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Lunar New Year in the Park
Santa Clara County, Parks, Video

Lunar New Year in the Park

Culture, science and a moonlit hike Parks aim for more cultural relevance When the waxing moon peered through the haze above at Santa Teresa County Park after days of hiding behind rainclouds, a tide of humanity began arriving as if pulled ashore by lunar gravity. Santa Clara County Parks interpreter Kelsi Ju was there to…

Remembering Annamarie: Sailing left rehabilitation patient ‘floating’ for days
VMC, Santa Clara County, Valley Medical Center, Parks, Health, Video

Remembering Annamarie: Sailing left rehabilitation patient ‘floating’ for days

Day of boating left rehabilitation patient floating on air, too June 2 was a big day for rehabilitation patient Annamarie Moreno. Until that day, the 33-year-old mother of two had never been sailing. Easing up to the dock at Vasona Lake County Park after her voyage, her smile shined like the hot sun. The experience…

People living with SCI paddle with pals thanks to Rehabilitation Center
Santa Clara County, Valley Medical Center, VMC, Parks

People living with SCI paddle with pals thanks to Rehabilitation Center

Outing buoys spirits of hundreds living with spinal cord injury Hundreds of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) gathered at Vasona Lake County Park this summer for an unforgettable day of paddling, picnicking and playing. Put together by the Rehabilitation Center staff at Valley Medical Center, in coordination with the Santa…

Mosquitoes: lab abuzz with disease detectives
Environment, Parks, Public Health

Mosquitoes: lab abuzz with disease detectives

Santa Clara County Vector Control lab: the scientists behind eradicating mosquitoes   Ideally, summer is about freedom from homework, weekends at the lake and hanging out into the night, not mosquitoes. That’s why it’s also the season when Santa Clara County is most active protecting residents from the threat of the West Nile virus-carrying insects….

Most Santa Clara County offices closed for Independence Day
Santa Clara County, public safety, fireworks, Parks, Events, Weather

Most Santa Clara County offices closed for Independence Day

Most Santa Clara County offices closed for July 4th As residents anticipate fireworks, Santa Clara County offices mostly closed for Independence Day. Most offices of the County of Santa Clara will be closed Monday in observance of Independence Day. Normal business resumes Thursday, July 5. Most County workers will be joining other Americans in celebration of…

Parks

All-Inclusive Playgrounds Coming Soon to a Neighborhood Near You

Earlier this year, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved funding for pioneering all-inclusive playground projects in each of the County’s five supervisorial districts. With accessible and secure slides, tree houses, carousels and swings, as well as playhouses and retreat spaces that encourage imaginary play and quiet time, all-inclusive playgrounds support recreation and…

Local Getaways, Parks

The PixInParks Challenge: Offering fun times for the whole family

  Looking to get outside? The Santa Clara County Parks Department wants to make it easy for everyone to get outside by offering their second annual  #PixInParks Challenge. What is the PixInParks Challenge? Carrie Grisenti, the Parks Outdoor Recreational Coordinator for the County Parks Department describes the PixInParks challenge:  “It’s a really fun challenge where…

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