A three acre park, Civic Center Park is on the El Camino Real immediately in front of the City Administration Offices (City Hall). The park is beautifully landscaped with colorful flower beds, a large reflecting pool, fountains, and benches.
This park is the site of the Statue of Saint Clare, the City's namesake. The bronze statue by Anne Van Kleeck was cast by an ancient "lost wax process" in Italy in 1965, was shipped by boat around Cape Horn to Santa Clara, and installed that same year. Surrounding the statue are concrete planters of flowers and fountains of water. Lighting in the evening enhances the statue and fountains making the location visible at all times.