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2017 Coyote Creek Flood Recovery

1 Story
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Neighborhood meetings on Flooding & Flood Risk Prevention Efforts

The Santa Clara Valley Water District will host public meetings with a resource and informational open house in the three neighborhoods most impacted by the storms. The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be there to answer your questions, get feedback...Read on...

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Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

1 Story
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Tenant Protection Ordinance Information Memo and Upcoming Community Meetings

The Housing Department submitted an information memo to the Mayor and City Council regarding the Tenant Protection Ordinance and will be hosting three upcoming meetings to discuss the Tenant Protection Ordinance and the Apartment Rent Ordinance. Please s...Read on... Additional Info...

City Auditor

3 Stories
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Audit of the Office of Equality Assurance

Increased Workload Warrants Reevaluation of Resource Needs

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City Clerk

1 Story
Posted on: July 26, 2017

Boards and Commissions Recruitment

Applications are now being accepted to fill the following vacancies: NEIGHBORHOODS COMMISSION District 1, District 3, District 7, and District 9 Seats with a Term Ending June 30, 2018 Appointments to Neighborhoods Commission will be made at a later dat...Read on... Additional Info...

City Highlights

6 Stories
Posted on: July 25, 2017

Help us redesign our website!

City of San Jose website

In the coming months, the City of San José will be completely overhauling the city website and wish to solicit feedback from our community members. We invite you to participate in filling out a brief survey.

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

San Jose East Foothills fire at Claitor Way and Lariat Lane

The San Jose East Foothills fire was reported at 4:39 p.m. and grew to 100-acres. The fire is 40 percent contained at 8:25 p.m. The San Jose Fire Department and Cal Fire have responded to the fire. San Jose Fire and Cal Fire remain at the scene until full...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2017

Fireworks are dangerous and illegal

Hi Neighbors!

July 4th is around the corner. We want to remind you that possession and setting off ANY type of fireworks, including those classified as "safe and sane," is ILLEGAL in San José and most of Santa Clara County. Violators can fac...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Neighborhood meetings on Flooding & Flood Risk Prevention Efforts

The Santa Clara Valley Water District will host public meetings with a resource and informational open house in the three neighborhoods most impacted by the storms. The Santa Clara Valley Water District will be there to answer your questions, get feedback...Read on...

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Posted on: February 16, 2017

We're Hiring!

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Are you or someone you know looking for an exciting new opportunity? The City of San José is currently searching for talented, creative and passionate people to join our team. Check out some of our open positions today!

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Recreational Marijuana: Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act Facts

On November 8, 2016, the voters of California approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.

Proposition 64 allows local governments to put in place certain local regulations and prohibitions. View the facts...

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Upcoming Procurements for the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility (RWF) forecasts design-build and construction pre-qualification opportunities for the period from July 2017 to December 2017. This is in addition to ...Read on...

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Fire Department

3 Stories
Posted on: July 11, 2017

San Jose East Foothills fire at Claitor Way and Lariat Lane

The San Jose East Foothills fire was reported at 4:39 p.m. and grew to 100-acres. The fire is 40 percent contained at 8:25 p.m. The San Jose Fire Department and Cal Fire have responded to the fire. San Jose Fire and Cal Fire remain at the scene until full...Read on...

Posted on: July 7, 2017

A message from the Fire Marshal...

If you participated in the use of fireworks this July 4th, please read this message:

  • In Newark, a young man, 18 years old, lost part of his left hand when a mortar exploded as he loaded it into a tube.
  • In San Bernardino, a group of eight-year-old boy...
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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Fireworks are dangerous and illegal

Hi Neighbors!

July 4th is around the corner. We want to remind you that possession and setting off ANY type of fireworks, including those classified as "safe and sane," is ILLEGAL in San José and most of Santa Clara County. Violators can fac...Read on...

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Hot Topics

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Fireworks are dangerous and illegal

Hi Neighbors! July 4th is around the corner. We want to remind you that possession and setting off ANY type of fireworks, including those classified as "safe and sane," is ILLEGAL in San José and most of Santa Clara County. Violators ...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: March 16, 2016

Open Data San José (BETA)

The City's Open Data website is in the BETA phase, giving users access to a number of data sets that are now available online. Visit Open Data San José often as more features are added in the coming months.

These city data sets range from unemployment...

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Housing - Mobilehome & Park Owners

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Update on Mobilehome Opt-In/Stay-In-Business Concept

On February 23, 2016, the City Council directed the Housing Department to continue to explore the Opt-In/Stay-In-Business concept with mobilehome park owners and residents.  The Opt-In/Stay-In-Business concept contemplates financial incentives fo...Read on...

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Immigrant Affairs

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Press Conference: SJPD's Stance on Immigration Enforcement

San Jose Police Chief Eddie Garcia will be joined by Mayor Sam Liccardo, Mauricio Toussaint (Mexican Consulate General in San Jose), Zulma Maciel (Office of Immigrant Affairs - City of San Jose), Magdalena Carrasco (Councilmember - City ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Additional Victims of Immigration Fraud

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Notario Fraud Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s help to identify potential victims of immigration fraud. Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested James Lopez on October 25, 2016 for illegal...Read on... Press Release...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

San José Launches New Language Access Policy

The City of San José has developed a Language Access Policy. The Office of Immigrant Affairs will provide oversight of the implementation of the policy. This is an important step towards engaging our limited-English speaking community....Read on...

Language Access Policy...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Mayor and City Council approve the Welcoming SJ Immigrant Integration Plan 2016-2019

On October 18, 2016, the City of San José adopted the Welcoming San José immigrant integration plan, making it the first major city in California to formally pass and publish a comprehensive, multi-sector plan on the topic. The thre...Read on... Welcoming San José Plan
Posted on: November 18, 2016

The Spartan East Side Promise

SJSU The Spartan East Side Promise is a collaboration between San Jose State University and East Side Union High School District with the goal of offering guaranteed admission to qualified students who attend high school in the East Side Union High School Dist...Read on... Info Available...
Posted on: November 18, 2016

The San Jose Great Thanksgiving Listen

The City of San Jose’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, East Side Union High School District, San Jose Unified School District, StoryCorps, and The Silicon Valley Talent Partnership are proud to be rolling out Project “Rafiki”, w...Read on...

Press Release
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Grand Opening of San José’s Interim Vietnamese-American Community Center

San Jose officials will participate in a grand opening ceremony for the new Interim Vietnamese-American Community Center (VACC). Located within the George Shirakawa Sr. Community Center, the VACC will serve as a gathering place that celebrates Vietnamese ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2016

San José Libraries New Citizenship Services

Citizenship Corners are currently available at ten branch locations, connecting people with immigration experts, programs, services, and classes. Services and resources include: - Citizenship test preparation materials - English teaching materials - Ci...Read on... Citizenship Corners Launch
Posted on: November 4, 2016

East Side WiFi Pilot Project

The City of San José passed a pilot project to bring free WiFi to east side students and families. The City aims to provides internet access for the first school in mid-2017, and in turn provide every student with the opportunity to thrive.Read on... Press Release...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

The Supreme Court Decision in United States v. Texas

On June 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued a 4-4 decision in United States v. Texas, the case challenging expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAP...Read on...

Court Decision...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Report on New Americans in San José and Santa Clara County

Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) has released a research brief that examines the economic and demographic contributions of immigrants in San José and Santa Clara County. The brief shows that Santa Clara County's 1.9 million immigra...Read on...

Full Report...
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Welcoming San José Immigrant Integration Plan

The Office of Immigrant Affairs has made available a draft of the Welcoming San José (WSJ) Plan recommendations and strategies. City Administration presented the draft WSJ Plan to the Mayor and City Council on May 17th and has...Read on...

WSJ Plan Update
Posted on: November 4, 2016

San José Hosts White House Regional Convening on New Americans

The City of San José recently hosted a White House Regional Convening on New Americans that brought together multiple sectors and levels of government to further strengthen welcoming and immigrant integration efforts in the greater San...Read on...

White House Regional Convening
Posted on: November 4, 2016

Welcoming America: Gateways for Growth Challenge

The City of San José values its diversity and embraces immigrants and their contributions to our city. Now more than ever, it is critical that the City work with nonprofit partners, schools, the community, business sector, and...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

San José Signs on in Texas v. United States

“San José is proud of its rich immigrant heritage, and we wouldn’t be known as the Capital of Silicon Valley and a global center of innovation had it not been for the contributions of the hundreds of thousands of immigrants ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

San José Joins Cities for Citizenship Aimed at Increasing Citizenship

“Our evolution over the past 50 years, from an agricultural community to become the world’s leading center of technology innovation is attributed to the entrepreneurial spirit of the people of San Jose, who have come to reside here fro...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Office of Immigrant Affairs

The Mayor and City Council approved the establishment of the Office of Immigrant Affairs. The City Manager's Office have been working with key stakeholder since August 2015 to develop a three-year immigrant integration plan and will also continue its work...Read on...

OIA Update...

Medical Marijuana

4 Stories
Posted on: November 10, 2016

Recreational Marijuana: Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act Facts

On November 8, 2016, the voters of California approved Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Proposition 64 legalizes the nonmedical use of marijuana by persons aged 21 and older. Proposition 64 creates a state regulatory and licensing system ...Read on... Additional Info...
Posted on: August 27, 2014

Enterprise Zone Clarification

In response to questions from interested members of the public asking for clarification regarding Enterprise Zones, under subsection 20.80.775.I of Title 20 (the Zoning Code), 2055 South 7th Street (APN 477-25-023) is the only parcel which is located in a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program

On June 10, 2014, the City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program defining and regulating the legal operation of medical marijuana establishments in the City of San José. That program is set forth in two City ordinances found at the foll...Read on...


Office of the Independent Police Auditor

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

The 2016 IPA Year End Report (Report) is released

The 2016 IPA Year End Report summarizes the work of Independent Police Auditor (IPA) and staff during the 2016 calendar year. Report highlights include: 

  • information about IPA audits of San José Police Department's Internal Af...
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Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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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 10, 2017

Explore the Great Outdoors at Alum Rock Park

Spend your Summer Break at Alum Rock Park. Summer Outdoor Camp is for youth age 5 - 13 years and will take place from 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Monday thru Friday 6/12/17 - 8/18/17. Activities will include outdoor games, learning about nature & wildlife, camp...Read on... Download Camp Flyer and Info
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

Willow Glen Community Center Celebrates Volunteers at their “Great Gatsby Jazz Brunch

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Willow Glen Community Center hosted a special event to honor their volunteers on Saturday, April 8. Transporting volunteers back to the “Roaring Twenties”, the Multi...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

Spring Breakers Swarm Camden Community Center Recreation

Camden Community Center held a variety of camps during spring break, Monday, April 3 to Friday, April 7. The all-inclusive Camp San Jose offered games, crafts, and enrichment and physical activities for children ages five to twelve years old. Participants...Read on...

Posted on: April 19, 2017

Camden Community Center Shaken by New Workshop

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) recently offered its first ShakeXperience workshop at the Camden Community Center. This new course gave theater enthusiasts a program where they could creatively express themselves thro...Read on...
Posted on: April 19, 2017

3rd Annual Spring Egg Hunt held at Roosevelt Community Center

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ (PRNS) Roosevelt Community Center welcomed 183 egg hunters to its annual hunt on Saturday, April 8. Even with the spring showers, the event moved indoors and included face painting, arts and crafts, ...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: April 10, 2017

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Service’s (PRNS) After School Program at the Seven Trees Shelter

Over the past several weeks, the PRNS Out of School Time team offered an After School Program at the Seven Trees Community Center to provide a safe, fun, and enriching environment for the youth residing in the shelter. The center dedicated a classroom for...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Two Grants Awarded to Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Service’s (PRNS) Out of School Time Program

Two grants have been awarded to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Out of School Time Program; the H.I.T.S. (Honest, Integrity, Teamwork, Sportsmanship) Grant through USTA and NRPA’s Healthy Out of School Time G...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2017

Spring has arrived at Camden Community Center

Over 200 children searched the fields for toy-filled eggs at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Camden Community Center last Saturday. During the event, children and families celebrated spring’s arrival with egg...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2017

Alum Rock Park Re-opens tomorrow!

Alum Rock Park Re-opens tomorrow, Saturday, April 1! FREE parking at the Eagle Rock & Rustic Lands parking Lots has been extended through June 30, 2017. This means you can continue to park for FREE inside Alum Rock Park (except on Holidays). We encou...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2017

Storms may have Damaged Neighborhood Parks

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) re-opened the Rock Spring Park last Friday afternoon. Featuring a children’s play area, basketball court, picnic tables and outdoor BBQ pits, the park is located in one of the neighborhoods hit ...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2017

Los Lagos Community Engagement Process Completed

Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) has completed the community engagement process to discuss the future of the Los Lagos Golf Course, one of three municipal golf courses in San José. Approximately 216 community...

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Posted on: March 17, 2017

SJ DIGI Hosts Young Creators Youth Symposium

The SJ DIGI (Discover, Ignite, Grow, Inspire) program powered by Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS), hosted the second annual Young Creators Youth Symposium, sponsored by Silicon Valley Creates, on Thursday, March 9th. Viet Mac, of Mac Hou...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 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: March 13, 2017

American Red Cross Transfers Shelter Operations to City

The management of the shelter at Seven Trees Community Center transferred from the American Red Cross (ARC) to the City of San José’s Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) on Monday, March 6.  The ARC ha...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Park Closures Can Now Be Tracked

The latest winter storms continue to affect some City parks.  To help you track if your favorite park, picnic area, playground, or athletic facility is open, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) has developed a new Parks and Trails ...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: 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 ...

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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 wo...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 S...

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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 ev...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: 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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Planning

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Public Review of Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration: Alviso Park Master Plan Update

PUBLIC NOTICE
INTENT TO ADOPT 
A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION
CITY OF SAN JOSÉ, CALIFORNIA
Project Name: Alviso Park Master Plan Update File No.: PP16-132

Description: The project proposes an update to the Alviso Park Master Plan and ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Public Review Draft SEIR: America Center Phase III Project

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF
A DRAFT SUBSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT (SEIR)
AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
A Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the America Center Phase III Project is available for public review and comment. The propose...Read on...

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