The mission of the Parks and Trails Department is to preserve, protect and enhance the park lands, trails, and public open spaces of Santa Clara City for the benefit of citizens and visitors. We provide a leisure services system that is responsive to and directed by the diverse and changing needs of our patrons. We plan for the future growth and expansion of park facilities, open spaces, trails, and activity centers. We operate well-maintained facilities, including parks and recreation centers, and support Santa Clara’s image of “A Beautiful Place to Live”.