Santa Clara County Recreational Programs
San Jose Parks & Recreation 200 E Santa Clara St, San Jose CA 95113, 408-535-3570
San Jose's Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services (PRNS) provides recreational programs and activities at nearly 3 dozen parks and community centers throughout the city. After-school drop-in programs for children and teenagers are hosted at a number of locations, in partnership with the City of San Jose, local School Districts, and community-based organizations. Senior programs serve residents at the other end of the age spectrum at a number of community center locations as well. Several community centers offer a variety of classes for all ages, including sports, martial arts, arts & crafts, dance and music. Sports, Fitness, Yoga, and Specialty classes such as Dog Obedience are offered for older teens and adults. The therapeutic recreation program offers classes for individuals of all ages with disabilities. Golfers can participate in their sport at the 2 municipal golf courses, each offering an 18-hole course, as well as a 9-hole course & driving range. Golf lessons are offered for all ages.
Santa Clara Parks & Recreation: 969 Kiely Blvd Santa Clara CA 95051 408-615-3140
Santa Clara's main recreational facility is the 27,000 sq. ft. Community Recreation Center located in Central Park, which serves as department headquarters, features a multi-purpose room and activity rooms, ceramics room and offices and hosts youth and adult creative arts, dance, special interest, fitness and aerobics classes, Therapeutic Recreation Services programs, Junior Theatre, Pre-Kindergarten program, and seasonal special events. Central Park also includes Arbor & Pavilion Picnic Areas and the Santa Clara Tennis Center, 2625 Hayward Dr. Other facilities include the Gymnastic Center in Carmichael Park, 3445 Benton St; Lawn Bowling Green, 2625 Patricia Dr, 408-615-2260; Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St, 408-423-2415, ext. 2599; Mission Sports Complex, 3000 Mission College Blvd on the Mission College Campus; Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway at Tasman Dr, 408-748-7000; Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, 5155 Stars and Stripes Dr, 408-980-9515; Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park, 5049 Centennial Blvd, 408-615-3160; Senior Citizens Center, 1303 Fremont St (but temporarily housed in the Community Recreation Center), 408-615-3170; and Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), 2450 Cabrillo Avee at San Tomas Expressway. The 11 1/2 acre Mission Sports Complex hosts various special events and features three lighted softball fields, one baseball field, restrooms, and parking. Santa Clara Convention Center sponsors public events such as craft shows, dance exhibitions, and antique fairs. Santa Clara Golf & Tennis Club, managed by American Golf Corp., offers 18 championship golf holes, driving range, putting green, seven lighted tennis courts, a pro shop and restaurant, and is available for tournaments. Santa Clara Tennis Center is open for membership to all residents (and a limited number of non-residents), offers tennis instruction for all ability levels, and features a monthly newsletter, membership list with phone numbers, monthly tournaments, inter-club play, USTA league play, and social events. Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park offers three lighted regulation-size soccer fields, 2 with natural grass and one turf, and a 100-car off-street parking lot. The park hosts all local youth soccer groups, including Santa Clara Parks & Recreation activities, the Santa Clara Youth Soccer League, PAL Youth Soccer, and various local schools. Future construction will bring a 7,000 sq. ft. soccer building with concessions, restrooms, showers, lockers, and meeting rooms. The Senior Citizens Center offers a variety of recreation and social service programs for individuals 50+ years of age and features activity rooms, auditorium, billiards and card rooms, lapidary room, kitchen, woodshop, and fitness center. 1-acre Walter E. Schmidt Youth Activity Center (YAC), located on the grounds of Cabrillo Middle School, features a gym, two recreation activity rooms, and offices, and hosts classes for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school age children as well as an after school program, sports leagues and camps, and special events on Friday nights. The Youth Activity Center also houses a Skate Park and a Teen Center, which serves youth in grades 9-12, is nearby at 2466 Cabrillo Ave. George F. Haines International Swim Center, 2625 Patricia Dr, Warburton Swim Center, Mary Gomez Pool, and Montague Swim Center all offer recreational and instructional swimming for all ages, as well as synchronized swimming, competitive swimming and diving meets, and swim activities for seniors and for the disabled. Westwood Oaks Park houses the Preschool program for 3-year olds; the Community Recreation Center hosts the PK program. The city's parks collectively feature recreation buildings, picnic areas, barbecues, restrooms, swimming pools, basketball courts, softball fields, tennis courts & play areas.
Sunnyvale Parks & Recreation Box 3707 Sunnyvale CA 94088 408-730-7350
Recreational facilities in Sunnyvale include 14 parks. The largest, 180-acre Baylands Park, features 70 acres of developed parkland offering active recreation, pathways and picnic areas for families and large groups, as well as 105 acres of seasonal wetlands protected as a Wetlands Preserve to provide habitat for plants and wildlife. The park offers group picnic sites with extra-large barbecue grills, electricity and water, layout tables, shade structures, and cans & bottles recycling containers, restrooms, and play areas, including a large grassy field, wheelchair-accessible Discovery Play Area (climbing structures, see-saw snake, spring toys, sand terraces and talk tubes), and 3 smaller play areas featuring swings, a climbing net and a play town. Other park features include unpaved jogging or walking trails, a paved bike path, access to the San Francisco Bay Trail, and the Baylands Grove Amphitheater, which hosts group presentations, ceremonies, music and various events, and has lawn seating which can accommodate up to 300 people. The other parks collectively features Children's Play Areas, Horseshoe Pits, Sand Volleyball Courts, Multi-use Fields (which can be reserved, many are located on adjacent school property), Basketball Courts (some are on adjacent school property), Tennis Courts (some are lighted, those in Braly Park are on adjacent school property), Golf Courses (2), Swimming Pools, Spray Pools with Timer, Skating Rinks, Shuffle Board Courts, and Restrooms. Fair Oaks Park houses the Sunnyvale Skate Park, Lakewood Park features a Bike Path and Handball Court, and Ortega Park offers Cricket Pitch. Heritage Park features a courtyard and is home to Sunnyvale's Heritage Museum featuring vintage era harvest equipment and a detailed history of the fruit industry that used to define the Valley. Las Palmas Park contains a Dog Park Area and a Spray Pool ($60/two hours). Murphy Park features a Lawn Bowl Green, Historical Museum, Stamp Mill and Outdoor Stage. Most parks feature a recreation building and picnic areas, both of which can be reserved.
Sunnyvale Swim Complex at Fremont High School, 1283 Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd, 408-732-2257 (California Sports Center) offers a wide range of aquatics programs for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The complex features an Olympic size 50-meter x 25-yard pool and locker rooms, offices, and conference room – all separate from high school facilities. 2 Golf Courses serve the community.
Sunnyvale Golf Course, 605 Macara Ave 408-738-3666, is a par 70 regulation 18-hole course with numerous bunkers, dog legs and water holes. Sunken Gardens Golf Course, 1010 S. Wolfe Rd 408-739-6588, is a 9-hole, 1,502 yard executive course that is suited to the beginning golfer with practice facilities and shorter length holes. This course features a driving range, lit for night use, 18 range stalls available to the public for practice, warm-up before play, or exercise/therapy. Group and Private Golf Lessons are offered, as well as Clinics (Saturday Drop-in and Junior ages 8-16). The Sunnyvale Tennis Center, 755 S Mathilda Ave, 408-732-2130, offers group and private lessons for beginning-intermediate level players, along with leagues and tournaments for younger players.
Recreational classes and programs for all ages include Arts and Crafts, Music, Dance, Sports, Swimming, Fitness (Martial Arts for Children/Youth, Aerobics/Exercise for Teens/Adults). Special interest programs for youth include Basic Baking for Kids and Health & Safety Camp. Older children/teens can take part in a Babysitting Workshop and Driver Ed is offered for older teens. A Parent/Tot Playschool is offered once a week. Various programs and activities are available for individuals with special needs, including Baseball Sunnyvale Metro Challenger baseball for children (408-243-KIDS), Soccer AYSO (free for children ages 4-19, 408-739-AYSO), Santa Clara County Special Olympics, and CO-OP Dances (sponsored by the Cupertino Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Program, the San Jose Office of Therapeutic Services, the Santa Clara Parks and Recreation Therapeutic Program and, the Sunnyvale Therapeutic Recreation Program). Class Locations include the Creative Arts Center (Art Room, Pottery Room, Paint Room), Ponderosa Park Building, Washington Park Building, Washington Park, Raynor Park Building, Ortega Park Building, Cupertino Middle School Field, Las Palmas Park, Las Palmas Park Building, Serra Park Field, Serra Park Building, Sunnyvale Middle School Field, Cala Center Dojang (Martial Arts), Planet Granite Inc (Rock Climbing), Cumberland Elementary School, Recreation Center (Community Room, Neighborhood Room, Ballroom, Board Room, Preschool Room), Theater Dance Studio, Sawdust Shop (452 Oakmead Pkwy-Woodworking classes), Sunnyvale Senior Center-Laurel Room, Sunnyvale Indoor Sports Center, Ice Center/Vallco Mall, Heritage Center, Senior Center-Orchard Pavillion, Columbia Neighborhood Center, Fair Oaks Park, and Sunnyvale Community Center.
Palo Alto Recreation-Community Services 1305 Middlefield Rd Palo Alto CA 94301 650-463-4900
Recreational facilities in Palo Alto include Baylands Preserve, 2775 Embarcadero Rd, Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Rd, 650-329-2697 (in the Baylands Preserve), and about 2 dozen parks and several mini-parks that represent 162 developed acres of urban park land (a few parks feature open space areas exclusively). Amenities in the parks collectively include tennis courts, soccer, softball & baseball fields, toddler and elementary school age playgrounds/play structures, grassy areas, picnic facilities, benches, dog runs, basketball courts, and a lawn bowling green, as well as school athletic fields and tennis courts (elementary and middle school sites). Greer, Mitchell, and Rinconada are the largest of the city's parks and offer restroom facilities among other features. Greer Park, 1098 Amarillo Ave, includes a par course, small dog run, and skateboard bowl (650- 329-2487). Mitchell Park includes shuffleboard courts, checkerboard/chess tables, paddle tennis courts, handball courts, jogging trails, a multi-use concrete bowl, and a large dog run. Rinconada Park, 777 Embarcadero Rd, includes a community swimming pool for lap and recreational swimming, a sand play area which features water play, and a large open space turf area surrounded by jogging paths. The park's Rinconada Pool, which is heated to 80 degrees, features lap swimming lanes, dressing rooms, and showers. Lucie Stern Community Center, Junior Museum, the Community Theater/Children's Theatre, and the Children's Library are located next to Rinconada Park. Bol Park, 3590 Laguna Ave, features a jogging path and a one-mile bicycle path. Cogswell Plaza, 264 Lytton Ave, hosts free concerts (at noon on Thursdays in the summer). Johnson Park offers a sand volleyball pit and community garden plots (available to rent). Robles Park features wheel chair accessible facilities. Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Rd (in Baylands Preserve), hosts organized softball & baseball league play in the Spring & Fall, and features lighted fields. Baylands Preserve, 2775 Embarcadero Rd, is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland in the San Francisco Bay and offers 15 miles of multi-use trails providing access to a unique mixture of tidal and freshwater habitats. Besides Baylands Athletic Center, Baylands Preserve houses the Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, Byxbee Park Hills (Art Park), and Emily Renzel Wetlands, and features wildlife observation platforms, benches and picnic facilities with barbecues. Foothills Park, 3300 Page Mill Rd, 650-329-2423, is a 1,400 acre preserve open to Palo Alto residents and their guests, and features rugged chaparral, woodland, fields, and streams. Park amenities include hiking trails, a lake for fishing and boating, camping areas, a Nature Interpretive Center, and picnic facilities. Palo Alto Golf Course, Highway 101 at 1875 Embarcadero Rd, 650-856-0881, features an 18-hole course, lighted driving range, restaurant and bar, golf shop, practice putting green area and golf carts with canopy tops. Recreational programs for all ages include sports and aquatics. Activity locations include Terman Middle School (Men's Basketball Leagues), Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd (Volleyball Leagues), El Camino Park, Greer Park & Baylands Athletic Center (Men's and Coed Softball Leagues) and Rinconada Pool, 777 Embarcadero Rd, 650-329-2351 (Aquatics). Children/youth programs include summer camp and enrichment activities, with focus on general recreational and specialty camps such as sports, science, theater and dance. Art classes are also offered. Students at JLS, Jordan, and Terman Middle Schools can participate in the Middle School Athletics Program, a joint effort between PAUSD and the City's Recreation Division, offering an after-school sports programs (Coed Cross Country, Flag Football, Track & Field and Wrestling, Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Basketball). High School age teens that live or go to school in Palo Alto can get free guitar lessons from a fellow teen and experienced guitar player at Mitchell Park Center after-school on Thursdays afternoons. Other teen programs include "The Drop" teen center at Mitchell Park, which offers pool, ping pong, fuse ball, music, computer/video games, and clubs (free membership/registration required), Computer Lab/Homework Center (opened at the start of the '06 school year), Break Dance Workshops (MW Eves, 650-329-2487 for info), Palo Alto Youth Council, Teen Advisory Board (650-329-2390 for info on either program). A Junior Advisory Board, 650-329-2192, is designed for similar input from Middle School teens. Special events for Middle & High School age youth includes dances and, for high school age youth, Band Night. On the other end of the age spectrum, Senior Friendship Day at Cubberley Community Center, which meets on Wednesday mornings, offers a line-up including Crafts & Classes, Bridge, Fitness Session, Programs (Speakers) & Entertainment, Hot Lunch (optional, sign-up required), and Dancing (country, international, folk and ballroom). Individuals with special needs can participate in a variety of recreation programs, including The Omega Club, 650-463-4910 (a monthly social group for high functioning adults age 21 or older); Summer's Excellent Adventures Camp (ages 5-13), which offers activities such as nature, arts, crafts, games, gymnastics, fitness, music, and cooking; and Special Olympics, 408-392-0170 (City recreation division provides support for the program).
Mountain View Parks & Recreation 201 S Rengstorff Ave Mountain View CA 94039 650-903-6331
Recreational program areas in Mountain View include aquatics, adult & youth sports; senior activities; cultural arts; preschool; elementary & teen classes; after-school programs; and environmental education. Mountain View Community Center, in Rengstorff Park, is the location for many of the recreational classes, serves as the recreation division's headquarters, and is available for rental. Facilities at the center and park include a skate park, pool, BBQ areas, tennis courts, playgrounds, and a natural grass play area. Graham Sports Complex is under construction, with a building dedication scheduled for Dec 16, 2006. Recreational programs include swimming, sports, preschool & after-school classes/activities, and special interest classes. Aquatics classes & activities include Lap Swim, Swim Lessons (American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program), Mountain View Masters Swim Club, 408-735-1326 (age 18 & up-coached practices; stroke instruction; private lessons; group clinics; lap swimming; local swim competitions; social events), Los Altos-Mountain View Aquatic Club, 650- 599-2213 (year round competitive swimming for boys and girls ages 5 to 18, novice through advanced, sanctioned by United States Swimming, Inc.). The Learn to Swim Program offers youth lessons for ages 1-18, with ability/age levels including Parent/Tot I & II, Water Readiness, and Levels 1-5. Non-toilet trained children must wear a swim diaper. Adult/Teen Swim lessons are offered for ages 15 & up for ability levels ranging from non-swimmer through intermediate. Other classes offered include beginning & intermediate diving, pre-competitive swimming, lifeguard training, water safety instructor and water safety instructor aide/junior lifeguard (ages 13-15). All classes/activities meet at Eagle Park Pool, 650 Franklin St, 650-903-6413. Rengstorff Pool, 201 South Rengstorff Ave, 650-903-6414, will reopen in Spring 2007 after scheduled maintenance is completed. Adult Sports include Softball, Flag Football, Men's Basketball and Coed Volleyball Leagues, and Adult Open Gym – Volleyball. Activities meet at the Whisman Sports Center (Crittenden and Callhan) Field, 1500 Middlefield Rd or the Mountain View. Preschool Classes include Tot Time, ages 3-4 TTH AM, and Playschool, ages 4-5, MWF AM, both of which meet at the Community Center, 201 S Rengstorff Ave. Children/Young Teens can participate in one of two after-school programs: All Stars, a free after school program offered in cooperation with the Mountain View-Whisman School District and currently held at Castro, Landels, Monta Loma and Theuerkauf Elementary Schools; and Tween Time, 650- 903-6331, part of the free, supervised, after school program at Graham and Crittenden Middle Schools (which also includes a School Homework Study Hall). Tween Time offers club activities such as chess, music appreciation, art, drama, cooking, and yoga, along with contests, crafts, cooking, movies, and games. Other classes offered include Aikido, Beginning Fencing, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Soccer, Gymnastics, Babysitters Training, First Aid, Cartooning Workshop, DJ 101 for Teens, Drivers Ed, Ice Skating (Winter Lodge), Cooking, Lego Pre-Engineering, and Children's Safety Workshop. Teens can also participate in Teen Open Gym, and Teen Center drop-in programs & activities. Cuesta Tennis, 685 Cuesta Dr, 650-967-5955, offers Adult/Child Tennis: Lessons, a Junior Team Tennis Club, and an Adult Tennis Club. Shoreline Golf Links 2949 N Shoreline Blvd, 650-903-4653, facilitates golf for adults, offering lessons and recreational play. The Adobe Building, 157 Moffett Blvd, has been restored, is available for a variety of events, and features a modern catering kitchen, office, and great room that can accommodate 100 for indoor dining. The Rengstorff House and Gardens are available to the public T/W/Sun, 11-5, and are otherwise available for rental. Willowgate and Senior Center Community Gardens offer garden plots for adults in the community (Senior Center garden, 650-903-6330, is for seniors ages 55 & up, Willowgate Garden, 650-903-6331, is open to ages 18 & up).
The Senior Center is located at 266 Escuela Avenue, 650-903-6407. The City of Mountain View Recreation Division manages Deer Hollow Farm, 650-903-6430, a working homestead and educational center situated in Los Altos Hills at the Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve (which is managed by the Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District.) Classes are offered for elementary through high school age groups during the school year and include: Farm and Garden, Sheep and Goats, Wilderness Adventure, Birds, Ohlone Habitat and Ohlone Village. Day camp programs are offered during the summer, with activities including interaction with the farm animals, gardening, hikes in the preserve, crafts and games.
Cupertino Parks & Rec. Quinlan Community Center 10185 N Stelling Cupertino CA 95014 408-777-3120
Recreational facilities in Cupertino include 10 neighborhood parks and 4 special purpose parks (Memorial Park, McClellan Ranch Park, Blackberry Farm and Creekside Park), collectively comprising 150.8 acres of park land. 16-acre Blackberry Farm, 21975 San Fernando Ave, features group picnic areas, volleyball courts, 3 swimming pools (one with slide), horseshoe pits, basketball courts, and a softball field. 13-acre Creekside Park, 10455 Miller Ave, offers an 800-sq. ft. community room, family picnic areas, a basketball half-court, 2 playgrounds, 3 soccer fields, and a pedestrian/bicycle bridge over the Calabazas Creek. 18-acre McClellan Ranch Park, 22221 McClellan Rd, a former horse ranch, currently is a natural preserve park housing a nature museum and community garden. The original ranch house, milk barn livestock barn, a replica of the Baer's Blacksmith Shop that was originally located at De Anza and Stevens Creek Boulevards, and the old water tower from the Parish Ranch (now Memorial Park) are preserved on the property. 28-acre Memorial Park, Stevens Creek Blvd & Mary Ave, includes acres of lawn suitable for family picnics, a lake, an amphitheater, a lighted softball field, and 6 lighted tennis courts. Memorial Park is right next to the Senior Center, Quinlan Community Center and the Cupertino Sports Center. 27,000 square foot Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N. Stelling, hosts a variety of recreational activities, features the Cupertino Room, a multi-purpose room that can accommodate 300 people for functions such as banquets, houses the Cupertino Historical Society Museum, and offers conference rooms that are available to rent. Cupertino Sports Center, 21111 Stevens Creek Blvd, 408-777-3160, features 17 tennis courts, a fitness center, locker room facilities, racquetball courts, a child care center for parents playing tennis or working out in the fitness center, a large multi-purpose room for fitness classes, a seasonal outdoor pool, basketball, ping pong, badminton, and the city's dedicated Teen Center in the lower level. The sports center houses the tennis program, with resident tennis professionals offering private & group lessons, junior & adult tournaments & leagues, and social drop-in tennis. The Blackberry Farm Golf Course, 22110 Stevens Creek Blvd, is a 9-hole, Par 29, golf course with an adjoining pro shop & restaurant. 1-acre Cali Mill Plaza Park, Stevens Creek Blvd & De Anza Blvd, features a stainless steel sculpture, 2 interactive fountains, themed gardens and free wireless Internet access. The Senior Center, 21251 Stevens Creek Blvd, offers educational & volunteer opportunities, social activities, speaker series, services, music, and travel programs for adults age 50 or older. The other neighborhood parks collectively feature playgrounds/play structures for pre-school and elementary school age children, family picnic areas, tennis courts, half-basketball courts and soccer fields (one partially lighted). Jollyman Park also features a baseball field and picnic areas; Linda Vista Park includes a group barbecue facility for 100, a fitness station, and a large turf area, with a water feature; Monta Vista Park has a 10,000 sq ft. recreation center, which houses the gymnastics program, and play fields. Portal Park houses a small recreation building and offers group barbecue facilities for 60; Somerset Square includes a volleyball court and Wilson Park features a small recreation building and a fitness course. Monta Vista Recreation Center houses a year-round gymnastics program, Preschool program and various adult and youth classes, and offers rental space for small informal gatherings and meetings. Other recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, sports fields, amphitheater, group picnic areas and historical buildings. Recreational programs for all ages include Sports, Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance, and Woodworking. Youth classes & activities include Acrobatics, Acting/Theater, Junior Golf, American Sign Language, Badminton, Computer Game Design, Creative Writing, ESL, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating, Karate, In-line Skating, Parent/Child Golf, Parent/Tot Preschool, Tiny Tots & Super Tots Preschool, Soccer, Table Tennis, Web Design, and Winter Break Camp.. The After-school Enrichment Program, operated cooperatively with the Cupertino Union School District, meets at local elementary schools and offers activities & classes in a variety of areas, including Arts & Crafts, Music, Dance, Fitness, Foreign Language (Spanish), Science, Self-Help/Wellness, Theater, Chess, Yoga, Creative Writing, Debate/Public Speaking, Karate and Math Olympiads. Teen programs/classes include Debate, Drivers Ed, Kaplan workshops (College Admissions/Testing, SAT Prep, ACT Prep), Computer Programming (JAVA), Kaleidoscope Public Safety Training, Internet Safety, Photoshop Basics, Teen Center, Tennis, Snowboard & Ski Trips. Adult Classes include Golf, Aerobics/Fitness, Yoga, First Aid/CPR, Emergency Preparedness Training, ESL Classes, Feng Shui, Ice Skating, In-Line Skating, Shiatsu, Special Interest Workshops/Seminars (Professional Public Speaking, Raising Healthy Children, Real Estate Topics, Health/Wellness), Self-Defense for Women, Table Tennis, Tai Chi, and Tennis. Club Wednesday offers recreational opportunities for adults with disabilities.
Milpitas Recreation Services 457 E Calaveras Blvd Milpitas CA 95035 408-586-3210
Recreational facilities in Milpitas include Milpitas Community Center, which houses recreation department offices and hosts various classes & programs; Milpitas Senior Center, 540 S. Abel St (interim location), 408-586-2775, which offers various programs and activities; Milpitas Sports Center, 1325 E Calaveras Blvd, 408-586-3225 and Milpitas Teen Center, 1325 E Calaveras Blvd, 408-586-3296. Elementary school children can participate in the new after school program "After the Bell", which meets at Curtner, Weller, Randall, and Zanker Elementary Schools. Recreational classes for all ages include Arts & Crafts, Dance, Music, Tennis and Rock Climbing. Recreational classes for children/youth include Gymnastics, Tumbling, Junior Golf, Junior Giants Baseball, Soccer, Acting/Drama, Science, Robotics, Game Studio, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Math, Self-Defense, Karate, Money & Wealth for Kids Workshop, Preschool (Animal Crackers-age 3, KinderKids-age 4), and Aquatics: United States Swimming Team (ages 6-18) – Milpitas Tidal Waves Youth Swim Team. Adult Programs include Woodworking, Feng Shui, Dog Obedience, Golf and Tai Chi. Class locations include Milpitas Community Center, City Beach, Gill, Adobe and Hall Parks, Jensen School of Performing Arts (JPA), Sal Cracolice Building, Milpitas Sports Center, Funakoshi Karate, and Sawdust Center.
Campbell Parks & Recreation 1 W Campbell Ave, #C-31/32 Campbell CA 95008 408-866-2105
Recreation facilities in Campbell include Campbell Community Center, which, along with Campbell Park, houses a recreation office, adult center (408-866-2146), adult lunch program (408-866-2764), Year Round Heated Pool, Fitness Center, Main & Auxiliary Gyms, Weight Room, Cardio Room, Football Stadium, Track/Fitness Zone (outside exercise course), Athletic Fields, Lighted Tennis, Basketball & Handball Courts, Horseshoe Pits, Picnic Tables & Benches, Small Grassy Fields, Skate Park, Children's Playgrounds (including a separate toddler area), Access to Los Gatos Trail, and Parking Area (782 Spaces). 32-acre Morgan Park, 540 W. Rincon Ave, is Campbell's largest and features softball fields, a soccer bowl, open playfields, playgrounds, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, restrooms, open fields and water play areas. Edith Morley Park, 615 Campbell Technology Parkway (next to the percolation ponds), features a marsh and wetland area for exploration & environmental studies, wildflowers, an open grass area, a Community Garden (1/2 acre site offering 39 10x20 garden plots), picnic tables, and restrooms. Jack Fischer Park, Corner of Abbott Ave & Pollard Rd, has features geared for young children, including a variety of children's play equipment, such as an interactive water feature and a “bee hive” hill with walking path, as well as large open play fields, picnic tables and restrooms. The Campbell section of Los Gatos Creek Trail includes a paved running, walking or biking trail about 3 miles long, including a two mile par course loop. Ainsley Park, 435 E Campbell Ave, offers a small grass area, benches and parking. Virginia Park, 460 Virginia Ave has playground equipment and a small grass area. Gomes Park, 2170 Winchester Blvd, with one bench, serves as a rest stop for pedestrians. Orchard City Green, between City Hall and the Library on Civic Center Dr (in front of Ainsley House) is a passive park area occasionally used for public speeches & events and host to the annual summer concert series on Thursday nights. Hyde Park, 90 S 1st St (currently under construction) is at the base of the Campbell Water Tower and has a small grass area and children's playground. Los Gatos Creek County Dog Park, 1250 Dell Ave, 408-355-2200, is accessible by car (Los Gatos Creek Park off of Dell Ave, $5 parking fee) or on foot from Los Gatos Creek Trail and features a double gated entry area, separate fenced areas for large and small dogs, irrigated lawn areas with decomposed granite pathways, river rock drainage, logs and boulders for dog play, benches, shade structures, bulletin board, trash receptacles, “pooper scooper” stations and pet-friendly water fountains, perimeter fencing, vines with irrigation system along the fence by the fly-casting ponds for additional screening, and public art (a mural painted on the adjacent building wall facing the dog park). Recreation programs for all ages include Aquatics, Art, Dance, Music, and Sports. Campbell offers fitness/yoga programs for young children (Crossfit Stroller Aerobics, Baby & Me Pilates, Mind & Body Kidz Yoga) and adults (Fitness Noon Drop-in classes-Yoga, Spinning; Evening Drop-in classes-Aerobics, Volleyball; Daytime Drop-in classes-Volleyball, Badminton, Basketball; Fitness Passes or Daily Admission prices, also Weight Training, Women's & Coed, Pilates, Core Strengthening, Resist-a-Ball Core Training, Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Life). Other Baby/Toddler/Preschool Programs include Parent/Toddler Time, My First Art Class, Play & Sign (American Sign Language), Fun for Little Ones, and Mornings on the Move. A Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten is offered for ages 3-6, with programs including Tiny Tots for ages 3-4; Kinder Kids for ages 4-5; and Kindergarten Prep for ages 5-6. Preschool/Youth Programs include Kids' Night Events (ages 4-12, drop-in child care on Friday nights from 6-9:30, limit of 2 children per family), Magic, Gymnastics, and Cheerleading. A number of summer camp programs are available for children ages 3-15, with hours ranging from 10 AM-1 PM for ages 3-5 to 10 AM-3 PM for all other ages, and all camps for ages 5 & up (except for Sea Turtles, ages 6-8 program) offering before- & after-camp care. Teen/Adult classes include Ju Jitsu (age 16+), Karate (age 16+), Safety/Self-Defense for Women (age 14+), Recreation Day Trips (Kayak Bair Island, Elkhorn Kayaking, Birdwatching, Crystal Springs Hike, South Coast Beaches, age 12+), and CPR, age 16+, ages 10-15 with an adult. Adult Classes include Natural Facelift through Acupressure, Mindfullness Meditation, When Mom & Dad Need Help (Supporting Aging Parents), Women's & Coed Indoor Soccer, Special Interest Programs (Landscape Design, Gardening), and Computers (Beginning Computers, Windows, Powerpoint, Outlook, Internet, Word). A Disaster Preparedness Class is offered for all ages. Classes/Services/Programs offered at the Adult Center, 408-866-2146, for age 50+) include Bridge, Card Making/Rubber Stamp, Fitness (Body Conditioning, Exercise, Pilates, Cardio/Sculpt, Core Strengthening, Strength Training, Feldenkrais, Swim Fitness, Lap Swim, Tai Chi, Yoga), Line Dance, Arts & Crafts (Scrapbooking, Oils & Acrylics, Sketching & Drawing), Fun with Spanish, Macintosh Computers, Memoir Writing, and 55 Alive-Mature Driving, Monthly Blood Pressure Checks, Case Manager: (In-home, comprehensive social service assistance, to Campbell’s frail, isolated, low-income, at-risk elderly), Employment/Housing Referral (A referral binder is available to review), Fitness Pass (10 day-$35 or 20 day-$65 for drop-in classes, Gym, Weight Room, Swimming Pool & Badminton.), Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP), Seasonally offered Homeowners & Renters & Income Tax Assistance, Living Alone Pamphlet, Long Term Care Counseling, Mail Watch Program: (Campbell residents who are disabled or live-alone senior adults. Applications available to designate an emergency contact), Notary Public (by appointment), Pharmacist Hotline: A retired pharmacist will answer questions about medications, Senior Adult Legal Assistance (S.A.L.A.): Assistance with Power of Attorney, SSI, Social Security, Simple Wills plus more, and Vial of Life: Emergency Responder Kit (Medical Information Form, a vial to store medical info and two stickers). Transportation services/information include VTA bus schedules (available at the center), VTA Paratransit Services, 408-952-4249 (mobility limited individuals who do not have reasonable access to other transportation), VTA Flash Passes: $26.00, Monthly Pass for County Transit (65+ or disabled), VTA Transit Photo I.D. Cards, 408-321-2300 (required to ride the County Transit with a Flash Pass). Periodic Photo I.D. Sessions are scheduled at the Campbell Community Center. Class locations (other than Campbell Community Center or Campbell Park) include "Art Beat", 68 E Campbell Ave, Saratoga Recreation Dept, 19655 Allendale Ave (Abracadabra Magic Camp), Planet Granite, 815 Stewart Dr in Sunnydale (Rock Climbing), Morgan Park, 540 W Rincon Ave, Ice Center in San Mateo, Pruneridge Golf Club, 400 N Saratoga Ave, and Campbell Billiards, 1777 S Bascom Ave.
Gilroy Recreation Division-Community Services Dept 7351 Rosanna St Gilroy CA 95020 408-846-0460
The Recreation Division offers a variety of classes and programs for all ages, including arts & crafts, dance, and sports, as well as special events and trips. Youth classes include music, gymnastics, and martial arts. Adult classes include fitness and yoga. Adaptive classes/activities for age 13+ include Exercise, Game Day, and Bowling, individuals age 18+ can participate in Tae-Bo and Social Club. Class locations & indoor facilities include Gilroy Youth Center, 7400 Railroad St, Gilroy Museum, 195 5th St, 408-848-0470, Willey Cultural Center, 140 5th St, Gilroy Senior Center, 7371 Hanna St and Wheeler Community Center, 250 W 6th St. Wheeler Community Center houses a Multipurpose Room, Dance Room, Craft Room, Gym, and Teen/Stage Room. Willey Cultural Center hosts many of the art classes, Gilroy Community Youth Center offers free activities for youth ages 6-17, including billiards, shuffleboard, table soccer, skeeball, football, basketball, hockey, arts & crafts, trips, barbecues & parties, and Gilroy Senior Center hosts numerous programs & services for adults age 55+, including Brown Bag Program, 408-848-0465, Catholic Charities Homebound/Senior Program, 408-779-1413, Lunchtime Nutrition Program, 408-842-4200, Meals on Wheels, 408-928-3800, Senior Adult Legal Assistance (S.A.L.A.), 408-848-0465, Senior Center Clubs (Bridge, Filipino-American, Craft Store, Puzzle, Las Rositas, Community Seniors, Senior Citizens), Excursions/Trips, 408-848-0465, Classes/Activities (Line Dance, Pool-Billiards, Bingo, Bowling, Bridge, Computer, Crafts, Health/Fitness, Loteria-Mexican Bingo, Pedro, Choir), and Santa Clara Transportation Program (Senior/Handicapped Flash Passes-available at Gilroy City Hall Finance Dept). An after-school Middle School program, 408-846-0460, at Brownell Academy and Solorsano Middle School offers free drop-in recreation & educational activities including homework help, arts & crafts, sports, and drama. An Early Childhood Development program offers Kindermusik, and Movement, Crafts, Music, Art, and Cooking classes (generally combined activities in one class), as well as 3 Preschool programs: Tiny Tots for age 3, Kindertots for age 4, and Superkids Club-PK for ages 4. Other class locations include: San Ysidro Park Recreation Center, Las Animas Veterans Park (Recreation Building, Tennis Courts), Monterey Street Music Academy, 7600 Church St, Ultimate Cardio, 7560 Monterey Rd, Predators, 7360 Monterey Rd, Kayak Connection, 2370 Hwy 1 in Moss Landing, Inner Balance Pilates Studio, 8343 Church St, Bldg D, Gilroy High School, Gavilan College, Del Rey Park, 9001 Calle del Rey, and Gilroy Golf Course, 2695 Hecker Pass Hwy, 408-848-0490 (Pro-Shop). Recreational facilities include 16 parks, which collectively feature sports fields (soccer, baseball), basketball, volleyball, handball & tennis courts, horseshoe pits, jogging & hiking paths, play equipment, picnic/barbecue areas and restrooms. Las Animas Veterans Park offers a skateboard facility. 125-acre Dennis Debell Uvas Creek Nature Preserve features a jogging path, hiking trails and wildlife viewing. Wheeler Tot Lot, located next to Wheeler Community Center, features a tiny tot play area. Gilroy Sports Park, 5925 Monterey Frontage, had an expected opening in late October, 2006. 5925 Monterey Frontage Gilroy Golf Course is a 245 yard, par 3, 8-hole golf course that features on-site Barbeque area and has hosted tournaments from such groups as the Special Olympics, Lockheed, Kaiser Hospital, California Highway Patrol, San Jose State University, and the Crippled Children's Society.
Los Altos Recreation 97 Hillview Ave Los Altos CA 94022 650-947-2790
Recreational classes & programs in Los Altos include Youth Art (Ehren's Arts, My First Art Class, Parent/Tot Creative Crafts, Cartoon Fun), Adult Dance & Fitness (Belly Dance, Body Sculpt Express, Aerobics, Jazzercise, Dance/Fitness-Kravchenko's-Social-Ballroom Dance, Pilates, Low-Impact Aerobics, YMCA, Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, Walking Program), Youth Dance & Fitness ( Ballet, DanceKids), Music (Music around the World, Baby Music around the World, Guitar-Keith Gutierrez), Redwood Grove Nature Preserve Programs (Nature Fun, Archery, Birthday Parties, Blacksmithing-Keith Gutierrez), Self-Defense/Martial Arts (Judo-Jujitsu, Chang Tai Do, Tae Kwon Do), Youth/Teen/Adult Special Interest Classes (Scrapbooking, Knitting, Mad Science, Science Adventures, Kids in the Kitchen, Kids take the Stage, Drivers Ed), Communication Academy Courses (Pre-Public Speaking, Public Speaking 1, Debate 1, Creative Writing 1, Professional Public Speaking, Effective Grammar & Composition), Adult Sports (Basketball, Golf, Rock Climbing, Tennis USA), and Youth Sports (Golf, Ice Skating, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis USA, Skyhawks-Multi-sport, non-competitive). Los Altos has an active aquatics program, despite the current lack of a pool in Los Altos, that includes the Los Altos Swim Masters Program, a swim club for people of all ages and abilities that offers lap swimming and team swimming for adults, a year-round Youth Swim Team, and summer swim lessons for children. Swimmers can tap into aquatic facilities in Los Altos Hills, Menlo Park, Sunnyvale, Palo Alto, Saratoga and Mountain View. Other classes/activities offered include Red Cross Babysitting Training (650-688-9415), Immersion Spanish/Mandarin/French; Twisters Gymnastics & Rock Climbing, Twisters Vacation Camps; Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club; Tiny Tots Preschool, and Children's Corner, 650-948-8950 (Licensed, NAEYC accredited preschool, open 7:30-5:30 M-F, in Hillview Community Center). Class locations include Hillview Community Center, Hillview Baseball Field, Grant Park, Los Altos Youth Center (1 N San Antonio Rd), Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, Twisters Gymnastics (2359 Terminal Blvd in Mountain View), Communication Academy (7337 Bollinger Rd, Suite E in Cupertino), Deep Cliff Golf Course (10700 Clubhouse Lane in Cupertino, 408-253-5357), Los Altos High School Tennis Courts (201 Almond Ave), Ice Oasis (3140 Bay Rd in Redwood City), Heritage Oaks Park (Portland & Miramonte Ave), McKenzie Park, Almond School, 550 Almond Ave, Rosita Gym, Marymeade Park Tennis Courts, Los Altos Mountain View Aquatic Club, 650-559-2213 (ages 5-18, year-round swimming at Eagle Park & Foothill College Pools), San Antonio Club, 647 San Antonio Rd, 650-947-2890 (Tiny Tots Preschool), Shoreline Aquatic Center, 3160 N Shoreline Blvd in Mountain View, Back to Fitness, 3906 Middlefield Rd in Palo Alto, Mad Music Studio, 970 W Dana Ave in Mountain View. Hillview Community Center facilities include a Multipurpose Room (Social Hall, Stage, Full Service Kitchen), Conference Room, and 8 meeting rooms. Garden House, 400 University Ave in Shoup Park houses a Reception Hall, Formal Lobby, Stage, and Full Service Kitchen. Grant Park Center offers a Multipurpose Room (Auditorium, Small Catering Kitchen, Stage), and 2 Meeting Rooms. Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, 482 University Ave, features a Boardwalk & Trail along Adobe Creek, Picnic Tables, and Rose & Herb Gardens and hosts Summer Day Camps & Birthday Parties. Other facilities include eight parks (Rosita (401 Rosita Ave), Grant, Shoup (400 University Ave), Heritage Oaks, Lincoln (University & Lincoln Ave), Marymeade (corner of Fremont Ave &Grant Rd), McKenzie (707 Fremont Ave), Montclaire), several athletic facilities (Hillview Soccer/Youth Baseball Diamond, Grant Soccer Field, Rosita Soccer/Baseball Field, Marymeade, McKenzie & Montclaire Park Tennis Courts, and Egan (100 W Portola Ave) & Blach Middle School (1120 Covington Rd) Gyms, as well as Village Park (Edith Ave/San Antonio Rd) and Bus Barn Theater (161 S San Antonio Rd). Los Altos Youth Theatre, located in Hillview Community Center, 650-947-2796, offers four shows per year in the Bus Barn Theater, and participation is by audition. Teen Programs/Facilities include The Underground, 400 University Ave, 650-917-1332 (Below the Garden House at Shoup Park). a drop-in teen center open on Friday and Saturday afternoons (into early evening) for students in grades 7-12 that features a big screen TV with cable, pool tables, air hockey, a ping pong table, PS2, N64, X-Box, computers for gaming, a foosball table and food/drinks (available for purchase). For middle school students, the Los Altos Recreation Department offers dances, which are held at the Los Altos Youth Center (LAYC), from 7:30 or 8:00 to 10:00 PM, usually on the first Friday of each month. Los Altos Senior Center, 97 Hillview Ave in Hillview Community Center, 650-947-2797, hosts a variety of classes, activities and services for adults 55 and older. Mountain View-Los Altos Adult Education, 650 940-1333, offers enrichment classes, including Aerobics, Stretch & Flex Yoga, Foreign Languages, Genealogy, Watercolor, Needle Arts, Ikebana, Hiking, Tai Chi, and International Relations and the Senior Center also sponsors classes and activities such as bingo, bridge, mahjong, pinochle, movies, and line dancing. Other activities/services include AARP 55-Alive driving refresher class (frequently offered), day and overnight trips, free minor home repairs by qualified volunteers; Notary Service; Medical Loan Closet to borrow wheelchairs, walkers, and commodes; Blood Pressure Checks, Tax assistance, Hearing Screening, Glaucoma Checks, and access to Senior Case Management by the Community Services Agency of Mountain View-Los Altos and shared housing through Project Match. Transportation services include schedule info for bus, light rail, Caltrain, and other forms of alternative transportation, along with applications for Outreach, which provides door-to-door rides in accessible vans and taxis for adults with a mobility or cognitive impairment that prevents them from using public bus fixed-route transportation. The Senior Center, 650-947-2797 also offers rides to and from home for those wishing to attend a program or activity.
Los Gatos-Saratoga Community Education & Recreation 123 E Main St Los Gatos CA 95030 408-354-8700
Recreational facilities in Los Gatos include about a dozen parks and a couple of play lots, which collectively feature playground, picnic tables, lawn areas, barbeque pits, basketball courts, lit & non-lit tennis courts and restrooms. Good Neighbor Park, a newly developed playground funded by FIRST 5 Santa Clara County along with Redwood Mutual Water Company is located at the corner of Bayview Dr & Summit Rd. 17-acre Belgatos Park, 308 Belgatos Rd, houses natural woodlands and wildlife and features 2 miles of trails for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians that connect to the Santa Rosa Open Space. natural woodlands and wildlife abound in this beautiful 17 acre park. The park offers a variety of experiences for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians on the 2 miles of trails. Blossom Hill Park, 16300 Blossom Hill Rd, features a baseball field. LaRinconada Park, Wedgewood Dr & Granada Way, is a creek side park featuring natural vegetation and a half mile trail along the creek. 12-acre Oak Meadow Park, 233 Blossom Hill Rd, 408-399-5570, is centrally located and features a large grass field, large playground area with a real, decommissioned USAF T-33 Jet, Bocci Ball Courts, BBQ and picnic facilities, Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad, W.E. Bill Mason Carousal, access to Vasona County Park, and the Los Gatos Creek Trail. The Picnic Areas include first come first served areas for small family groups (25 people or less), and Reserved group areas with a large barbeque pit and tables for up to fifty people (408-399-5781 for reservations). The 10-mile long Los Gatos Creek Trail has facilities and features for pedestrians, hikers, bicyclists, skaters, and nature lovers, with access in the town of Los Gatos at E Main St at College Ave (dirt trail to Lexington Reservoir or the St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve to the south and Forbes Mill, the footbridge, Old Town, Vasona and on to San Jose on the north-street parking only) and Miles Avenue (paved trail south to Old Town, to access the Lexington Reservoir/Dam trail or north to Oak Meadow Park and Vasona County Park). Oak Meadow Park and Vasona County Park each offer parking, restrooms, playgrounds, drinking fountains, picnic areas and trail access. Novitiate Park, located at the end of Jones Rd also accesses Los Gatos Creek Trail, and is the entry point for the Mid-Peninsula's Regional Trails to St Josephs Hill and Lime Kiln Trails. 960-acre Lexington Reservoir County Park, 1770 Alma Bridge Rd, 408-356-2729, offers boating (all non-gas powered craft are permitted) and fishing. Vasona Lake County Park, 233 Blossom Hill Rd, 408-356-2729 also offers boating (all non motor-powered craft are permitted), with paddle and row boats available to rent, and fishing. The park also features a bocce court and, during the winter Holiday season, a family venue called the "Festival of Lights". Town Plaza Park, North Santa Cruz & Main St, features a water fountain, planters, benches, lawn area and walkways, hosts community events and offers a free WIFI service for laptop users. 11-acre Worcester Park features 3 trails with an abundance of natural woodlands and vegetation, one trail leads to a large meadow with views of the hills. Recreation classes for preschoolers and school age children include Cooking with Kids, Creative Arts, Dance/Drama & Music, Fun with Ponies, Gymnastics, Martial Arts/Fencing, Parent And Child Classes, Parenting Issues, Piano/Violin: Melody Academy of Music, Public Speaking, Soccer, Sports & Fitness, and World of Discovery Preschool. Youth programs also include Clubhouse, a school-year recreational/enrichment program for children in grades K-5 enrolled in the Los Gatos, Saratoga and Lakeside Elementary School Districts. The program offers daily nutritious snacks, cooking, arts & crafts, music, drama, team building, sports, quiet study time, and special events. Saratoga locations include Argonaut Clubhouse, 408-867-6348, Foothill Clubhouse, 408-867-6646 and Saratoga Clubhouse, 408-867-1550. LGS Recreation operates an after school enrichment program, 408-354-8700 ext. 235 for the communities of Los Gatos, Saratoga, Lakeside and Loma Prieta that offers art, drama, science, language programs, chess, computers, sports and other specialty classes (offerings vary each session, 3 sessions per school year). Classes meet in classrooms, the computer lab, library, multi-purpose room and on the playing field, with occasional off campus special activities. A third program serves Identified Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students in the Los Gatos Union School District, offering after school classes through a joint partnership with the LGUSD. This program also features 3 sessions per school year, with classes held in classrooms, the computer lab, library, multi-purpose room and on the playing field and occasionally off campus. LGS Recreation also offers an after school sports program, 408-354-8700, ext 229 (Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Tennis, Track and Field) for middle school students at Fisher Middle School in Los Gatos ("The Zone", 408-898-6385), Redwood Middle School in Saratoga ("The Zone", 408-867-3042, ext. 174), and Hyde, Kennedy, Miller and Cupertino Middle Schools in Cupertino. Teen Programs/Facilities include The Venue, located behind Los Gatos High School at 4 New York St, 408-395-5553. The Venue offers cable TV, computers with Internet access, video games, pool tables, a big screen entertainment system and a number of events throughout the year. Teen Classes include Guitar, Ballet, Dance Fitness, Drivers Ed, Painting, Sewing, and Teen Ski & Snowboard. Senior Adult Classes include Bridge, Senior Computer & Internet, Country and Western Line Dance, Drawing, Watercolor, Painting, Creative Memoir Writing, Meditation, Tai Chi, Yoga, Aerobic Exercise, Posture and Balance, French, and Spanish. Class locations include Teen Center: The Venue, Saratoga School of Dance, Saratoga Community Center, 19655 Allendale Ave (Music Together, 831-438-3514), Ice Center, Vallco Fashion Park in Cupertino, Live Oak Manor Park-Lester Lane, Little Pro Pre Learning Plus, 13465 Holiday Dr in Saratoga, 408-868-9865, Planet Granite, 815 Stewart Dr in Sunnydale, 408-991-9090, Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14103 Saratoga Ave in Saratoga Nursery Room, Art Beat, 68 E Campbell Ave in Campbell, 408-370-5002, Van Meter School Clubhouse, 16445 Los Gatos Blvd, Melody Academy of Music, 1054 DeAnza Blvd, Suite 102 in San Jose, 408-861-1298, Communication Academy, 7337 Bollinger Rd, Suite E in Cupertino, 408-777-8876, Pony People Stable, Border of Los Gatos Mountains & Scotts Valley, 408-828-9185, Los Gatos Recreation Center, 123 E Main St (Room A, Room B, Room C), CA Fencing Academy, 5289 F Prospect Rd in San Jose, 408-865-1950, All Pro Tae Kwon Do Studios, 15545 Los Gatos Blvd (New Town Center), 408-358-6042, Blossom Hill Park on Shannon Rd, Pin High Golf Center, 4701 N 1st St in San Jose, 408-934-1111, Any Water Sports, 1344 Saratoga Ave, 408-244-4433, Los Gatos High School (LGHS), High School Court & Main St -Community Room, Art Room, Kitchen, Softball Field, Pool, Various classrooms, Saratoga High School (World of Discovery Preschool), Wildwood Park, Los Gatos–Saratoga HS District Office, 17421 Farley Rd West, and various elementary and middle schools in Los Gatos & Saratoga.
Morgan Hill Rec. & Community Services Dept 17555 Peak Ave Morgan Hill CA 95037-4128 408-782-0008
Recreational facilities in Morgan Hill include the recently opened 52,000 square-foot Centennial Recreation Center (in partnership with Mt. Madonna YMCA), 171 W Edmundson Ave, 408-782-2128, the Community & Cultural Center, 17000 Monterey Rd, 408-782-0008, and the Morgan Hills Aquatics Center, 16200 Condit Rd, 408-782-2134. Centennial Recreation Center features a fitness center with FitLinxx, strength and cardio equipment; a group exercise studio that includes aerobics, yoga, Pilates and group cycling; a gymnasium with youth and adult open gym (Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Soccer) and leagues (Basketball, Volleyball); Kids’ Zone (babysitting while you work out); indoor pool with slide and water features; Senior Center and Senior Nutrition Program; Teen Center; locker rooms; and meeting rooms. Classes/Programs that meet at Centennial Recreation Center include Group Exercise, Group Swim, Lap Swim, Recreation Swim, Swim Lessons, Adult Computer, Enrichment, & Sports Classes/Leagues, Teen Programs, Teen Enrichment, Teen/Adult Fitness, and Youth Fitness/Sports. Classes/Programs that meet at the Community & Cultural Center include Arts & Crafts, Dance, Fitness (Youth Gymnastics, Teen/Adult Yoga), Music, Self-Defense, Sports (Soccer, Tennis, Softball),
Early Childhood Development (KinderClass
1, 2, KinderMusik), Theater, Summer Camp (Cool Kids
Camps), Teen/Adult: Enrichment (CPR, Financial, Home Buying & Gardening
Workshops), and Just 4 Teens. Classes at Morgan Hills Aquatics Center include
Fun 'N' Fit Swim Conditioning, Private Swim Lessons, Synchronized Swim, and Wetball for youth; and Coed Aquatic Fitness, Masters Lap
Swim, Tri-Athlete Training, and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) for adults.
Senior Adult Classes/Activities include Computer Lab, Computer Basics, Aerobics,
Walking Club, Gardening Club, Readers Club, Bingo, Community Action Group,
Movie Matinee, Crochet/Knitting, Travel/Trips, Card Games, and Dominoes. Other
class locations/facilities include Paradise Park Soccer Field, Eagle Ridge Golf
Course in Gilroy, Community Park Tennis Courts, Morgan Hill Police Dept (Earthquake & Natural Disaster Training), 15
parks, including Galvan Park/Friendly Inn/Senior Center, 17666 Crest Ave, YMCA
408-779-0208, Morgan Hill House, 17860 Monterey St, 408-782-7191, and the
Interim Skate and BMX Park on
Saratoga Parks & Recreation Community Center 19655 Allendale Ave, Saratoga CA 95070, 408-868-1249
Recreation programs in Saratoga include classes for all ages, such as Sports, Dance, Arts & Crafts, Music, Yoga, and Karate; Preschool/Youth Classes, including Cooking, Drama, Discovery, Fun with Ponies, Gymnastics, Martial Arts/Fencing, Music Around The World, Music Together Parent And Child Classes, Parenting Issues Piano/Violin: Melody Academy of Music Public Speaking Soccer Sports & Fitness World of Discovery Preschool Sports (Youth Soccer League, Tennis), Etiquette/Manners, Pre-Public Speaking, Nature/Art, Magic, Science/Art, Lego Robotics/Animation, Rock Climbing, Ice Skating, and Learn Mandarin through Music & Movement; Teen Programs/Events, including Middle School Dances, Model Race Car Class, Drivers Ed, and Youth Commission; Adult Classes, including Health/Fitness (Tai Chi, Pilates, Aerobics), CPR, Cooking, Workshops (Feng Shui, Acupressure for Optimal Health, Concrete Jungle Self-Defense, Massage, Landscape Design/Gardening Skills, Meditation & Stress Reduction, Dream Analysis, Chinese Herbs, The World of John Steinbeck, Birdwatching, Financial Planning, Home Office Organization), Hiking/Kayaking Trips, Language (Baby Sign Language, English as a Second Language-ESL), Parenting, and Computer (Internet, Windows, Digital Photo/Scanner, Powerpoint, Word); and Senior Adult Classes, such as Bridge, Senior Computer & Internet, Creative Memoir Writing, Meditation, Tai Chi, Aerobic Exercise, Posture and Balance, French and Spanish.Year-Round Aquatics at Saratoga H.S. Pool, 408-253-7946 include Pre-Competitive & Competitive Swim Teams, Adult Fitness/Lap Swim, Youth Water Polo, Private Swim Lessons, and Summer Swim Lessons. Saratoga Community Preschool serves children ages 3-5 and Junior Kindergarten is for children aged 4 1/2 by Sept 1. Class Locations include Deep Cliff Golf Course. 10700 Clubhouse Lane in Cupertino, 408-253-5357, Campbell Community Center, 1 W Campbell Ave in Campbell, Los Gatos Recreation Center (LGRS), 123 E Main St in Los Gatos, Saratoga Community Center, Saratoga High School, 20300 Herriman Ave, Sawdust Shop, 425 Oakmead Pkwy in Sunnyvale, Rainbow Art Studio, 7337 Suite F Bollinger Rd in Cupertino, 408-255-4534; Warner Hutton House, 13777A Fruitvale Ave, Los Gatos Community Center, The Art Beat, 68 E Campbell Ave in Campbell, Melody Academy of Music, 1251 Kentwood Ave in San Jose, Communication Academy, 7337 Bollinger Rd Suite E in Cupertino, Blossom Hill School Clubhouse. 16400 Blossom Hill Rd in Los Gatos, Planet Granite in Sunnyvale, and Ice Center, Vallco Fashion Park, 10123 N Wolfe Rd in Cupertino. Youth programs also include Clubhouse, a school-year recreational/enrichment program for children in grades K-5 enrolled in the Los Gatos, Saratoga and Lakeside Elementary School Districts. The program offers daily nutritious snacks, cooking, arts & crafts, music, drama, team building, sports, quiet study time, and special events. Saratoga locations include Argonaut Clubhouse, 408-867-6348, Foothill Clubhouse, 408-867-6646 and Saratoga Clubhouse, 408-867-1550. LGS Recreation operates an after school enrichment program, 408-354-8700 ext. 235 for the communities of Los Gatos, Saratoga, Lakeside and Loma Prieta that offers art, drama, science, language programs, chess, computers, sports and other specialty classes (offerings vary each session, 3 sessions per school year). Classes meet in classrooms, the computer lab, library, multi-purpose room and on the playing field, with occasional off campus special activities. A third program serves Identified Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) students in the Los Gatos Union School District, offering after school classes through a joint partnership with the LGUSD. This program also features 3 sessions per school year, with classes held in classrooms, the computer lab, library, multi-purpose room and on the playing field and occasionally off campus. LGS Recreation also offers an after school sports program, 408-354-8700, ext 229 (Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Tennis, Track and Field) for middle school students at Fisher Middle School in Los Gatos, Redwood Middle School in Saratoga, and Hyde, Kennedy, Miller and Cupertino Middle Schools in Cupertino