Santa Clara Central Park

A fifty-two acre park, Central Park has major facilities. The area west of Saratoga Creek contains group and individual picnic facilities, children’s play area, public restrooms, amphitheater, parking, two lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, the Veterans Memorial, and a 30,000 square foot Community Recreation Center, which is the hub of the City’s recreation programs.

East of the creek is the world famous George F. Haines International Swim Center, Bob Fatjo Sports Center which includes the Tony Sanchez Field (named for the former Parks & Recreation Department Sports/Aquatics Coordinator) as well as a second lighted softball field, the Santa Clara Tennis Center with 8 lighted tennis courts and practice wall, open space, a lake, large group picnic areas, parking, public restrooms, a lawn bowling green, exercise course, and the Central Park Library.

Fifty-seven United States Flags are flown on designated holidays at the front of Central Park along Kiely Blvd. The 9′ x 6′ flags were donated by Mission City Community Fund, with funds provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars. This display of flags is also replicated on holidays in front of the City cemetery with 21 additional flags. Collectively, these two flag displays are referred to as the City of Santa Clara’s “Avenue of Flags.”

Listed are the dates that the flags will be flown at Central Park:

  • Presidents Day: 3rd Monday in February
  • Memorial Day: Last Monday in May
  • Flag Day: June 14
  • Independence Day: July 4
  • Labor Day: 1st Monday in September
  • Veterans Day: November 11


  • Building
  • Picnic Area
  • BBQs
  • Restrooms
  • Swimming Pool
  • Basketball courts
  • Softball Fields
  • Tennis Courts
  • Lawn Bowls
  • Play area


Central Park Sign
Central Park Pavillion
Central Park Lake
Picnic Area
Swimming Pool

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