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 Parks & Recreation
Recreation & Community Services Department
Cupertino offers many beautiful parks for your enjoyment, from large areas with expansive lawns to smaller neighborhood parks. All of our parks offer family picnic areas, which are available on a first- come, first-served basis. A few of our parks, including Linda Vista, Memorial, and Portal, offer larger picnic/ barbecue areas that can be reserved for bigger groups. All reservations must be made in person at the Quinlan Community Center at 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino. Reservation hours are: Monday−Thursday from 8:00 am.−10:00 pm., Friday from 8:00 am.−5:00 pm., and Saturday from 8:30 am.−4:30 pm. Please see our Group Picnic Areas page or call (408) 777-3120 for more information.
In addition, Blackberry Farm can accommodate even larger numbers and is ideal for company picnics and activities. Please call (408) 777-3140
McClellan Ranch Preserve
McClellan Ranch Preserve
Designated a nature and rural preserve in 1976, this land along Stevens Creek is a place where the community can enjoy and learn about the areas rich natural and cultural history. Visitors can spot deer, bobcats, Red-shouldered Hawks, California Quail, and many other species of wildlife as they walk the trails. A number of buildings related to the site’s agricultural
past are here including a large barn dating back to the 1940s, the Baer Blacksmith Shop and the Enoch Parish Tank House. (The latter two buildings were moved to the site from their original locations in Cupertino.) Today the Cupertino Recreation & Community Services Department offers nature and environmental education programs for the groups and individuals, and welcomes the public to visit the Jr. Nature Museum on Fridays, 3:00−5:00 pm. and Saturdays, 11:00 am.−3:00 pm. to meet resident animals including lizards, turtles, snakes, mice and a variety of insects. A new environmental education center will open in 2015. Other community organizations are active at the site. Rolling Hills 4H Club offer goat, poultry, swine, mini horse and beekeeping projects to area youths; Santa Clara Valley Audubon has its offices and nature shop in the old ranch house; Friends of Stevens Creek Trail also has an office at the site; Acterra offers opportunities for volunteers to participate in habitat restoration and water quality monitoring projects; and Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County run a demonstration garden plot in the Cupertino Community Garden located in the preserve.
For more information about McClellan Ranch Preserve, contact the Cupertino Parks and Recreation Office at (408) 777-3120 or the Cupertino naturalist at (408) 777-3149 or
Memorial Park
This popular 28-acre park includes acres of lawn that are ideal for family picnics, a gazebo overlooking our beautiful pond, an amphitheatre, a lighted softball field, and six lighted tennis courts. It is centrally located, being adjacent to the Cupertino Senior Center, Quinlan Community Center, and Cupertino Sports Center. There is also a reservable picnic/ barbecue area that accommodates 113 people. There are many additional family picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis. Memorial Park also houses the Cupertino Veterans Memorial which honors our local veterans.
For more info visit the Cupertino Veterans Memorial website. Memorial Park is open daylight hours to 10:00 pm.
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