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PRNS Facility Reopenings

Post Date:05/22/2020 12:00 PM

The City of San José continues to monitor and follow all recent County and State Orders and guidance. Read the April 29, 2020 County Order.

Cooling Centers

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the San Francisco Bay Area. The City of San José is activating Cooling Centers on:

  • Tuesday, May 26 from 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 27 from 1 - 9 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 28 from 1 - 7 p.m.

Due to current County Health Orders, capacity will be limited, face masks will be required and physical distance guidelines will be enforced. Cooling Centers will be located at the following sites:

  • Cypress Community Center
  • Camden Community Center
  • Mayfair Community Center
  • Roosevelt Community Center
  • Seven Trees Community Center

For more information on how to stay cool during the heat wave, please visit

Phased Approach to Opening Park Amenities

The new County and State orders allow some park amenities to reopen with new protocols in place. San José closed more than 1,000 amenities that will reopen in a phased approach.

Those who choose to use opened park amenities are expected to abide by all posted signage as well as the Orders and guidance from the County Health Officer. This includes staying out of closed amenities, no sharing of recreational equipment, and only using open facilities with members of your household. Social gatherings are still prohibited.

Other amenities remain closed. Violators may be subject to fines of $100 or more. For a current list of park and facility closures, please visit


San José park benches are now open. With benches in 206 parks, it will take time to open all of them for public use. Benches users must not gather with people outside their household.

Golf Courses

The three San José golf courses will reopen on May 5, 2020. The following course operators must comply with the County protocols to open and safely operate the courses:


On May 9, skateparks, except Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park (LCASP), will open. LCASP will remain closed until further notice as staff prepare plans for reopening with program modifications.

The following skateparks will reopen:

  • Great Oaks Park
  • Mayfair Park
  • Plata Arroyo Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Stonegate Park
  • West Evergreen Park 

Sport fields

Most of the 65 sport fields are now open. Sport field users must not gather with people outside their household. To prevent overuse, the sport fields at Ramac and Watson parks will remain closed. For a current list of park and facility closures, please visit

Locations with reopened sport fields
  • Alviso Park
  • Backesto Park
  • Bernal Park
  • Berryessa Creek Park
  • Boggini Park
  • Bramhall Park
  • Brooktree Park
  • Butcher Park
  • Cahalan Park
  • Calabazas Park
  • Columbus Park 
  • De Anza Park
  • Del Monte Soccer Field
  • Doerr park
  • Flickinger Park
  • George Page Park
  • Great Oaks Park
  • Hamann Park
  • Hathaway Park
  • Hillview Park
  • Kirk Park 
  • La Colina 
  • Lone Hill Park
  • Mise Park
  • O'Malley Park
  • Ocala Fields
  • Olinder Park
  • Paul Moore Park
  • River Glen Park
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Santana Park
  • Sheppard Field
  • Silver Creek Linear Park
  • Solari Park
  • Starbird Park
  • T.J. Martin Park
  • Tully Ballfields
  • Vista Montana Park
  • Welch Park
  • Windmill Springs
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