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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Therapeutic Art & Wellness Program Dances the Night Away with Valentine’s Day Celebration

Pink and red hearts filled the room at the Grace Therapeutic Art & Wellness Valentine’s Day Dance on Friday, February 10, 2017. Almost 70 people danced the night away with music, food, prizes, goodie bags, and good company. Held at the Basco...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Longtime Almaden Volunteers Receive Special Commendation

Councilmember Johnny Khamis (D10) and Mayor Sam Liccardo presented a commendation to Rich and Jeanne Sanders on Tuesday, February 7th for their inspirational service to the community. The Sanders have been volunteering at the Parks, Recreation and Neighbo...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Almaden Neighbors Volunteer Together at Jeffrey Fontana Park

In the Almaden Valley, Jeffrey Fontana Park is a popular and serene gathering spot for neighbors to enjoy a walk, for dogs to enjoy playing at the dog park, and for youth to climb and swing on the playground. As people drive by the park on McAbee Road, th...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Seven Trees Community Center Mural

The Seven Trees Community Center’s Mural Contest is a unique opportunity for a local artist to highlight their work to hundreds of people. The artist must depict an image that represents, “Building Community Through Fun,” on a ca...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

San José Named Age-Friendly City

Last Wednesday, Mayor Sam Liccardo announced that the World Health Organization (WHO) named San José as one of only 38 cities in the United States accepted into the world-wide WHO Age-Friendly City Network. Hundreds of cities from around the world ...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2017

Winter Carnival and Book Fair Transforms Mayfair Community Center

Over 190 teachers from around the Bay Area and 50 families from District 5 walked through the doors of the Mayfair Community Center on Saturday, January 21st expecting to receive old used books. Instead, families walked into a community center transformed...

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Posted on: January 30, 2017

PRNS Hosts Almaden Winery Rose Park Volunteer Project

With January as the best time to prune roses, local Almaden residents from Saint Anthony’s Catholic Church, as well as, neighbors and other dedicated volunteers accomplished the essential job of pruning roses at the Almaden Winery Rose Park on Satur...

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Arcadia Ballpark Project

In November 2000, San Jose voters approved a $228 Million bond (Measure P) that provided funding for “constructing new recreational sports facilities.” One of the two remaining Bond projects is the citywide softball facility. On Dece...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Artful Aging through Shakespeare Workshops

The City of San José, Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is excited to be partnering with SV Creates with funding from Aroha Philanthropies to offer three artful aging workshops in 2017. John McCluggage, former associate ...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Winter Storms Hit Family Camp

The recent winter storms that have affected the entire state, also hit the popular Family Camp at Yosemite site. The Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) program, located in the Sierras near Yosemite National Park, was battered by the recent...Read on...

Posted on: January 18, 2017

Los Lagos Golf Course On-Line Survey

Your opinion is wanted by the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) department. A community engagement process to discuss the future of Los Lagos Golf Course, one of three municipal golf courses in San José, has started. You can sh...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 18, 2017

The Cities of San José and Campbell Join Together for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., volunteers came out to serve their local community on Monday, January 16, 2017. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management Unit partnered with the City of Campbell to host...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

PRNS Winter Leisure Class Registration

Looking for something fun for the new year? The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Winter Leisure Class Registration is open! Take a minute to see what classes, camps and activities your local community centers and parks are ...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

PRNS Accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship Applications

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is currently accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship applications for the upcoming season. PRNS offers hundreds of classes and programs, such as dance, music, health & fitness, gymnastic...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

Volunteers Get the Job Done at the Municipal Rose Garden

Even with the forecast showing continual rain and gusty breezes for Saturday, January 7th, 276 “San José Parks-Loving” volunteers headed out to the San José Municipal Rose Garden for the 10th Annual Pruning Day event. As they arr...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

The Eagle Has Landed at Lake Cunningham Park

Lake Cunningham Regional Park has become home to a unique new resident this past month. Our country’s national bird, the American Bald Eagle, has been spotted during morning strolls by park staff and visitors. Our new feathery friend spends its ...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2017

High School Students Shadow City Employees

Students from Luis Valdez Leadership High School participated in a City Employee Shadow Day on Monday, January 9, 2017. City employees from the Departments of Environmental Services, Housing, and Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services were matched up...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2017

Grace Community Center Programming at Three New Locations

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) therapeutic drop-in Art & Wellness Programming for adults in need of behavioral health services and those with disabilities is now offered in three locations City wide. PRNS has susp...

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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

Aging Mastery Program

Camden and Mayfair Community Centers are helping older adults “master” aging. The City of San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department (PRNS) is pleased to be the first in the area to offer an innovative, new ten-week health and wellnes...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2017

PRNS Accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship Applications

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is currently accepting 2017 Citywide Scholarship applications for the upcoming season. PRNS offers hundreds of classes and programs, such as dance, music, health & fitness, gymnastic...Read on...

Posted on: January 4, 2017

Holiday fun for Therapeutic Services

Each December, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services All Access Sports and Recreation (AASR) provides holiday fun for individuals with various disabilities. One such event is our Winter Workshop which was held at Camden Community C...Read on...

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: December 21, 2016

Local Cities Collaborate on Holiday Dance for Individuals with Disabilities

Hosted by Parks Recreation and Neighborhood Services, therapeutic services programs in San José, Santa Clara and Sunnyvale presented their Annual Winter Ball, a semi-formal event attended by 115 participants, parents, and care providers. Guests danced the...Read on...

Posted on: December 12, 2016

Seven Trees Community Center’s Star Wars Cookies with Santa Event

Seven Trees Community Center’s Star Wars Cookies with Santa Event- Seven Trees Community Center hosted its’ Annual Cookies with Santa event with a few extra helpers this year. Jedi Knights, Strom Troopers, Yoda, BB8 and a few more frie...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2016

City of San José Teen Sport Leagues

The Seven Trees Community Center organizes yearly, City Wide -Teen Sports Leagues that serve youth ages 12-18. Presently this league hosts 3 sports, Flag Football, Futsal, and Basketball. Flag Football is currently at the end of the season, with 15 teams ...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 19, 2016

Almaden Lake Park hosts its first Graffiti Night Car Show

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Are you ready to go back in time before summer is gone for the year? Almaden Lake Park invites you to close out the season on Aug. 26 for its first ever Graffiti Night! This nostalgia themed event will take place on the west side of Almaden Lake Park (Alm...Read on...

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

11th Annual Comedy for Kids Fundraiser Benefiting Youth Recreation Programs to be Held on August 19

On August 19 the Youth Connections Foundation of San José will hold its 11th Annual Comedy for Kids fundraiser at the SAP Center in San José. This year’s show will honor Jose Manzo, Superintendent of the Oak Grove School District. Marla Tellez will MC and...Read on...

Posted on: July 26, 2016

Rios: San Jose parks are important not just for fun but for real monetary benefits

Want the inside scoop on the value of San José’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services means to our community? Angel Rios, Director of PRNS, penned this special story for the Mercury News that details the importance and the value parks and recreati...Read on...

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Posted on: February 18, 2016

The Park and Recreation System in San José, California Provides Millions in Economic Benefits

San José, California, the preeminent city of Silicon Valley, has a large natural and developed park system that provides beauty, recreational opportunities, access to nature, and positive environmental impacts to residents, workers, and tourists alike. In...Read on...

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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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