The Neighborhood Parks and Open Space Management Program maintains over 476 acres of Parks, open space systems 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!
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.
The photo above is from the dog park at Seven Seas Park. Eli was the first dog to enjoy the new dog park on opening day.
Mayor Jim Griffith prepares to cut the official Seven Seas Park grand opening ribbon.
Las Palmas Playground Construction
The Las Palmas Park playgrounds are closed for renovation and are scheduled to reopen on Friday, July 25
. Some of the new play equipment have been installed (see photo above). Both playgrounds will be replaced with all new equipment. The spray pool and ponds are not part of the renovation, but will also be closed during construction of the new playgrounds. Click here to view 3D renderings of both playground
s. For more information regarding the design or construction for the project, contact Project Engineering at (408) 730-7605. For all other questions, contact the Parks Division at (408) 730-7506.
Swegles Park Playground Improvement 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. Click here
to view the design concept plan, click here
to view an artist rendering of the playground 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 summer of 2014. Click here
to view the Report to Council and project 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 trail head 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.
For picnic rentals, reservations and fees, call the reservation office at (408) 730-7751. Walk-in reservations for group picnic areas can be made at the Community Center, Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Map of Sunnyvale Parks
View Sunnyvale Parks in a larger map