fitness area has 37 pieces of commercial-quality exercise equipment on a rubberized floor. The 7,000 sq. ft. natatorium (indoor pool area) features a lap pool, a therapeutic pool and a spa. The Santa Clara Senior Center is the first senior center in the Bay Area to have indoor pools, locker rooms and individual showers. Residents who are 50 years or older can use the Center at no charge; they may bring a guest for an additional fee. For more information, call the Senior Center at (408) 615-3170.
2446 Cabrillo Avenue
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. 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 consists of an after school program, recreation classes, Teen Breakaway (summer only) and special events. For more information call (408) 615-3740.
Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC)
2450 Cabrillo Avenue at San Tomas Expressway
This is a one acre facility located on the Cabrillo Middle School campus. A 20,000 sq. ft. facility developed jointly by the City of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Unified School District, this single story complex consists of a gymnasium, two recreation activity rooms, and offices. Activities include classes for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children as well as an after school program, sports leagues and camps, special events on Friday nights and a Skate Park. For more information, call the Youth Activity Center at (408) 615-3760.