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Annual Reports

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Creating A Positive, Healthy, Connected Community

The Parks & Recreation Department produces an annual report and has provided copies here for viewing.

Parks and Recreation Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2010-2011

Parks and Recreation Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2011-2012

Parks and Recreation Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2012-2013

Recreation and Community Services Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Recreation and Community Services Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Recreation and Community Services Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015-2016

Historical Department Highlights 1962-2010

The 1960’s

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.

The 1970’s

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.

The 1980’s

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.

The 1990’s

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.

The 2000’s

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