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Picnic and Building Reservations
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
550 East Remington Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
(408) 730-7751

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!

Las Palmas Dog Park Renovations Are Underway

The City has started the renovation of the Las Palmas Dog Park. During construction, a temporary dog park is available for use in the neighboring area adjacent to the current dog park until renovations are complete. For more information, read the Report to Council with the details for the renovation.

Seven Seas Park Is Now Open!

Sunnyvale's newest park, Seven Seas Park is now open. The 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. Parking is very limited, please do not park anywhere illegally including on Morse Avenue in front of the park or in nearby private property parking lots. The City is aware of the situation and is pursuing several alternatives to provide additional public parking as soon as possible. Meanwhile, visitors can park on Borregas Avenue located to the west of the park off Weddell Drive and then walk along the John Christian Greenbelt Pathway back to Morse Avenue.

Swegles Park Playground Project


The design concept plan for the Swegles Park Playground Project was approved by City Council on April 8, 2014. A construction schedule is still pending. View the design concept plan. View the artist rendering of the playgroup equipment. 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

Construction for the Orchard Gardens Park expansion project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2015. 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

View Sunnyvale Parks in a larger map


Hot Topics

Athletic Field Closures
The athletic fields at the following Sunnyvale parks are closed:
  • Ponderosa Park
  • Lakewood Park
  • Encinal Park
  • Sections of Fair Oaks Park
The Turf Hotline is updated daily with field status - (408) 730-7585. 
Download an information bulletin on field closures.

Take the Park Use and Permitting of Park Facilities Survey
For those who could not make the community meeting on November 20 or want to provide input to the City on park use and permitting of park facilities.

Sunnyvale Middle School Tennis Courts Closed for Resurfacing Work
The Sunnyvale Middle School tennis courts will be closed starting November 5 for court resurfacing. The work should take approximately 3 weeks depending on weather.

Ortega Park Toddler Playground Now Open!

Ornamental Ponds
The ponds at Las Palmas Park, Braly Park and Serra Park are closed. The ponds at the Community Center will run during the fall and winter months.

Seven Seas Parking Update
Parks staff held a public meeting in October and conducted an online survey that determined additional parking was needed for the park on an ongoing basis. Traffic Engineering staff designed a plan to reconfigure the layout of Morse Avenue immediately adjacent to the park in a manner that would add 20 parking spaces on the park side of the street without affecting the safety or usability of the road for cars and bicyclists. The reconfiguration plan will be implemented in late November and staff will monitor the results to confirm that the additional on-street parking will meet the needs of park patrons. Meanwhile, visitors can park on Borregas Avenue located to the west of the park off Weddell Drive and then walk along the John Christian Greenbelt Pathway back to Morse Avenue.

Spray Pools 
All spray pools are now closed. They will open again on April 1, 2015.

Sunnyvale Open Space Inventory
Download the list of Sunnyvale's open space.

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.

Parks at a Glance - Download a list of all Sunnyvale Parks.

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

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


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