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Apartment Rent Ordinance Update

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Rent Registry Update

The San José Rent Registry website is back online!

 

Thank you for your patience while the City investigated the rumors and false claims that  PINs and private information from the Rent Registry were exposed to...
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Rent Registry Website
Posted on: January 24, 2019

Moratorium on Evictions for Tenants Affected by Federal Shutdown

Today the San José City Council implemented a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for non-payment of rent by tenants affected by the federal government shutdown.

 

The moratorium is effective immediately and applies to all rent...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

Rent Registry Update

The San José Rent Registry website has been taken offline temporarily.

 

A person identifying himself as a landlord in San José contacted the San José Housing Department claiming he had Rent Registry PINs for other ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Renovation Funding Available to Property Owners Accepting Formerly Homeless Veterans as Tenants

The City of San José is offering funds for renovations up to $200,000 for property owners of market-rate apartments that would like to participate in the Rebuilding for Heroes Program for Veterans.
 
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City Auditor

8 Stories
Posted on: February 14, 2019

Audit of 9-1-1 and 3-1-1

Changes to Call Handling and Increased Hiring Efforts Could Improve Call Answering Times

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

Audit of Towing Services

Changes to Contract Terms and Consolidated Oversight Could Improve Operations

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

City of San José Annual Report on City Services FY 2017-18

Annual report from the City Auditor on city government performance, including data on the cost, quantity, quality, timeliness, and public opinion of City services.

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Audit of the City’s Homeless Assistance Programs

More Coordination and Better Monitoring Can Help Improve the Effectiveness of Programs

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

Audit of Community Center Reuse

Efficient Monitoring and Better Data Can Help Determine the Next Phase of Reuse

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

Audit of Vehicle Abatement

The City Could Improve Customer Service for Vehicle Abatement Requests

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DOT

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Posted on: January 2, 2019

Come work for DOT!

Spray painting a STOP marking

We’re hiring! Apply for a rewarding career with the City of San José Department of Transportation. Our department plans, develops, operates, and maintains transportation facilities, services, and related systems like sewers and street...

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Environment

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

CIP Monthly Status Report – December 2018

CIP Vendor Fair Presentation

In December, the Digester and Thickener Facilities Upgrade Project continued concrete placement for the digester roofs and ring beam foundations. Installation of digester exterior insulation and gas domes began, and the sludge screening building walls wer...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

CIP Monthly Status Report – November 2018

Regional Wastewater Facility Headworks In November, the City advanced one project through the Project Delivery Model stage gate process: the Headworks Project completed Interim Stage Gate 4.2- Revisit Budget and Schedule. The Cogeneration Facility Project design-builder set four 3.1-megawatt ...Read on... View All CIP Monthly Status Reports

Environment - San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

CIP Monthly Status Report – December 2018

CIP Vendor Fair Presentation

In December, the Digester and Thickener Facilities Upgrade Project continued concrete placement for the digester roofs and ring beam foundations. Installation of digester exterior insulation and gas domes began, and the sludge screening building walls wer...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2019

CIP Monthly Status Report – November 2018

Regional Wastewater Facility Headworks In November, the City advanced one project through the Project Delivery Model stage gate process: the Headworks Project completed Interim Stage Gate 4.2- Revisit Budget and Schedule. The Cogeneration Facility Project design-builder set four 3.1-megawatt ...Read on... View All CIP Monthly Status Reports

Housing

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

San José Announces Flood/Neighborhood Resilience Building and Recovery Request for Proposals

The City of San José Housing Department is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Neighborhood Recovery and Resilience Program. This RFP seeks individual nonprofit agencies or a consortium of agencies that will provi...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

San José Extends Overnight Warming Locations (OWL) Activation through February 24, 2019

The City of San José has extended the activation of three overnight warming locations (OWL) through Sunday, February 24, 2019 (closing Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m.) to provide refuge for individuals from the cold weather.&n...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

1,144 New Affordable Apartments Slated for San Jose with City’s $100 Million Investment

The City of San José today announced the results of the selection process that followed its $100 million Notice of Funding Availability in August 2018. The City chose to move forward with 11 proposed developments that will add a total of 1,144 ...

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Immigrant Affairs

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Posted on: September 14, 2017

Mayor Liccardo and City Council File Lawsuit on Challenging

Trump Administration's Action to Eliminate the DACA Program

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

Statement from Mayor Sam Liccardo regarding the Trump's announcement to rescind DACA

Declaración del Alcalde Sam Liccardo sobre el anuncio de la Administración de Trump de rescindir DACA

Press Release

Medical Marijuana

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Enterprise Zone Clarification

In response to questions from interested members of the public asking for clarification regarding Enterprise Zones, under subsection 20.80.775.I of Title 20 (the Zoning Code), 2055 South 7th Street (APN 477-25-023) is the only parcel which is located in a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program

On June 10, 2014, the City Council approved a Medical Marijuana Regulatory Program defining and regulating the legal operation of medical marijuana establishments in the City of San José. That program is set forth in two City ordinances found at the foll...Read on...


Office of the Independent Police Auditor

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Posted on: May 14, 2018

The 2017 IPA Year End Report (Report) is released

The 2017 IPA Year End Report summarizes the work of Independent Police Auditor (IPA) and staff during the 2017 calendar year. Report highlights include: 

  • information about IPA audits of San José Police Department's Internal Af...
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Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Police Activities League (PAL) Survey

The City of San José is considering ways to enhance youth sports opportunities through the Police Activities League (PAL) and plan for the future of PAL Stadium, a City-owned sports complex located along King Road north of Highway 280.

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

New ‘Ready For Play’ Volunteer Program

Announcing a new way to volunteer with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, “Ready For Play.” Overseen by the Volunteer Management Unit, this opportunity relies on corporate and community teams to beautify loc...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Building Community Connections with Project Hope

Project Hope is a program of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force, managed by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services in collaboration with the San Jose Police Department. Project Hope implements principles of community p...

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Posted on: February 8, 2019

Summer Job Recruitment in Full Swing

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is looking to develop the next generation of civic leaders. If you enjoy working with your community, consider joining us in Building Community Through Fun at community centers, pools, parks, H...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

U.S. Census Bureau is hiring

Working as a census worker can be a great way to make extra money while helping your community. The Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people across the country to assist with the 2020 Census Count. In Santa Clara County alone, the Bureau is looking...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2019

Public Notice from Emma Prusch Farm Park

Dear Community and Friends, It is with a heavy heart that I report the loss of five goats and 18 roaming fowl at Emma Prusch Farm Park. The loss was caused by two dogs who gained access to the park while it was closed in the early morning hours of Februa...Read on...
Posted on: February 1, 2019

Successful Opening of First Teen Center at Eastridge Mall

The first Teen Center at Eastridge Mall opened its doors to 60 teens on Jan. 25. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Evergreen Community Center, with the support of Councilmember Sylvia Arenas and Eastridge Center, will provide t...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

PRNS Teens Receive the All-Star Treatment

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Roosevelt and Franklin McKinley Teen Centers were invited by the National Hockey League to attend the All-Star Game red carpet event on Jan. 25 at the SAP Center. Twenty teens had the ...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

2019 NHL All Star Legacy Project: Roosevelt Park Roller Hockey Rink Renovation

The San Jose Sharks Foundation, San Jose Sharks, SAP, and NHL donated half-a-million dollars to renovate the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Roosevelt Community Center and Park Roller Hockey Rink. The NHL selects an annual &l...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Volunteers Get the Job Done Despite the Rain

Given the recent inclement weather, a small crowd was expected at the 12th Annual Volunteer Rose Pruning event at the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden on Jan. 5 – a collaborative effort by the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden and the City&r...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Happy Hollow Raises $100,000 for Conservation in 2018

One of the most impactful ways the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Happy Hollow Park & Zoo contributes to conservation is through the Quarters for Conservation program. In 2018, Happy Hollow members and guests raised over $10...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

British Standards Institute Employees Volunteer at River Oaks Park –

Hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management Unit, British Standards Institute Group (BSI) volunteered for at River Oaks Park as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program on Dec. 14. ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Santa Around the City

Before making his rounds on Christmas Eve, Santa stops by many of the San José community centers and parks in the month of December. Santa surfed into the Willow Glen Community Center to 120 community members who were treated to banana pancakes,...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Teens Take Over Seven Trees Community Center for the Night

On Dec. 15, 36 teens spent the night at the Seven Trees Community Center. This bi-annual event, hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Teen Center staff, aims to provide a safe, fun and active environment where teens can c...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Alum Rock Park Hosts Two Successful Holiday Gatherings

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Alum Rock Park rangers hosted two successful holiday events in collaboration with the Youth Science Institute and the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority on Dec. 15: an Owl Walk ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Michelle Obama Visits Seven Trees Community Center

Public Allies Silicon Valley chose the Seven Trees Community Center for a private event with Michelle Obama on Dec. 14. The local Silicon Valley chapter hosted a leadership workshop featuring Obama for its team and alumni. The former First Lady and author...

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Winter Break Camps for Children at the Zoo

Youth ages 5 to 9 are invited to Reindeer Games, a three-day camp devoted to fun at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Children will make friends in this camp filled with interactive educational activities – such as discovering how animals use play to...

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

City Seeks Service Provider to Operate Soup Kitchen and Volunteer Management

The City is seeking qualified applicants to provide and prepare meals for the unhoused in the Downtown area and develop a volunteer program. This Request for Proposal focuses on health and safety to reduce the risk of food borne illnesses, unsafe food pre...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2018

Acorns and Buckeye Seeds Planted at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

 Nearly 100 new trees will sprout at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park thanks to volunteer efforts. Following the parks Vegetation Management Plan, new oak and buckeye trees will help maintain the area as an oak woodland. In an ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Echo Church Spruces Up Edenvale Gardens Regional Park

Community service is a key aspect of Echo Church. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services' Volunteer Management Unit hosted more than 90 volunteers from Echo Church at Edenvale Gardens Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 20. The...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Anti-Litter Program Volunteers Remove 11.5-tons of Trash from SJ Creeks

On Saturday, Oct. 13, the Anti-Litter Program supported two large clean-up events. The South Bay Creeks Coalition and the Trash Punx collaborated for a large clean-up along parts of Coyote Creek; 551 volunteers picked up 9.5-tons of trash, that included s...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Therapeutic Recreation Services shine at Service Above Self Awards

Two long-time therapeutic specialists, Donna Hepp and Gloria Teerman received Outstanding Community Service & Support awards at the San Andreas Regional Center 20th Anniversary Service Above Self Awards Dinner on October 20th.  Also, Grace Ar...

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Project Hope Kick-Off & Resource Fair

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Project Hope – a program in the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force – along with the Council District 2, hosted the s Project Hope Program Kick-Off & Resource F...

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Goats Help Manage Vegetation at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park

During the week of Sept. 10, Guadalupe Oak Grove park received a very natural clearing courtesy of 425 goats. Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services staff coordinated the goat grazing as part of the park’s Vegetation Management Pla...

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Posted on: September 22, 2018

Kelley Park Rangers Host Inaugural Vietnamese Dream Boat Launch During Last Sunset Walk of 2018

More than 250 residents enjoyed an evening stroll at Kelley Park on Friday, Sept. 14 during the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services last Sunset Walk of the season. The theme was Fortune Cookie Day. Activities included a Happy Hollow ...

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Posted on: July 29, 2018

CAL FIRE urges caution this Labor Day Weekend

As Labor Day weekend approaches, millions of people will visit outdoor recreation areas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California. In anticipation of the increased outdoor activities, CAL FIRE Santa Clara Unit fire officials are urging everyone...Read on... Read the full CalFire press release
Posted on: August 31, 2018

#BeautifySJ Grant Enhances Silver Leaf Park

Silver Leaf Park now has bright and colorful landscaping surrounding the park sign. The Silver Leaf Neighborhood Association was the recipient of a #BeautifySJ grant which energized neighbors to come together on Saturday, Aug. 25 to define, prep, plant an...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2018

Notice of Funding Availability for the BeautifySJ Grant Program

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is now accepting applications for the BeautifySJ grant program. The mission of the BeautifySJ grant program is to support residents’ efforts at reclaiming their public space and to em...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Poor Air Quality from Ferguson Fire Temporarily Closes Family Camp at Yosemite

Due to poor air quality conditions associated with the Ferguson Fire in the Yosemite area, the Tuolumne Health Department issued a Health Advisory for residents and travelers in the areas affected by the wildfire smoke. As a result of this, the Department...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Summer Volunteers Make a Difference

July was a busy month for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Management Unit. PRNS received over 1100 hours of community service, which were donated at 22 volunteer events at City parks. The 400 volunteers were...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Camping with the Koi a Sold Out Success at Kelley Park

Camping at the Japanese Friendship Gardens at Kelley Park is a popular activity for San José residents. The inaugural Camping with the Koi sold out in just two hours. Sixteen youth and ten adults disconnected from technology, pitched tents in t...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

City Teens Connect to Nature at San Jose’s Family Camp at Yosemite

Citywide Teen Program participants from Seven Trees, Mayfair, Bascom, Roosevelt, and Evergreen community centers connected to  nature with a 3-day and 2-night stay at Family Camp at Yosemite from July 16-18. For many of the 25 teens this was a fi...

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Posted on: August 10, 2018

Teens Learn STEAM with “The Great Cardboard Boat Race

Close to 100 teens, ages 12 to 17, participated in the Department of Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services’ (PRNS) second annual “The Great Cardboard Boat Race.” Teens from the Mayfair, Willow Glen, Bascom, Seven Tree...

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Posted on: July 13, 2018

Mobile Shark Tank Event at Bascom Community Center

The Out of School Time team partnered with the San José Sharks to bring the Mobile Shark Tank to the Bascom Community Center! On Tuesday, July 3, the Bascom gym was transformed into a mini Shark Tank, where approximately 100 Camp San Jos&ea...
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Posted on: July 13, 2018

San José Youths Enjoy Cardboard and Duct Tape Boat Race

San José teens recently celebrated the second annual Great Cardboard Boat Races event at Mayfair Community Center on June 29th. Nine community centers, ten outside organizations and a total of 97 youths attend The Great Cardboard Boat ...
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Posted on: July 6, 2018

GoogleServe at San José Parks

During the month of June, 550 Google employees volunteered at seven city parks, including Brooktree Park, Columbus Park, Emma Prusch Farm Park, Fowler Creek Park, Murdock Park, Parma Park, San José Municipal Rose Garden and Almaden Community C...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

San José Neighbor Nights Kicks Off the Summer with the San Jose Earthquakes

Summer is here and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Berryessa Community Center kicked it off with partners, the San Jose Earthquakes and Councilmember Lan Diep, during the June 8 Neighbor Nights event. San Jos&...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Japanese Friendship Garden Koi Fish Pond Receives $15K in Needed Equipment

The Japanese Friendship Garden received a donation of two water filtration systems, valued at $15,184, from the San Jose Parks Foundation. During the 2017 floods, the koi pond, its pump, pump room and equipment sustained heavy damage. One hundred and ten ...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2018

Happy Hollow Welcomes New Jaguar

A new jaguar is entering the limelight at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. Happy Hollow welcomes Kianto, a 12-year-old male Goldman’s jaguar from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Ill. Kianto joins the iconic Sophia, who is 14-years-old, and has enthrall...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Del Monte Scores a Goal with New Soccer Field Opening -

On May 19, a new lighted full-size soccer field, with two overlapping youth soccer fields, opened as part of the Phase II plans for Del Monte Park - a much needed addition to the City’s sports field inventory. To reserve the Del Monte soccer fields, visit...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Springtime “Sunday Series” Volunteer Work Valued at $17K

From March to May 2018, 240 volunteers donated 600 hours of service, a value of $17K to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services. The volunteers picked up litter, trimmed trees, cleaned playground equipment and more. The Volunteer Man...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

50 Years of Family Camp at Yosemite Reels in Fun

Over 90 new and returning campers kicked off the camping year with a Fish Camp on April 27 at Family Camp at Yosemite. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ camp is celebrating 50 years of affordable fun and nature. Fish Camp is a...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

Building the Team Who Builds Community Through FUN

On May 21, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) saw its vacancy rate drop below 10 percent, a significant milestone given that the vacancy rate was at 20 percent just nine months ago. The impressive decline illustrates the ...Read on...

Posted on: May 25, 2018

2017 PRNS Community Impact Report Available Online

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ 2017 Community Impact Report is available online. This annual report details the community benefits of parks, trails, community centers and programs. Highlights include: 223,000 nutritious mea...Read on...

Posted on: May 18, 2018

Biebrach Park Neighbors Beautify the Park

Biebrach Park’s neighbors united to become official Adopt-A-Park volunteers five months ago. The volunteers meet once a month for two hours on a Saturday to enhance the park by picking up litter and assisting in landscaping tasks. The Department...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

26th Annual Spring Haiku in the Park

Poetry, culture and nature were celebrated during the 26th Annual Spring Haiku in the Park at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Kelley Park on May 12. Through a collaboration of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Kell...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

San José Public Library and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Unite to Promote Literacy -

To help launch the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo "Spring into Reading" initiative, the Library’s Early Education Team has provided upwards of 800 picture books, board books and beginning reader titles about animals in English and Spanish...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Master Plan Survey

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) is updating their Master Plan, a guide to future facility improvements, programming, and services. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ HHPZ is seeking input on how to improve...

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Posted on: May 19, 2018

Grant Opportunity for an Operator of the Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Action Center

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services has a grant funding opportunity for a qualified agency to serve as the lead operator of the Spartan Keyes Neighborhood Action Center. The selected agency will provide afterschool programming an...

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Posted on: May 18, 2018

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Lemur Pup Named by the Public

The black-and-white ruffed lemur pup born on April 6 at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) has a name – ‘Loka’. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ HHPZ zookeepers proposed three names &am...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

End of Year SJ Recreation Preschool Field Trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Over 650 children from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ SJ Recreation Preschool (SJRP) attended their end of the year field trip to Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) on May 11. SJRP families gained early access to ...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Beautified for Mother’s Day

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted over 175 volunteers for the first Community Volunteer Day at the Municipal Rose Garden on May 5. Volunteers spent three hours on basic landscaping ta...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Paul Moore Park Home to New Interagency Park Ranger Training Center

Paul Moore Park is the new home for an Interagency Park Ranger Training Program. In 2015, Park Rangers from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, Santa Clara County Parks and Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space established the Inter...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Pilot Training Program for Groundsworkers and Maintenance Assistants

To help build the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) forward and standardize the knowledge, skills, and abilities of groundsworkers and maintenance assistants, 100 recently hired and veteran employees participated in an all-d...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

PRNS Employee Recognized in CalSAC’s April Newsletter

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services’ (PRNS) Recreation Specialist, Amy Jewett, was featured in the California School Age Consortium (CalSAC) April newsletter for her participation in the 2018 Leadership Development Ins...

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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Safe Summer Initiative Grantees Serve 3,000 San José Youth

The Safe Summer Initiative Grant (SSIG) Program awarded $452,000 to 47 non-profit organizations, governmental entities and faith-based organizations who encourage healthy play and nurture positive relationships through youth programs and activities in are...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

R.O.C.K. Afterschool Program Participants Compete in 31st Annual Tech Challenge

A student ‘engineering’ team of 4th and 5th graders from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Baldwin R.O.C.K. Afterschool Program competed in the 31st Annual Tech Challenge on April 28. The...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

NVIDIA Employees Provide More than $25,000 in Volunteer Time at Lake Cunningham Park

NVIDIA corporate volunteers provided the equivalent of $25,000 at Lake Cunningham Park on April 27. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted 300 NVIDIA Corporation employees who completed pa...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

PRNS Honors Volunteers with Awards and FUN

More than 700 Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services volunteers were honored at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation event held at Happy  Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) on April 26. The celebration included Adopt-A-Park, Anti-Litter...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

May 18 Pre-Proposal Workshop for Leisure Class Vendors

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is seeking organizations who can provide recreational, educational and leisure activities at community centers or parks for all ages and abilities, from the very young to seniors. A pre-proposa...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

San Jose Earthquakes Donate Sports Equipment to East San José Youth

San Jose Earthquakes and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) kicked off a new partnership with a donation of $1,000 worth of sports equipment. To celebrate this partnership, a rally was held at Mayfair Community Center on ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

Thousands Celebrate Earth Day at Alum Rock Park

More than a thousand community members celebrated Earth Day at the first annual Alum Rock Park Earth Day Celebration on April 22. To kick off the event, hosted by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Alum Rock Park Rang...

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Posted on: April 27, 2018

San José Kiwanis Club Serves the Community –

San José Kiwanis Club members, including high school students from various “Key Clubs,” volunteered at three different City parks on April 21. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Voluntee...

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Posted on: April 26, 2018

Baby Lemur Joins the HHPZ Family

A male lemur pup was born at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) on April 6, adding a curious youngster into the lemur community. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ HHPZ is dedicated to the conservation of the critical...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Corporate Volunteers Tackle the Weeds

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted a corporate volunteer event at the Municipal Rose Garden on April 13. RJRT sales managers dedicated their time to the sole duty of pulling weeds. The...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

PRNS is an Ideal Service Opportunity for Teens

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit and Anti-Litter Program were featured in the latest issue of the Bay Area Parent. More than 550 teens volunteer in the Anti-Litter Program a year. Teens can...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

HHPZ Conservation Team at the Great Race for Saving Water

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s (HHPZ) conservation team, including Captain Conservation (played by actor Brian Fink), made a special appearance at the Great Race for Saving Water on Ap...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

Registration for San José Recreation Preschool Opens April 28 –

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Recreation Preschool (SJRP) provides children (3-to-4 3/4-year-olds) and their families with educational and recreational experiences that support their imaginative, physical, cognit...

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Posted on: April 20, 2018

HHPZ Celebrates New Apiary

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ) was abuzz on April 11 with the #BeeKind event to celebrate a new apiary - home to nearly two million bees. The original apiary was destroyed by the...

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Implementation of Guadalupe Oak Grove Park Vegetation Management Plan

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted the first volunteer work day at Guadalupe Oak Grove Park on April 7. During this first event, volunteers identified and marked hundreds of baby blue ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Boy Scout Spring Break Service Day

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Volunteer Management Unit hosted a park clean up event for Boy Scout Troop 296 at Evergreen Park and Evergreen Community Center on April 2. Volunteers contributed four hours of commu...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Youth Commissioner Hosts the 2018 Asset Champions Awards Breakfast

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Citywide Youth Commissioner Sarah Dang was the Master of Ceremony for Project Cornerstone’s 2018 Asset Champions Awards Breakfast at the Santa Clara Convention Center on Ma...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

City of Homestead, Florida Youth Advisory Visit San José

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Youth Commission welcomed the Homestead Florida Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (HMYAC) to San José on March 28. The youth commissioners provided a tour of City Hall. The H...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Youth Commission Panel Hosts City, Commission, and College Event

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Youth Commission hosted “The 3 C’s: City, Commission, College” event on March 23. The City panel included Councilmember Don Rocha and Youth Outreach Spe...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Honorable Mention for Three Creeks Trail

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Three Creeks Trail received an honorable mention at the 33rd Annual California Trails and Greenways Conference in Rohnert Park on March 27 to 29. Three Creeks Trail is a 0.9-mile tra...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

Design Study on Plaza de Cesar Chavez

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, with support from the Knight Foundation, is working with SWA Group and Reed Gilliland Landscape Architects to complete a design study for Plaza de Cesar Chavez. Plaza is the crown jewel of dow...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

New Vision for Guadalupe River Park

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services is working with SPUR San Jose, the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy (GRPC) and the Knight Foundation to develop a new vision for the future of Guadalupe River Park (GRP). The GRP, which extends...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2018

Park Rangers Inspire Youth to Protect Parks

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Alum Rock Park Rangers are building the next generation of park and nature stewards. On March 26, 170 third and sixth graders at Cedar Grove Elementary School learned about the range...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2018

Grand Opening of San José’s Newest Park Destination on April 14

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services in collaboration with Councilmember Sylvia Arenas will host the grand opening of San José’s new bike park at Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park on Saturday, April 14 at 10:...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Grow Vegetables at a Community Garden

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Community Gardens Program invites community members to rent a garden plot. Currently, over 900 community gardeners participate in the program. Plots are available at: Cornucopia, Dis...

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Over 140 Volunteers Collect More Than a Ton of Litter

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Anti-Litter Program hosted four litter clean-ups on March 16 and 17 with community partners Project Access at the Valley Palms Apartments, Cadillac/Winchester Neighborhood Associatio...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Power Soccer Tournaments at Bascom Community Center

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Bascom Community Center’s Therapeutics Program hosted the Inaugural “Battle of the Bay” Power Soccer Tournament on March 10 and 11. Eight teams from the ...Read on...

Posted on: March 29, 2018

Flood Construction Projects Advance

Through the combined efforts of the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services and Public Works reconstruction of the Watson Park soccer fields will begin in late spring.  This reconstruction is the first of 26 projects t...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2018

Roosevelt and Southside Community Centers Activated as Overnight Warming Locations

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Roosevelt Community Center and Southside Community Center opened as Overnight Warming Locations (OWL) from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m on February 18 and lasting through February 22. The C...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Mayfair Volunteer Recognition Event

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Mayfair Community Center recognized and honored 100 volunteers at their Volunteer Recognition Event on February 15. The volunteers were treated to a night of dinner and dancing, than...Read on...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

Willow Glen Children's Theatre Celebrates 30 Years

The Willow Glen Children’s Theatre has been shaping local youth for 30 years. To celebrate this milestone, a Gala was held on February 3, at Vin Santo Ristorante in downtown Willow Glen. This program was started by Gavin Coffing, a long-time emp...Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

Come Join Camp San Jose at Mayfair

There is a vibrant energy at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Mayfair Community Center and it is from the many campers who are reading, playing, and having fun. Our Camp San Jose and FIT Camp summer programs have begun ...Read on...

Posted on: March 13, 2017

432 Volunteers Register at Kelley Park for Weekend Clean-Up

Last weekend, hundreds of yellow-vested volunteers showed up at Kelley Park to assist in clean-up efforts from the winter floods. There were individuals, community organizations, and families – all with smiles and all with the common go...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2017

Newly designed regional park brochures now available

Planning on visiting a City of San Jose regional park this spring? Exploring a trail or booking a picnic area? Download or visit a park to get one of our newly designed regional park brochures. These highlight the unique features and landscapes of each pa...Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

parking at San Jose Regional Parks

Parking fees are collected daily and during park hours at Almaden Lake Park, Alum Rock Park, Kelley Park, and Lake Cunningham Regional Park. Parking fees are collected by parking booth attendants or payable at the Parking Machines with cash (exact amount ...Read on...

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