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550 East Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 730-7751
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Parks Maintenance
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.- 4 p.m.
221 Commercial Street
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
(408) 730-7506

For athletic field conditions, please call (408) 730-7585.

 

Sunnyvale Parks and Open Space

The Neighborhood Parks and Open Space Management Program maintains over 476 acres of Parks, open space and boulevard landscaping to keep them hazard-free, usable and attractive for residents and the business community. The Sunnyvale Park system was designed with the goal that every neighborhood would be within walking distance of a park. Many of Sunnyvale's Neighborhood Parks have a theme which makes each Park unique. Sunnyvale's Parks range from small "mini" or "pocket" parks to Baylands Park which is 177 acres. We hope that you visit and enjoy all of Sunnyvale's Parks!

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Water Conservation
Community Center Pond Draining
Seven Seas Park
Swegles Park Playground Project Update
Orchard Gardens Park Expansion Update
San Francisco Bay Trail
Be a Parks Volunteer
Map of Sunnyvale Parks

Water Conservation



In June, 2014 the City Council declared a drought emergency and called on all Sunnyvale residents, businesses and water users to reduce water use by 15% which was later raised to 30% in December. The Parks Division of the Department of Public Works, which includes parks, landscape medians, school open space and two golf courses, is the largest consumer of water in the City and it has achieved a 27% overall reduction in the use of water from July 2014 through May 2015 when compared to previous year’s use levels during the same time period.

As part of the ongoing efforts, Parks has reduced irrigating many areas of turf and eliminated swaths of turf that were non-essential or solely ornamental. The Santa Clara County Water District has donated signs to educate residents that these new “brown” areas are intentional and part of the City’s goals to reduce water consumption. These efforts will continue, as Parks continuously looks for more conservation methods. 

Please help us by reporting any water leaks or related problems by calling (408) 730-7506 or by email at Parks. Report leaks or broken irrigation after regular work hours to the Department of Public Safety at (408) 730-7180. Note that although irrigation is done at night, it is occasionally done during the day while troubleshooting and repairing problems with the irrigation system.

Community Center Pond Draining



As part of its ongoing commitment to save water and remind the community to do the same, the City will drain the Community Center pond this summer. The 2.5-acre pond and fountain is the centerpiece of the Community Center’s landscaped grounds and is the last of four City ponds to be drained because of the ongoing drought. Even though it recirculates water, the City must regularly refill the wide and shallow pond with thousands of gallons of water as a result of evaporation. The water will be drained to the sanitary sewer system and treated at the Water Pollution Control Plant. Parks staff will relocate fish, turtles and other aquatic life to appropriate habitats.

The pond will remain empty until the drought is over and water restrictions are lifted. During this time, staff also will clean and make any necessary repairs to the pond. The City will continue to operate children’s water play areas at Sunnyvale parks during the summer months. We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding. While no one likes to see the pond drained, it is a highly visible reminder of the seriousness of the drought and the importance of community-wide actions to conserve water.

Seven Seas Park 


Sunnyvale's newest park, Seven Seas Park is located at 1010 Morse Ave. Park features include a fenced dog park, two playgrounds, 1/2 basketball court, tennis court, spray pool, a multi-use field, picnic tables, two barbecues and restrooms.

The picnic sites are all non-reservable and available on a first come, first serve basis. The park was designed as a neighborhood park according to council approved design guidelines and is intended to primarily serve the local community that is within walking or bicycle distance of the park. Limited parking is available in front of the park on Morse Ave.

Swegles Park Playground Project Update

Construction for a new playground at Swegles Park began on April 7. View the Swegles Park Conceptual Plan for the design and artist rendering of the playground equipment. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer. For more information regarding the design or construction for the project, please contact Project Engineering at (408) 730-7605. For all other questions, please contact the Parks Division at (408) 730-7506.

Orchard Gardens Park Expansion Project Update


Construction for the Orchard Gardens Park expansion project began on February 2 and is scheduled for completion later this summer. The first phase of construction will be the demolition and removal of three City-owned homes on Garner Drive.

One purpose of the project is to create a gateway to the western end of the John W. Christian Greenbelt. An interpretive sign about the greenbelt will be installed in the park.

  • View the Report to Council and design concept plan approved by the City Council in November of 2013.
  • For more information regarding the design or construction for the project, please contact Project Engineering at (408) 730-7605.
  • For all other questions, please contact the Parks Division at (408) 730-7506.

San Francisco Bay Trail


 
The San Francisco Bay Trail has been connected throughout the South Bay! Thanks to the efforts of many agencies and individuals the "Moffett Connector" was opened in September 2010. The best access to the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale is the trailhead located near the Water Pollution Control Plant off Borregas Avenue and Caribbean Drive. This trail head has portable restrooms, a water fountain, and plenty of free parking. You can take the Bay Trail to the north and see unparalleled vistas of the Dumbarton and San Mateo Bridges or to the south and the historic Alviso Marina. Here is a map of the Bay Trail with the Moffett Connector -- New Bay Trail Map.

Be a Parks Volunteer!

Sunnyvale encourages either individuals or groups of any size to volunteer for an on-going project or a one-time event. Groups can contact the Parks Division at (408) 730-7506. Individuals can contact Volunteer Services (408) 730-7533 or register at Featured Volunteer Opportunities.

 Map of Sunnyvale Parks


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Parks at a Glance:  List of all Sunnyvale Parks.

Baylands Discovery Playground is now open!

The Las Palmas Dog Park is now open!

Las Palmas Spray Pool Closed
The spray pool at Las Palmas Park is closed for the picnic season. The spray pools at Braly, Fair Oaks, Lakewood, Ortega, Serra and Seven Seas Park are open daily from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. View instructions on how to activate the controls for the spray pools.


SUNNYVALE’S PARKS NEED YOUR HELP!
The City of Sunnyvale Parks Division strives to provide open space that is safe, attractive and usable for the community. You can help us care for the Parks by participating in the following programs: 

Parks Watch Program
Parks is asking nearby neighbors and park users to keep an eye out for acts of vandalism, crimes or maintenance issues that may occur at the Park and call:

• 911 for crimes in progress, such as persons damaging buildings, windows, picnic tables or public drunkenness.
 
• Call the Parks office at (408) 730-7506, Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to report vandalism, graffiti or maintenance issues in Sunnyvale Parks.

• After 4 p.m. on weekdays and during the weekend, call Public Safety at (408) 730-7180 for non-emergency situations or maintenance issues like broken water pipes or inoperable restroom fixtures.

Bay Trail: Looking for a great jogging / walking trail? Explore the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale!

Looking for a good bike map? Bike road map from VTA.

 

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