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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Corporate Volunteers Tackle the Weeds

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted a corporate volunteer event at the Municipal Rose Garden on April 13. RJRT sales managers dedicated their time to the sole duty of pulling weeds. The...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

PRNS is an Ideal Service Opportunity for Teens

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit and Anti-Litter Program were featured in the latest issue of the Bay Area Parent. More than 550 teens volunteer in the Anti-Litter Program a year. Teens can...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

HHPZ Conservation Team at the Great Race for Saving Water

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s (HHPZ) conservation team, including Captain Conservation (played by actor Brian Fink), made a special appearance at the Great Race for Saving Water on Ap...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Registration for San José Recreation Preschool Opens April 28 –

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Recreation Preschool (SJRP) provides children (3-to-4 3/4-year-olds) and their families with educational and recreational experiences that support their imaginative, physical, cognit...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

HHPZ Celebrates New Apiary

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) was abuzz on April 11 with the #BeeKind event to celebrate a new apiary - home to nearly two million bees. The original apiary was destroyed by the...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Implementation of Guadalupe Oak Grove Park Vegetation Management Plan

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted the first volunteer work day at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park on April 7. During this first event, volunteers identified and marked hundreds of baby blue ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Boy Scout Spring Break Service Day

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted a park clean up event for Boy Scout Troop 296 at Evergreen Park and Evergreen Community Center on April 2. Volunteers contributed four hours of commu...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Youth Commissioner Hosts the 2018 Asset Champions Awards Breakfast

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Citywide Youth Commissioner Sarah Dang was the Master of Ceremony for Project Cornerstone’s 2018 Asset Champions Awards Breakfast at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Ma...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

City of Homestead, Florida Youth Advisory Visit San José

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Youth Commission welcomed the Homestead Florida Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (HMYAC) to San José on March 28. The youth commissioners provided a tour of City Hall. The H...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Youth Commission Panel Hosts City, Commission, and College Event

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Youth Commission hosted “The 3 C’s: City, Commission, College” event on March 23. The City panel included Councilmember Don Rocha and Youth Outreach Spe...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Honorable Mention for Three Creeks Trail

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Three Creeks Trail received an honorable mention at the 33rd Annual California Trails and Greenways Conference in Rohnert Park on March 27 to 29. Three Creeks Trail is a 0.9-mile tra...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Design Study on Plaza de Cesar Chavez

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, with support from the Knight Foundation, is working with SWA Group and Reed Gilliland Landscape Architects to complete a design study for Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Plaza is the crown jewel of dow...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

New Vision for Guadalupe River Park

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is working with SPUR San Jose, the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy (GRPC) and the Knight Foundation to develop a new vision for the future of Guadalupe River Park (GRP). The GRP, which extends...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2018

Park Rangers Inspire Youth to Protect Parks

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Alum Rock Park Rangers are building the next generation of park and nature stewards. On March 26, 170 third and sixth graders at Cedar Grove Elementary School learned about the range...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2018

Grand Opening of San José’s Newest Park Destination on April 14

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services in collaboration with Councilmember Sylvia Arenas will host the grand opening of San José’s new bike park at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park on Saturday, April 14 at 10:...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Grow Vegetables at a Community Garden

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Community Gardens Program invites community members to rent a garden plot. Currently, over 900 community gardeners participate in the program. Plots are available at: Cornucopia, Dis...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Over 140 Volunteers Collect More Than a Ton of Litter

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Anti-Litter Program hosted four litter clean-ups on March 16 and 17 with community partners Project Access at the Valley Palms Apartments, Cadillac/Winchester Neighborhood Associatio...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Power Soccer Tournaments at Bascom Community Center

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Bascom Community Center’s Therapeutics Program hosted the Inaugural “Battle of the Bay” Power Soccer Tournament on March 10 and 11. Eight teams from the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Flood Construction Projects Advance

Through the combined efforts of the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services and Public Works reconstruction of the Watson Park soccer fields will begin in late spring.  This reconstruction is the first of 26 projects t...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2018

Roosevelt and Southside Community Centers Activated as Overnight Warming Locations

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Roosevelt Community Center and Southside Community Center opened as Overnight Warming Locations (OWL) from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m on February 18 and lasting through February 22. The C...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Mayfair Volunteer Recognition Event

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Mayfair Community Center recognized and honored 100 volunteers at their Volunteer Recognition Event on February 15. The volunteers were treated to a night of dinner and dancing, than...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Willow Glen Children's Theatre Celebrates 30 Years

The Willow Glen Children’s Theatre has been shaping local youth for 30 years. To celebrate this milestone, a Gala was held on February 3, at Vin Santo Ristorante in downtown Willow Glen. This program was started by Gavin Coffing, a long-time emp...Read on...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

86 Volunteers Beautify Ryland and Selma Olinder Parks

Scores of volunteers turned out for recent park cleanups hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit . On January 27 at Ryland Park , 34 volunteers pruned rose bushes and cleaned the playgro...Read on...
Posted on: January 16, 2018

San José Neighbor Nights Launch February 9, 2018

PRNS invites you to the first San José Neighbor Nights at your community center. The event will take place every second Friday of the month. #SJNeighborNights will offer free activities at 11 community centers, including music, movies, crafts...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: December 14, 2017

Recently Adopted, Briebach Park Volunteers Make A Difference

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management Unit provided tools, supplies, and assistance to a new group of Adopt-A-Park Volunteers. The group of neighbors will gather on the first Saturday of the month for a ...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2017

Opening of Trail Connection at Coleman Road Under-Crossing Completes a Walking Loop at Almaden Lake

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) San José Trails program and Almaden Lake Park opened a new trail under-crossing on Coleman Road on Dec. 2. Councilmember Johnny Khamis, community leaders and 70 community memb...Read on...

Posted on: November 29, 2017

Grand Opening of Vista Montaña One-Acre

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) and Councilmember Lan Diep celebrated the grand opening of Vista Montaña Park on Nov. 30. The new $1.5 million park includes two play areas, a picnic pavilion, a ping pong tab...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2017

$795,000 of Improvements at Silver Leaf Park

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) finalized restorations and repairs to Silver Leaf Park on Nov. 20. After receiving community feedback, PRNS installed $795,000 worth of new features which include custom dinosaur-themed ...Read on...

Posted on: October 26, 2017

Roosevelt Park Playground – Safety Closure

The playground and the area around the palm trees and stage are closed due to safety issues. The closure will last up to four months while we make repairs to ensure your safety and ability to have fun at this park. We encourage you to continue enjoying ...Read on...
Posted on: September 21, 2017

Ronnie Lott Partners with Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department to Distribute Free

The City of San José’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Mayfair Community Center in partnership with Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids (ASHK) host the third-annual Harvest Book Fair.Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2017

Murder Mystery Dinner Reaches Capacity at Almaden Community Center

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Almaden Community Center saw a full house at the first seniors’ Mystery Dinner Theater event on Saturday, Sept. 16. In collaboration with the Almaden Senior Association, a sold out cr...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2017

The Sunday Series Provides One-time Volunteer Opportunities

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Volunteer Management Unit launched the Sunday Series in response to the public’s desire for more volunteer opportunities. The 10-week series occurs every Sunday, starting promptly fro...Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2017

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Fundraiser Sold Out

The Happy Hollow Foundation, which supports the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, hosted a sold out crowd of 800 guest during the seventh annual Hoot & Howl event. Fundraiser attendees enjoyed a vie...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2017

Viva CalleSJ Returns with 7.3 Miles of Open Streets

Viva CalleSJ 2017 , the third - annual open - streets event produced by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services will feature over seven miles of open streets for San José residents and visitors to enjoy via bike, skate, wa...Read on... Full Media Advisory
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Grandparents Day at Willow Glen Community Center ?

Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Willow Glen Community Center hosted its annual Grandparent’s Day Celebration during the Senior Nutrition Program on Friday Sept. 8. Over 80 participants enjoyed a meal and festivities. The Senior N...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2017

Orchard Supply Hardware Volunteers Beautify Kelley Park ?

The Department of Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management team and Kelley Park welcomed 250 Orchard Supply Hardware corporate volunteers on Thursday, Sept. 7. The volunteers painted the east parking lot curbs and spruced up ...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2017

24th Annual Chinese Moon Festival at Overfelt Gardens ?

Hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) and organized by the Chinese Moon Festival committee, the 24th Annual Chinese Moon Festival was held at Overfelt Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 10. The committee, comprised of volunt...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2017

Kelley Park Moonlight Walk Series Connects San José Families to

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Kelley Park Moonlight Walk series connected 350 guests to nature. PRNS park rangers, in partnership with the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority and Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, prov...Read on...

Posted on: September 14, 2017

Japanese Friendship Garden Reopens After Flood ?

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park reopened Saturday, Sept. 2, six months after the lower garden was inundated with six feet of flood waters. Interdepartmental collaboration &...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2017

San José Announces Grants to Improve Neighborhoods

The City of San José wants to engage the community to reduce trash, graffiti, and other sources of blight by offering grants to fund projects that create a cleaner, more vibrant city.The #BeautifySJ grant program will provide financial support ...Read on... Read the full news release
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Park Rangers Host a Moonlight Walk at Kelley Park

Park Rangers of San Jos?’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services hosted a Moonlight Walk Event at Kelley Park on Friday, August 8. Co-hosted by Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, Happy Hollow Park and Zoo’s Education Department, and the Sant...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Alum Rock Park Ranger Conducts Rescue at Structure Fire

City of San Jos?’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department Alum Rock Park Rangers received multiple reports of smoke visible along the Dorel Road boarder of the park at about 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 12, 2017. Park Ranger Mike Peasland responded...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Roosevelt Community Center Tops NRPA “Healthy Out-of-School Time” Grant Site Visits

The City of San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services department (PRNS) received the “Healthy Out-of-School Time” grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), implementing a nutrition literacy c...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

All Access Sports and Recreation hosts its First Accessibility Day –

The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department’s All Access Sports and Recreation (AASR) program joined Valley Medical Center Rehabilitation Unit at its first Annual Accessibility Day on Saturday, Aug. 12. The day included a showcase...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

The Aloha State Visits Southside Community Center

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Southside Community Center Active Adults program had its “Hawaiian Luau and Celebration” on Friday, August 11. The participants had a wonderful time eating great food and en...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Healthy Challenge Diabetes Camp has Another Successful Year

The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services “Healthy Challenge Type 2 Diabetes Prevention” camps were, once again, a huge success. In partnership with the American Diabetes Association two ...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Camp San José at Berryessa

Camp San José at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Berryessa Community Center wrapped up another successful summer of FUN. For eight weeks, Berryessa had full enrollment of nearly 100 participants, filling the commun...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Summer at Almaden Community Center

Summer has come to a close, and it was a busy one for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Almaden Community Center. This summer, Almaden Community Center offered a wide variety of camps, including Fit Camp, Camp San Jos&eacut...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Camden’s Community Center’s Camp San José

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Camden Community Center provided an unforgettable summer experience for children with its Camp San José program, by combining summer camp traditions with enriching and educational ac...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Find a New Treasure Every Month in Willow Glen

The “treasure is in the eye of the beholder” and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Willow Glen Community Center will showcase new treasures every month. It’s a free trade event with particip...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Stay FIT all Summer Long

Looking to have some fun in the sun? The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is offering a variety of summer activities where campers can stay healthy and active throughout the whole summer. The first summer camp session of FI...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Notice of Funding Availability for the Saint James Park and Urban Activation Grant Program

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is accepting grant applications for the Saint James Park and Urban Activation Grant Program to establish a well-qualified pool of agencies experienced in providing placemaking activities...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Come Join Camp San Jose at Mayfair

There is a vibrant energy at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Mayfair Community Center and it is from the many campers who are reading, playing, and having fun. Our Camp San Jose and FIT Camp summer programs have begun ...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Watson Park Reopens

Watson Park, severely affected by last February’s winter storms, reopened on Monday, June 26. Extensive damage, along with debris, mud and silt left over from the flood waters needed to be repaired and cleaned up before the park could reopen. Wh...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Featured in League of Women Voters Television Program

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) will be featured on Insights and Perspectives, a television program produced by the League of Women Voters and aired on CreaTV. Former City Councilmember Trixie Johnson interviewed Marybeth Harasz, Deputy...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

The Endless Summer Starts in PRNS

Throughout the City of San José, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) community centers and parks have started their summer programming. With 10 community center hub locations and 6 park locations, PRNS is spread...Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2017

Summer Solstice Month Brings Corporate Volunteers to City Parks

June is a very popular month for corporations to help their local community. Google, Deloitte, LG Electronics, Citi, and PayPal employees all participated in One Day Volunteer Events at various City of San José parks. Volunteer projects include...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Hot Rods, Root Beer Floats and Dancing at Therapeutic Art & Wellness Program (Grace) 50’s Sock Hop!

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Therapeutic Art & Wellness (Grace) Program held their Annual Spring Dance on Friday May 19. Keeping it nostalgic with a 50’s Sock Hop theme, the multi-purpose room at Basco...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Hammer Montessori Students Experience Farm Life

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ (PRNS) Emma Prusch Farm Park was the site of a hands-on volunteer day for the elementary students and parents of Hammer Montessori school in San José on Saturday, May 20. ...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Age Out Loud Highlights Active Lifestyles

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) hosted the Age Out Loud event to celebrate Older American’s Month inside the City Hall Rotunda on Friday, May 19. The event highlighted active lifestyles of San José...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2017

Berryessa Community Center Partners with AARP on Mandarin Driver Safety

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Berryessa Community Center partnered with the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to host a second annual AARP Driver Safety Class taught in the Mandarin language. The class i...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2017

District Three Hosts 3rd Annual Summer Resource Fair

With over 230 residents in attendance, District Three Councilmember Raul Peralez’s Office, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ (PRNS) Roosevelt Community Center and the Department of Housing hosted the 3rd An...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2017

PRNS and Kiwanis Club Host 2nd Annual Car Show in Willow Glen

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Willow Glen Community Center, in collaboration with the Kiwanis Club, hosted their 2nd Annual Car Show on Saturday, May 20. The event attracted families to share their love of classic ca...Read on...

Posted on: May 24, 2017

PRNS’s Vision for SKY Lane Trail wins International Award

The International Trails Symposium convenes every two years with the largest gathering of trail enthusiasts; from design professionals and trail managers to advocates and users. At this year’s symposium, held in Dayton, Ohio, the City of San Jos...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2017

Great American Litter Event Draws Nearly 3,000

 The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Anti-Litter Program hosted the 18th Annual Great American Litter Pick Up Event at multiple locations throughout the City of San José from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on ...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Therapeutic Art & Wellness Spring Eggstravaganza -

Envision welcoming spring in all it’s meaning with a movement, crafts, egg games and delicious treats! Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Therapeutic Art & Wellness (Grace) members celebrated the start of the season on Friday, April 14...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Gardens Opens with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Vietnamese Cultural Heritage Gardens Phase 1a was opened to the public on Friday, April 7, 2017 with a ribbon cutting event attended by the community and local dignitaries. The project was managed by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Neighbo...Read on...
Posted on: March 13, 2017

432 Volunteers Register at Kelley Park for Weekend Clean-Up

Last weekend, hundreds of yellow-vested volunteers showed up at Kelley Park to assist in clean-up efforts from the winter floods. There were individuals, community organizations, and families – all with smiles and all with the common go...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Young Placemakers Program Moves on to Final Round of Knight Cities Challenge

With more than 4,500 nationwide Knight Cities Challenge (KCC) submissions, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS)  Young Placemakers program has been selected as one of 12 entries from San José to join the...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Newly designed regional park brochures now available

Planning on visiting a City of San Jose regional park this spring? Exploring a trail or booking a picnic area? Download or visit a park to get one of our newly designed regional park brochures. These highlight the unique features and landscapes of each pa...Read on...

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

Park Rangers Complete Bicycle Patrol Training Under Guidance of SJPD Instructors

- On December 19, a half dozen park rangers braved the cold to complete their Bicycle Patrol Training at Alum Rock Park. Bicycles are one of a variety of transportation devices park rangers use to patrol parks and trails throughout the City. Rangers have ...Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2016

Disability Awareness Day Planning Committee honored with Proclamation!

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Disability Awareness Day Planning Committee honored with Proclamation! Over 1,500 Attend 9th Annual Disability Awareness Day - Disability Awareness Day celebrated diversity, awareness, and empowerment for persons with differing abilities on Thurs...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2014

parking at San Jose Regional Parks

Parking fees are collected daily and during park hours at Almaden Lake Park, Alum Rock Park, Kelley Park, and Lake Cunningham Regional Park. Parking fees are collected by parking booth attendants or payable at the Parking Machines with cash (exact amount ...Read on...

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