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Posted on: May 25, 2017

2017 Teen Center Card Design Contest

teen contest flyer-final-3.jpg Create a design celebrating the City of San José and Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services! Turn in your designs to any City of San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Community Center to enter. First place winne...Read on... Download Rules and Submisison Form
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 Floo...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 goal o...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 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: 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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