The Fair Oaks Park Renovation Project will provide a major renovation of the 15-acre park , originally built in 1969. This project will enhance the park's recreational usability and improve accessibility for all park users.
The renovation will increase water and energy efficiency; upgrade park amenities; and construct an inclusive playground for all ages and abilities through a partnership with the Magical Bridge Foundation.
Matt Brunnings, Project Engineer, 408-730-7518
Construction of the new park is underway. The park is scheduled to reopen in Feb. 2022. The park building and skate park remain open. The rest of the park is closed.
Construction schedule (subject to change):
The City has developed a motel program that offers temporary housing, meals and supportive services for individuals who were living in an encampment at Fair Oaks Park near Britton Avenue. We have contracts with HomeFirst Services and the Travel Inn to support the program. HomeFirst Services is coordinating services with a team from the County and various nonprofit partners.
The City kept the encampment area open temporarily while developing the motel program. The encampment area is within the construction area for the park and will be closed March 1 to complete the project safely. While the area will ultimately serve as a parking lot for the park, it also will contain stormwater treatment infrastructure and electrical equipment for the entire park.
Through weekly visits to the encampment since Oct. 2019, our nonprofit partners provided access to medical care; distributed hygiene items, food, water and clothing; assisted with ID, phone and transportation needs; and provided applications for housing, stimulus checks and unemployment benefits. They have also assisted with assessment surveys required by the County to be considered for permanent housing and provided referrals to other agencies for services.
If you have additional questions or concerns, email the City Manager's office.
Work to renovate Fair Oaks Park will begin Nov. 2020. The new park will have:
This project is a major renovation of the Fair Oaks Park, a 15-acre park facility originally built in 1969 and centrally located within Sunnyvale.
This project will incorporate an all-inclusive playground design through the Magical Bridge Foundation. The playground was approved by City Council for both conceptual design and funding on June 14, 2017 and July 11, 2017, respectively. It will be the first Magical Bridge playground in the South Bay.
In January 2018 the City awarded a contract for design services to Verde Design, Inc. The design phase kicked off in February 2018.
The City held community outreach meetings in March and April 2018 to help develop a preferred conceptual design. Feedback from neighbors, park users and other community members will assist in determining the scope of work.
Report to Council 17-0328, June 14, 2017 - Approve the Concept of Constructing an Inclusive Playground at Fair Oaks Park and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Between Magical Bridge Foundation and the City of Sunnyvale for Design and Construction Services Related to the Playground
Report to Council 17-0671, July 11, 2017 - Approve the Concept of Constructing an Inclusive Playground at Fair Oaks Park and Authorize the City Manager to Execute an Agreement Between Magical Bridge Foundation and the City of Sunnyvale for Design and Construction Services Related to the Playground
Report to Parks and Recreation Commission 18-0418, Sept. 12, 2018 - Recommended to City Council approval of the Conceptual Design for the Fair Oaks Park Renovation Project
Report to Council 18-0646, Oct. 16, 2018 - Approved the Conceptual Design for the Fair Oaks Park Renovation Project
Report to Council 20-0651, Sep. 15, 2020 – Award of Construction Contract to Robert A Bothman Construction for the Park Renovation and Magical Bridge Playground