General Park Rules
Generally, all City of San José parks close one hour after sunset and opens at sunrise.
Park Rules Prohibit:
San Jose Municipal Code Section 13.44.020
Always call 911 for emergencies. For non-emergency park concerns, call (408) 793-5510. www.sanjoseca.gov/prns/
Parking at San Jose Regional Parks
Parking fees are collected by parking booth attendants or payable at the parking machines with cash (exact amount only) or credit card. Vehicles not displaying a parking receipt or pass may be subject to citation. Parking fees are collected daily and during park hours at
Discount Parking Fee available for age 60+, disabled placard owners, active military, and veterans
Automated Parking Station FAQ's
About Park Condition Assessments (PCA)
The San José Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department annually evaluates the condition of its parks, trails, civic grounds, library grounds, and community center grounds including observable conditions of park features; turf, picnic tables, and playgrounds. Park Condition Assessments are the first step in identifying improvements to the City’s parks, trails, and other maintained grounds. Results are used to efficiently allocate resources and improve maintenance.
Park Condition Assessment by Park
PRNS is dedicated to maintaining our facilities in a way that both saves water and preserves our parks. Continuing to irrigate and maintain our parks will prevent the decay of existing landscaping, saving tax payers millions of dollars in restoration costs.
Learn more about what we are doing and how you can help
Water Features in Our Parks
The recirculated fountain at Plaza de Caesar Chavez will be in operation, as will the fountain at the San José Municipal Rose Garden, with a 30% reduction in operational hours. All remaining water features in our parks that do not recirculate will remain off until we recover from current conditions.
Types of Water We Use
Water Saving Strategies for Our Parks
Areas of our City’s parks will be assessed for the incorporation of native landscaping and low water use features.
Here are a few of our water efficiency strategies:
What You Can Do
Integrated Pest Management Creates a Safer and Cleaner San José
Pesticides are commonly used to control weeds and pests. Over the last decade, staff have started to incrementally reduce pesticides by using alternative methods.