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Posted on: April 18, 2014

San Jose Kiwanis Clubs Volunteer at Overfelt Park

Each year the International Kiwanis Club sponsors a "One Day" event where members gather together to share their time and energy with the community. Overfelt Park was the site of this year's event on Saturday, April... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden recognized for its innovative practices in partnerships and volunteer

In recognition of its unique approach to partnerships and volunteer engagement, San Jose
Municipal Rose Garden has been named one of 12 “Frontline Parks,” a nationwide contest sponsored each year by City Parks Alliance.... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Spring Fling Celebration at Mayfair Community Center

Mayfair Community Center had 115 children attend the Spring Fling Carnival on Saturday, April 12, 2014. With egg hunts and carnival activities for the children, staff and volunteers provided a hot dog lunch, community... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

Grace Community Center Leads Outreach Efforts to AB109 and FSP Adults/Older Adults to Participate in

On March 12, 2014, Therapeutic Specialists from the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Service (PRNS) Grace Community Center presented to the Santa Clara County Criminal Justice Services Governance Board at... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

City Receives Award for Lower Guadalupe River

The City of San José received an Award of Merit for the Lower Guadalupe River Trail at the annual California Trails and Greenways Conference in Palm Springs. At the conference, the City's Trails Manager was invited to... Read on...

Posted on: April 18, 2014

City Announces Plans for Traffic Control at Alum Rock Park on Easter Sunday

San José, CA --- Each year on Easter Sunday, Alum Rock Park becomes a prime destination for families, averaging 2,500 visitors in an 11-hour period. The City of San Jose is working to reduce the impact of this anticipated... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

All Regional Parks will charge $10 for parking on these dates

Easter Sunday - April 20, 2014
Mother’s Day - May 11, 2014
Father’s Day – June 15, 2014
Memorial Day - May 26, 2014
Independence Day - July 4, 2013
Labor Day - September 1, 2014?

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Pavement Repairs on Guadalupe River Trail Support its Many Commuters

Last year’s completion of the Lower Guadalupe River Trail has made the 9-mile trail system even more popular with trail users, including 55% who report commuting regularly along one of the south bay’s most popular trails. An... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

SJ Merc Wishbook Campaign Make PRNS Outdoor Adventure Camp a Reality

It’s been nearly 10 years since the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services All Access Sports and Recreation (AASR) Program and partner Far West Wheelchair Athletic Association (FWWAA) have offered an... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Lake Cunningham and Almaden Lake Regional Parks Chosen as “Heart Your Park” Recipients

Two of San José’s most beloved parks will soon see park improvements coming their way, thanks to Macy’s “Heart Your Park” national campaign. From now until March 31st, customers at Macy’s Oakridge and Macy’s Eastridge mall... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Senior Peer Advocates

What is the SPA Program?

The Senior Peer Advocate Program is a part of The Health Trust Aging Initiative and is part of a larger
goal to make the Santa Clara County a more “livable community” for all ages. The SPA... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

Celebrate Aging Black & White Ball

Gain a wealth of healthy aging knowledge and celebrate in style! Register for two free workshops
and a presentation by Keynote Speaker Dr. Melinda Ginne and discover new waysto age gracefully. Immediately following the... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: February 7, 2014

Family Camp at Yosemite Offers All-Inclusive Outdoor Experience

Leave the pots, pans and camping stove at home. Forget about your pop-up tent, too. And all the food you’d need to feed your family three meals a day? No need for that either. The Department of Parks, Recreation and... Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Bascom Community Center Winter Carnival

Spend the day with the Bascom Community Center at their first annual Winter Carnival on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The FREE event, located at 1000 S. Bascom Avenue, will include carnival games,... Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Olympic Torch Visits Willow Glen Community Center

On Thursday, February 6 and Thursday, February 13, 2014, the Willow Glen Community Center’s R.O.C.K. Afterschool (Recreation of City Kids), Preschool and Senior Programs will feature a visit from special guest Gloria Spanier... Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2014

Southside Community Center Seniors Gather for Fun and

On Saturday, January 25, 2014, over 150 seniors and volunteers attended Southside Community Center’s annual membership breakfast. Members from Twin Oaks Church arrived early help to prepare the meal, while other volunteers... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

San José Youth Commission Share Voice During Budget Games

On Saturday, January 18, 2014, the San José Youth Commission, with support from District Youth Advisory Council members (YAC’s), joined community leaders to participate in the City of San José’s annual Budget Games,... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Gardner Community Center Seniors Give Back to Their Community

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 the participants of the Gardner Community Center Senior Program paid a visit to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at O'Connor Hospital to share some love with the unit’s newborn babies.... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Evergreen Community Center Awarded Book Nook Library Makeover

– To the thrills of young book enthusiasts everywhere, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Evergreen Community Center will soon be the recipient of a $10,000 Book Nook Library Makeover,... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

PRNS Accepting 2014 Citywide Scholarships Applications

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) is currently accepting 2014 Citywide Scholarship Applications for the upcoming 2014 leisure class season. PRNS offers over 800 hundred classes and programs... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Welcomes New Zoo Director

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is pleased to announce the selection of Valerie Riegel to the position of Zoo Director. Valerie began her zoo career at the zoo she holds dear – Happy Hollow Zoo in San José, getting her first zoo job... Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2014

7th Annual San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Pruning

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, 450+ volunteers arrived at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) nationally recognized San Jose Municipal Rose Garden, ready to help cut back each and every rose... Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

Grace Community Center Helps Community Celebrate Thanksgiving

On November 26, 2013, more than 200 guests celebrated a joyful and heart-warming Thanksgiving Dinner, hosted annually by the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Grace Community Center. Attendees were... Read on...

Posted on: December 6, 2013

‘Tis the Season for PRNS Holiday Happenings

With the holiday season in full swing and the smell of spices in the air, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) wants to celebrate the Holiday Happenings campaign with you! We have been busy... Read on...

Additional Info...Full Holiday Happenings Listing
Posted on: November 1, 2013

Almaden Community Center and Library Annual Harvest Festival is a Big Success

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, the Almaden Community Center and Library hosted the facility’s annual Harvest Festival. Thousands of people from the community attended the event and came to enjoy all the activities offered.... Read on...

Posted on: October 25, 2013

"Champions of Afterschool” Recognized by the Santa Clara County After School Collaborative

On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, Ruth Smith, Principal at Schallenberger Elementary School and Lori Matsu, Secretary at Summerdale Elementary School, were honored at the 7th annual Breakfast of Champions for their commitment... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2013

PRNS Fall Leisure Class Registration Now Open

Make the most of Fall with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) and register for a leisure class at your favorite community center. PRNS offers over 800 hundred classes and programs, like... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2013

9th Annual Comedy for Kids Fundraiser

Comedy is back! The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) invites you to attend the 9th Annual Comedy for Kids Fundraiser on Friday, October 11, 2013 at the SAP Canter (formerly HP Pavilion), with... Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2013

The 7th Annual Trail Count finds growing number of people enjoying San José trails

City staff and 35 community volunteers recently counted and surveyed trail users as part of the 7th annual Trail Count. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, seven counting stations located along several of the City’s trail systems... Read on...

For more details, view the 2013 Trail Count Fact S
Posted on: September 30, 2013

PRNS Volunteer Coordinator Profiled in California Parks and Recreation

Mollie Tobias has never strayed away from rolling-up her sleeves to get the job done. And now, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Volunteer Coordinator is receiving statewide attention for... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2013

Lower Guadalupe River Trail Receives ASCE Project of the Year

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) San Francisco Section, awarded San Jose’s Lower Guadalupe River Trail its 2013 Bikeways & Trails Project of the Year Award. The ASCE San Francisco Section serves the coast of... Read on...

Posted on: September 30, 2013

PRNS Therapeutics Sports Program Receive Award for Going Above and Beyond

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) All Access Sports and Recreation Program will receive a Recognition of Merit Award during the 15th Annual Service Above Self... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

PRNS Highlights Active Aging Week and Falls Prevention Awareness with Week-Long Campaign

From September 22 - 28, 2013, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) will hold a week-long awareness campaign focused on Active Aging Week and Falls Prevention Awareness via PRNS community... Read on...

View the full schedule by following the link
Posted on: September 20, 2013

Volunteers Recognized For Their Service to PRNS Community Center

On Saturday, September 14, 2013, seventy-five volunteers were thanked for their dedicated service to the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Cypress Senior and Community Center, during its annual... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

Stargazers Come Out and Marvel at the Milky Way

On Thursday, September 12, 2013, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Berryessa Community Center and the San Jose Astronomical Association (SJAA) teamed-up to host an inaugural Stargazing Party,... Read on...

Posted on: September 20, 2013

Happy Hollow Hours of Operation

Please take note of the seasonal hours of operations change at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. An up to date hours of operation calendar can be found by following the link.

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Hours of Operation
Posted on: September 20, 2013

Yahoo! Volunteers Roll-Up Their Sleeves to Support PRNS’s Emma Prusch Farm Park

On Tuesday, September 10, 2013, a morning and afternoon crew of enthusiastic Yahoo! employees donated their time and energy to enhancing the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Emma Prusch Farm... Read on...

Posted on: September 17, 2013

Adopt-a-Park’s Volunteer Coordinator Mollie Tobias answers, “What Makes A Great Volunteer Program?”

Adopt-a-Park’s Volunteer Coordinator Mollie Tobias answers, “What Makes A Great Volunteer Program?” in California Parks & Recreation, the Official Magazine of the California Parks & Recreation Society. Mollie describes her... Read on...

Follow the link to read the full story
Posted on: September 11, 2013

San Jose Knows The Way - Trail Counts Reveal Booming Bike Commute Pattern

Trails

When the City of San Jose first hired someone to take a look at opportunities to expand its network of active transportation pathways, there wasn't a whole lot of bike/ped connectivity to speak of. But Yves, who stepped... Read on...

Follow the link to read the full story
Posted on: August 30, 2013

Happy Hollow Favorites Seen Through Out the Streets of San José

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s Fall campaign will be rolling down the streets of San Jose in a very large way. The “Where Imagination and Reality Come to Play’ campaign will be seen fully wrapping a VTA bus with the familiar... Read on...

Posted on: August 30, 2013

Zombies Take Over Seven Trees Community Center and Library for a Night of Fun –

On Friday, August 16, 2013, zombies could be seen wandering the halls as approximately 40 teens, ages 12 – 17, officially took over the Seven Trees Community Center and Branch Library during the first ever Zombie Lock-In... Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2013

PRNS Awarded $10,000 Community Investment Grant from Wells Fargo

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) recently received a $10,000 Community Investment Grant from Wells Fargo to help fund PRNS’s Camp San José. The popular camp for boys and girls ages 5 – 12... Read on...

Posted on: August 7, 2013

Racing Hearts” Donates Life Saving AED to Watson Park Soccer Fields

Racing Hearts, a Palo Alto based non-profit agency, has agreed to fund a life saving heart defibrillator (AED), which will be placed at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Umberto Abronzino... Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2013

San José Municipal Rose Garden Receives GROW Hall of Fame Award

great rosarians

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San José Municipal Rose Garden received the “Great Rosarians of the World™” (GROW) Hall of Fame Award on Saturday, June 1, in New York City.

The prestigious award is given annually during GROW’s... Read on...