The City of San José Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) has one of the most diverse service models of any agency of its type. The recreation, social services and outdoor spaces serve not only San Jose’s million plus residents, but individuals from surrounding cities and communities as well.
To be a National leader of Parks and Recreation in cultivating healthy communities through quality programs and dynamic public spaces.
DEPARTMENT EXECUTIVE TEAM
Capital and Planning
BOARDS & COMMISSIONS
POLICIES & REPORTS
COMMUNITY BASED ORGANIZATION SUPPORT
The mission of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is to build healthy communities through people, parks and programs. PRNS provides a diverse variety of programs that impact the lives of children, youth, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities throughout the City. PRNS strives to build community through fun, and make and activate quality places in San José where people want to live, work, play, and learn.
PRNS has a rich history and was established in the 1940’s. Here are highlights of our department through the years.