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PRNS Cancellations & Closures

Post Date:04/01/2020 9:00 AM

The City of San José continues to monitor and follow all recent County and State Orders and guidance. Read the March 31, 2020 County Order

PARKS & Trails

Do Your Duty to Keep San José Parks Open by Maintaining Physical Distancing

The City of San José recognizes the wellness benefits that the use of parks bring. Let’s all do our duty to ensure parks remain available to use for everyone. To slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19, residents MUST follow Santa Clara County’s physical distancing orders. Failure to follow these public health and safety guidelines will result in City parks being closed indefinitely:

  1. Stay home if you are sick.
  2. Do not gather in groups or engage in group activities.
  3. Keep a six-foot distance from others at all times.
  4. Comply with listed amenity closures and stay out of restricted areas.

The health and safety of our employees, residents, businesses, and visitors remains the highest priority for the City of San José. Learn more about how you can keep our parks open.  

To report a concern at a San José Park:

  • For life threatening emergencies, call 9-1-1  
  • For non-emergency requests for service or to report a problem, visit San José 3-1-1
  • For questions about park maintenance work, please email

The following parks are temporarily closed:

This list is fluid and will be updated regularly.

 Park Closures  Recreation and Amenity Closures  Closed Attractions
  • Alum Rock Park
  • Communications Hill Trail and Staircase
  • All off-leash Dog Parks

Group, team or contact sports prohibited. Activities that require shared equipment must be between individuals of the same household. The following are closed:

  • Playgrounds
  • Restrooms, except at Columbus, Olinder and Roosevelt parks.
  • Basketball courts
  • BBQ and picnic areas
  • Bocce ball
  • Climbing walls
  • Disc golf
  • Drinking fountains
  • Futsal courts
  • Golf courses
  • Horseshoes
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Pickleball courts
  • Pools
  • Rock parks
  • Skate parks
  • Sports fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Volleyball
  • Happy Hollow Park & Zoo – Classes, camps and events cancelled through May 3.
  • Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park 

Emma Prusch Farm Park is open, with the following closures:

  • Small Animal Area
  • The Animal Barn Hatchery
  • Preschool All classes and activities cancelled through May 3
  • School tours cancelled through May 3

Youth School-Based Services and Programs

All youth serving programs, including R.O.C.K., Afterschool, ASES, San José Recreation Preschool, Teen Centers and Youth Intervention programs are postponed. This includes:

 Youth school-Based Services and Programs
  • Ace Charter Empower 
  • ACE Charter Esperanza 
  • Alma Youth Center 
  • Almaden Teen Center 
  • Alum Rock Youth Center 
  • Alviso Youth Center 
  • Baldwin 
  • Bascom Teen Center  
  • Berryessa Youth Center 
  • Brooktree
  • Cadwallader 
  • Calabazas Preschool 
  • Camden Youth Center 
  • Carson 
  • Cherrywood 
  • Eastridge Mall Teen Center 
  • Fammatre 
  • Farnham Charter 
  • Frost-Indigo 
  • Gardner 
  • Hatchery Preschool 
  • Holly Oak Creek 
  • Laneview 
  • Laurelwood 
  • LeyVa Middle 
  • Lyndale 
  • Majestic Way 
  • Mayfair Teen Center 
  • Millbrook 
  • Noble 
  • Norwood Creek 
  • Parkview 
  • Piedmont Middle 
  • Reed 
  • Roosevelt Teen Center 
  • Satorette Charter 
  • Schallenberger 
  • Seven Trees Teen Center 
  • Simonds at Almaden 
  • Starbird Youth Center  
  • Steindorf K-8 STEAM School 
  • Taylor 
  • The Spot Bret Harte 
  • Willow Glen Teen Center

Community Centers 

All community centers are closed with the Senior Nutrition Program operating as a curbside to-go meal. Closures include:

 Community Centers
  • Alma
  • Almaden
  • Almaden Winery
  • Alum Rock Youth
  • Alivso Youth
  • Backesto
  • Berryessa
  • Berryessa Youth
  • Bramhall Park
  • Camden
  • Capitol Park
  • Cypress
  • Edenvale
  • Edenvale Youth
  • Evergreen
  • Gardner
  • Grace Art & Wellness Program at Northside
  • Hamann Park
  • Houge Park
  • Joseph George
  • Kirk
  • Los Paseos
  • Mayfair
  • Meadowfair
  • Noble House
  • Noble Modular
  • Olinder
  • Rainbow
  • Roosevelt
  • San Tomas
  • Sherman Oaks
  • Shirakawa
  • Southside
  • Spartan Keyes
  • Seven Trees
  • Vietnamese American Cultural Center (VACC)
  • Vista Park
  • Washington
  • Welch
  • West San José
  • Willow Glen

Events & Programs

All City events have been postponed effective immediately, including:

 Events & Programs
  • All PRNS Commission Meetings
    • Neighborhood Commission
    • Parks & Recreation Commission
    • Senior Commission
    • Youth Commission
  • All City volunteer events
    • Alum Rock Trail Crew on Saturdays
    • Sunday in the Park series
    • The Japanese Friendship Garden Scout Cleanup on 3/21
    • Great American Litter Pickup on 4/25
  • Aging Mastery Program for Caregivers
  • Arcadia Ballpark Grand Opening on 3/28
  • Black and White Ball
  • Caregivers Conference
  • Clean Slate Tattoo Removal Program
  • Citywide Teen Ski Trip
  • Fish Camp
  • Latino Caregiver Conference
  • Neighborhood Night event series
  • Movies and Meals Film Festival
  • Viva CalleSJ on 5/17
  • Volunteer Appreciation Event

Program and Rental Refunds

All PRNS rentals and program fees will be refunded. This includes prorated refunds for all cancelled classes. Due to the high volume of requests and response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note that all refunds issued by the City may take longer than the usual 2 to 6 week window. Automatic payments are currently on hold as community centers are closed to the public, and all programming is suspended until further notice.

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