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Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations . (more information)

Closed or Under Repair

The following PARKS AND PARK FACILITIES are closed, under repair or construction.

This page was last updated on March 27, 2020. If you would like to report a problem, please email park.concerns@sanjoseca.gov.

To confirm if a particular community center and/or center facility is closed during the holidays, visit our Seasonal Closures page.

 

Alum Rock Park

Effective Friday, March 27, Alum Rock Park is temporarily closed for public use.   This includes walking, hiking, bicycling, picnics, and all other activities in order to comply with the order of the Santa Clara County Health Officer.

In December 2019, the South Rim Switchbacks were closed (from No Horse Bridge to the top of Sycamore Switchbacks) due to concerns regarding the integrity of the retaining wall.

A-Frame barricades with signage have been posted along with caution tape across trail at the beginning of South Rim Trail (after no-horse Bridge, past the two benches) and at the junction of Sycamore Switchbacks. Informational signs for the public have been posted on the reader boards about the trail closure.

There is no timeframe on when the trail will be open to the public.

For fire-restricted status, please call the Park Ranger Office at (408) 259-5477.

 

Biebrach Park

The picnic area, playground and bathrooms will be closed for renovations March 9, 2020 through March 30, 2020.

 

Bramhall Park

The basketball and volleyball courts are closed for renovations.

 

Calabazas Bike Park

The bike area is closed for due to safety conditions and will re-open once surfaces are deemed safe. The tentative re-open date is March 2, 2020.

 

Coyote Creek Trail

  • Mud and debris have been cleared and swept off the trail under Montague Expressway crossing.
  • Weeding to be conducted by San Jose Conservation Corps along Highway 237.

 

Flickinger Park

  • One basketball backboard is damaged and removed.
  • All basketball poles and backboards are scheduled for replacement.

 

Guadaluper River Trail

The weed abatement around the 101 underpass has been completed and this trail section is clear of impediments. Speed limit and "Caution When Wet" signs have been installed at both entrances to this undercrossing. Please slow down and use cautionat this location.

 

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Check the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Schedule for Park Closures.

 

Japanese Friendship Garden

Renovation on the Tea House begins January 2020.  Renovation will repair damaged caused by flooding in 2017.  The Tea House is projected to reopen September/October 2020.

 

The pump house and filter system for the koi ponds were also damaged by flooding. Plans have been finalized to move the pump house out of the flood plain to prevent future damage. The filter system will be upgraded to improve water quality for the koi.  Designs are still being finalized and a construction timeline is still being determined. In the meantime, the koi are healthy, doing well, and even breeding, in the temporary pond. 

 

 

Lake Cunningham Action Sports Park

The park will be closed on December 4, 2019 for rain.

 

Noble Park

The cleaning of the pond has been completed.

 

Northwood Park

Sign hit by car and destroyed. New sign will need to be designed and will be missing for a while

 

Police Activities League (PAL) Sports Center

  • Roofing repairs and renovations in the office building are scheduled for the first two weeks of November 2019.
  • Scoreboards replacements are being reviewed for installation and will be scheduled soon

 

Playgrounds

  • Children of the Rainbow Park: Slide damaged by fire, parts are on order to repair.
  • Esther Medina: Tiles replaced on Climbing Turtle and is now open.
  • Emma Prusch Farm Park: Slide repaired and now open. Swings and chains all replaced.
  • Falls Creek: Broken swing removed. Parts ordered.
  • Groesbeck Hill Park: Both playgrounds have been removed. Design work for a new playground is currently underway.
  • Lake Cunningham Regional Park: Drop Zone feature closed and currently waiting for parts
  • Mayfair Park: Slide severely damaged and removed. In design phase for new playground. Swing to be replaced, parts on order.
  • Meadows Park: Swing removed and will be replaced.
  • NEW O'Donnell Park: Closed from 12/2/19 – 12/11/19.
  • NEW San Antonio Tot Lot: Slide repaired and is now open for use.
  • Solari Park: Playground has been removed. New playground will be in design phase later this year.
  • Townsend Park: Slide Damaged Ladder was repaired (6/26/19).
  • Vista Montana Park: Spinner seat vandalized, parts on order.
  • West Evergreen Park: Dragon climber was vandalized and the repair is now being scheduled.

 

Park Water Features

Water Features at the following parks are closed due to California Executive Order B-40-17 prohibiting “Using non-recirculated water in a fountain or other decorative feature:”

 

Closed Restrooms

 

Lighting

  • Capitol Park: Light pole knocked down to be replaced, initiated Work Order with Public Works.
  • Our Park: Between Van Winkle Dr and Story Road, lights out due to wire theft, initiated Work Order with Public Works.
  • Thousand Oaks Park: Light pole P90 and P831 are out; initiated Work Order with Public Works.

 

Sports Field Renovations