The Recreation and Community Services Department produces an annual report and has provided copies here for viewing.
Historical Department Highlights 1962-2010
1962 - Parks and Recreation Department opens. Ballet is first specialty class. Learn-to-Swim program, three summer playground programs held and Gymnastics classes begin.
1964 - A bond issue passes for five park sites. Judo Club is first co-sponsored club.
1965 - Live Long and Like It Club, for seniors, joins the Recreation Department and establishes senior adult programming. Parks & Recreation Commission starts.
1966 – Santa’s Visit, Teen Dances and recreation program for children with disabilities begins.
1967 - First Tiny Tots preschool program, Day Camp, Teen Disneyland trip.
1968 - Portal and Wilson Park opens. Seniors program produces a weekly radio program.
1969 - Children’s theater program begins.
1970 - Linda Vista Park opens.
1972 - First bike trail opens on Stelling Road. Tennis program begins.
1973 - Somerset Square Park opens. Community Gardens program starts.
1974 - Senior Adult Drop-In Center, “The Little Blue House”, opens. Walk-A-Golden Mile starts. Varian Park opens.
1975 - McClellan Ranch Park opens. Memorial Park opens. Nature program begins.
1976 - Fourth of July celebration and fireworks begins. Junior Nature Museum opens. Inaugural year for Ghostwalk, Summer Concert Series, and nighttime softball. Finalist in National Gold Medal Award.
1979 - Monta Vista Recreation Center opens.
1980 - New Senior Center building opens.
1981 - Three Oaks Park opens.
1982 - First Big Bunny Fun Run race is held.
1984 - Noontime program at Elementary Schools begins.
1987 – Senior Volunteer Recognition Luncheon begins.
1988 – Hoover Park opens.
1990 – Cupertino Sports Center and Quinlan Community Center opens.
1991 - Blackberry Farm opens. Begin renovating eight school fields for youth sports leagues. First Cupertino Day held.
1992 - Jollyman Park opens. Community Tree Lighting event and Breakfast with Santa begins.
1993 - McClellan Ranch Park Master Plan completed. Shakespeare in the Park begins.
1994 - Highway 85 Grand Opening events held.
1995 - After School Enrichment Program begins.
1996 - Last Walk-A-Golden Mile held.
1998 - Creekside Park opens.
1999 - Moon Festival holds first event in Memorial Park.
2001 – The new and expanded Senior Center opens. Cinema at Sundown begins. Teen Commission is appointed.
2002 – Mobile Skate Park opens. Department celebrates 40 Years of Fun!
2003 – Community visioning process begins for Stevens Creek Corridor Park
2004 - Grand Reopening of the newly renovated Cupertino Sports Center and Teen Center opening. Cali Mill Plaza opens.
2005 - City of Cupertino celebrates 50th Golden Jubilee with a community barbecue at Blackberry Farm.
2007 - Dedication of Veterans Memorial in Memorial Park
2009 - Community Build a Playground Day held at Blackberry Farm, Opening of the Stevens Creek Corridor Park. Began offering a summer school program with the Fremont Union High School District.
2010 - Sterling- Barnhart Park opens