NEW! Take a stroll on the John Christian Greenbelt!
The Sunnyvale Community Center is located at 550 East Remington Drive in Sunnyvale, between El Camino Real and Sunnyvale-Saratotga Road. The Center is a unique recreation complex which includes a Creative Arts Center,
Performing Arts Center, Indoor Sports Center, general Recreation Center and an Arboretum Complex.
Use of the Sunnyvale Community Center is for City-sponsored community recreation activities in which anyone may participate. However, there are also accommodations to fit almost every need by private groups from small meeting
rooms that can be used by as few as 15 people, to state-of-the-art, Internet-ready conference rooms that can seat 300 guests or clients. A large meeting could be held in the 200-seat theatre, a team building session in the Indoor Sports Center or a wedding reception in one of the fullyequipped banquet facilities. For reservation information, please call (408) 730-7751 Monday through Friday, between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.
The Sunnyvale Community Center boasts an 200-seat theater, which has a fully rigged and lighted stage that can accommodate plays, recitals and concerts. The theatre hosts two resident theatre companies: California Theatre Center, and Sunnyvale Community Players. California Theatre Center (CTC) is an internationally renowned adult professional theatre company which presents more than 300 performances for young audiences each year. In addition to producing more than 13 children’s productions per year, CTC produces Sunnyvale’s Summer Repertory
(SSR). SSR is a three-show summer series which includes dramas, musicals, comedies and Shakespeare. Sunnyvale Community Players is a volunteer community theater organization producing theater for children and adults using community resource and talent.
Programs and Activities
The Community Center campus also includes the brand-new Sunnyvale Senior Center, which hosts educational, recreational and cultural activities for seniors. The Center invites adults 50 years and older to become members. The Senior Center also includes several rooms, including a large ballroom and a professional kitchen, that can be rented for large events.
After School Recreation Programs
The City of Sunnyvale offers a wide variety of after-school recreation, sports, arts and enrichment programs designed to engage children and teens in constructive activities during their after-school hours. The majority of after-school programs are conducted at elementary and middle school sites in Sunnyvale or at the Sunnyvale Community Center. Generally, these programs are fee-based and require advance registration; however, there are
also low-cost and free recreation programs offered throughout the year.
Summer Recreation Programs
The City of Sunnyvale also offers a wide variety of recreation, sports, arts and enrichment activities and camps for children and teens during the summer months. For middle school and high school-age teens, there is a summer recreation volunteer program designed to provide young people with the opportunity to develop leadership and job skills. Swim classes and drop-in swim at local pools are a popular summer activity for children and adults.
Activities for Adults
Year-round programs for adults range from adult sports leagues and drop-in gym programs to pottery and other visual and performing arts classes. Most activities are conducted at the Sunnyvale Community Center or athletic fields throughout the City.
Therapeutic Recreation Program
The Therapeutic Recreation Program promotes the development of new leisure skills, increases self-esteem and social skills.The program provides information and referral services and participates in cooperative recreational programs with other cities for special events. We provide social recreation programs for individuals with all types of disabilities and all levels of functioning. For more information about the City’s Therapeutic Recreation Program,
please call (408) 730-7624.
Take a hike, enjoy a swim, play tennis, picnic in the park - All of these activities are possible within the 2.7 mile-long stretch of the John W. Christian Greenbelt. The greenbelt passes through many neighborhoods and parks (Orchard Garden, Lakewood and Fairwood) in Sunnyvale, making it a convenient place to exercise and play. And, Columbia Park and Pool are within easy driving distance of the Greenbelt. Collectively, these parks have tennis courts, play structures, benches, tables and pools. For more information, visit:
2. Download a PDF map of the Greenbelt