Adventures

Adventures can be completed in any order unless they are tied to a program date. Teams can choose which adventures they want to do or don't want to do. Most adventures can be done only once. Adventures that can be done more than once are so noted. Some adventures are worth more points.

Remember to take a photo or video that includes a team member and your team flag as proof that your team completed an adventure!

Read how to provide Proof, here.


Scroll down the page to see complete list of adventures, or select adventures based on location and topic by using the tabs below:

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Legend:
- Adventure which can be repeated a certain number of times
- Adventure which can be repeated unlimited times

Adv. #1
10
points

U
Spread the Word! New Team BONUS!
Recruit a new Team to play Parks for Life Challenge! Submit the link of the new Team's first adventure and receive credit. {1 Bonus per new team. Please see the rules page for more details on this adventure.}


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bonus , Game , Park , People
Adv. #2
5
points

25
Let's get fit with nature!
Take your workout to the Parks! Show us how you use nature to get your fitness on. How can you use a bench or tree to workout? One workout per day.


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Bike , Climb , Explore , Extreme , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Mountains , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Scenic , Skills , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #3
5
points

25
Hey! Is that another team!?
When you see another team out in the parks, capture them by snapping a photo with them and your flags! You may only capture each team one time.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Humor , Park , People , Play , Skills
Adv. #4
5
points

25
Hysterical Landmarks
Many of our parks have historical landmarks. Capture your team acting super silly and goofy at one of the landmarks. No repeat landmarks. Casa Grande and Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch are great places to start!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , History , Humor , Kids , Park , Places , Play , Scenic
Adv. #5
5
points

25
Take a hike, will ya!?
Get out on the trails and take a hike! A hike of any length will do! Just get off the sidewalks and into wilderness! Different park locations are strongly encouraged.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , Park , Places , Play , Walk/Hike
Adv. #6
5
points

25
Hey, they work here!
Please get his/her permission before you take a picture with a Staff member! You can do this many times, as long as it's park staff from different Santa Clara County Parks.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Park , People , Play
Adv. #7
5
points

25
Put the pedal to the trail!
Ride your bikes off the sidewalks and onto the trails! Snap a photo of your team cruising down the County Parks trails, and don't forget your helmet! Different park locations are strongly encouraged.


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Bike , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Nature , People , Places , Wildlife
Adv. #8
5
points

25
Doggies like Parks, too!
Take your dog out for a walk! Snap a photo of your team walking your leashed dogs in one of the County Parks. Snapping a photo next to a strangers dog will not count. Please keep dogs leashed and follow park rules.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Dogs , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Nature , Park , Walk/Hike
Adv. #9
10
points

1
COBR - 1. Play in a Safe Place
Capture (photograph) a child playing outdoors in any Santa Clara County Park. Don't have a child? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fitness , Kids , Park , Play
Adv. #10
10
points

1
COBR - 2. Explore Nature's Elements
Capture a child discovering an element of nature in a Santa Clara County Park. Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Nature , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #11
10
points

1
COBR - 3. Learn to Swim
Santa Clara County Parks does not have a lake, reservoir or swimming pool in which to teach children how to swim. However, it's still a good thing to do. To qualify for these points you may submit a picture of a child swimming in any backyard swimming pool or authorized swimming facility. Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Boat , Fitness , Kids , Learn , Skills , Water
Adv. #12
10
points

1
COBR - 4. Go Fishing
Capture a child fishing in any Santa Clara County Park. Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fish , Kids , Nature , Water
Adv. #13
10
points

1
COBR - 5. Take to the trail!
Capture a child hiking or biking on a trail in any Santa Clara County Park. Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bike , Kids , Walk/Hike
Adv. #14
10
points

1
COBR - 6. Let's camp under the stars!
Take a child camping at a Santa Clara County Park. Mt. Madonna, Sanborn, Joseph D. Grant, Coyote Lake Harvey Bear and Uvas Canyon County Parks all have camping available! Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast! This adventure is subject to reservation confirmation.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp , Kids , Nature , Night , Park , Relax , Scenic , Sky
Adv. #15
10
points

1
COBR - 7. Use those wheels!
Capture a child riding a bike, roller skating, or roller blading on a designated path or trail in any Santa Clara County Park. Coyote Creek trail or Los Gatos Creek Trail are both great paved trails to do this!! Be safe and wear a helmet! Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bike , Kids , Wheels
Adv. #16
10
points

1
COBR - 8. Go Boating
Take a child boating in any Santa Clara County Park that has a lake or reservoir. (kayaking, sailing, rowing, paddle boarding, motorboating). Check the Park's boating web page for current conditions and information. To count for points, the child must be photographed while using the watercraft. Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Boat , Kids , Water
Adv. #17
10
points

1
COBR - 9. Learn from your past!
Capture a child at an historic site/landmark in a Santa Clara County Park. You may also take your child to one of our Living History Days (see our program schedule). Hint: Casa Grande, Bernal Ranch, Chitactac-Adams or Joseph D. Grant are outstanding places to experience this adventure. Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , History , Kids , Park , Places
Adv. #18
10
points

1
COBR - 10. Plant a Seed
Capture a child tending a garden. Again, you won't find community gardens in the Santa Clara County Parks, but many are in cities throughout Santa Clara County, or your own backyard. Dig in for healthy, nutritious fun. Don't have children? Invite your friends and relatives who have them! They would have a blast! (Note: Look for a community garden at Martial Cottle Park in the next couple years!)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Nature , Nutrition , Park , Skills
Adv. #19
20
points

1
COBR BONUS
Complete All 10 California Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights (COBR) Activities in a Santa Clara County park. Submit one of the pictures from the COBR Adventures after completing all 10 to receive this bonus!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Bonus , Camp , Explore , Fish , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , History , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Nutrition , Park , People , Places , Play , Relax , Scenic , Skills , Walk/Hike , Water , Wildlife
Adv. #20
5
points

1
Don't just walk, frolic!
Have a great time and frolic in any Santa Clara County Park. Great creative and skip, run, twirl, and jump!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Park , People , Places , Play
Adv. #21
10
points

1
Be Ansel
Capture yourselves taking a scenic photograph.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Kids , Nature , Scenic
Adv. #22
20
points

1
Yurt!? What's a Yurt!?
A Yurt is a semi-permanent tent with origins tracing back to Central Asia. And, they're round. Find one at Mt. Madonna! For this adventure to count, your team must be photographed camping inside of the yurt. This adventure is subject to reservation confirmation.


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Relax , Scenic
Adv. #23
5
points

1
Take a Dam Picture
Take a picture of Vasona dam.


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Places , Scenic , Tour
Adv. #24
5
points

1
Oh tree, you're the best!
It gives you oxygen, how cool is that!? Say thanks by giving one a nice big hug!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Nature
Adv. #25
10
points

1
Orient Yourself
Go orienteering, using a map and compass. Go to Vasona Park, and look at the information board next to the playground for an orienteering challenge!


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #26
5
points

1
Don't blink, or you'll miss the lizards!
They're quick little guys. A teammate with flag and the lizard need to be in the shot. Treat him kindly!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Nature , Wildlife
Adv. #27
5
points

1
Birds are beautiful!
Take a photo with your Team and a bird at any County Park.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Birds , Kids , Nature , Wildlife
Adv. #28
5
points

1
Yodel at a Yurt
Dr. Seuss would encourage you. Be sure it is at a Mt. Madonna Yurt! Please be aware there may be campers inside, so please ask first. Be creative and do a video!


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp , Kids
Adv. #29
5
points

1
You've got the skills!
Demonstrate an outdoor first aid skill. You can demonstrate the skill on a team mate!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Safety , Skills
Adv. #30
5
points

1
Visit Anderson Visitor Center
A great way to begin any County Parks experience.


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , History , Kids , Learn , Nature , Places , Tour
Adv. #31
5
points

1
Fly a Disc
Play a game of frisbee on a park lawn or play a round of disc golf at Hellyer County Park's Disc Golf Course


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Learn , Park , People , Play , Skills
Adv. #32
5
points

1
Tag, you're it!
You're never too old for this game. Find some friends and see who gets tagged "it" the most! This is such a fun way to take ten years off your life!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Kids , Park , People , Play
Adv. #33
5
points

1
Music and nature, what a wonderful pairing!
Bring an instrument to the park and serenade your team! The fellow park goers will appreciate it too! Snap a photo of at least one team member playing an instrument, and don't forget that team flag!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Culture , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Relax , Romance , Skills
Adv. #34
25
points

1
Volunteer with Santa Clara County Parks
Take a look here to find more information on volunteering opportunities.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Service , Volunteer
Adv. #35
10
points

1
Visit the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum
This is a great way to learn about Santa Clara County history and our connection to the California Gold Rush!!


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Casa Grande , Culture , Explore , History , Kids , Learn , Places , Tour
Adv. #36
10
points

1
Check out Chitactac!!
Visit Chitactac-Adams County Park and learn about the history of Native Americans in Santa Clara County.


Region: Chitactac-Adams    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , History , Kids , Park , People
Adv. #37
50
points

1
Hike the Magnificent Seven!
Join us for our newest challenge, #PixInParks! We have handpicked seven magnificent hiking adventures, all nearby, to get you outside and experience new terrain and spectacular vistas. To entice you to hike the magnificent seven, a commemorative T-shirt awaits those who complete the #PixInParks challenge!​​​​ Snap a photo of your team with your commemorative shirt for points!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , August , Bike , Bonus , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , July , June , Kids , May , Mountains , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #38
5
points

1
Go Fly a Kite at a Park
"Let's go fly a kite, up to the highest heights... Up through the atmosphere, up where the air is clear! Oh let's go fly a kite!" Vasona, Ed Levin and Hellyer County Parks have great areas to fly kites!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Play , Relax , Sky
Adv. #39
10
points

1
Deer caught in the lights
Snap a photo of a deer! Must be live, not stuffed or a depiction of one. Any member of the deer family counts... Hint: Many deer come down to the lawn area at Sanborn County park before sunset, but almost all Santa Clara County Parks have deer living in them! (Don't forget to get the team flags in this photo!)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Explore , Learn , Nature , Wildlife
Adv. #40
10
points

1
Look up in the sky!
Capture your Team with a hang glider flying through the air. You don't have to be on the hang glider, but your flag needs to be in the shot (hold it up to the sky!). Ed R. Levin County Park is the place to find them.


Region: Ed R. Levin    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Nature , Park , Play , Scenic , Sky
Adv. #41
5
points

1
Let's take a walk!
Any walk at a County Park will do. Just strut your stuff and stretch those legs!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fitness , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Play , Relax , Walk/Hike
Adv. #42
5
points

3
Whip out those mountain bikes!
Mountain bike on a trail at a County Park. Go to the park website's Park Finder and select the filter for biking trails


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Bike , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Kids , Mountains , Places , Skills , Wheels
Adv. #43
10
points

1
Capture a Banana Slug
Luckily they don't move very quickly. Position your Team and flag in the photo without picking up the slug. Your best bet to find one would be at Sanborn, Uvas Canyon or Mt. Madonna.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Library , Mountains , Nature , Park , Wildlife
Adv. #44
20
points

1
Hey kids, lets play!
Bring a kid to any one of the kid-focused Play Here programs and take a photo with park staff.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Learn , Nature , People , Play , PlayHere
Adv. #45
5
points

1
Squirrel!
Snap a photo of a squirrel. It's got to be free ranging, so shoot quick! And make sure it is in a Santa Clara County Park!!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Nature , Wildlife
Adv. #46
10
points

1
Go Camping at Sanborn
There are GREAT walk-in campgrounds here and so close to home! Take a photo of you and your Team overnight camping. This adventure is subject to reservation confirmation.


Region: Sanborn    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp , Kids , Nature , Night , Park , People , Places , Play , Scenic , Wildlife
Adv. #47
20
points

1
Support Your Local Shelter
Receive 20 points if your Team stops by the Santa Clara County Animal Shelter with a toy for a Cat or Dog in need. Snap a photo with your team, flag, and your gift for an animal in need at the shelter.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Health & Wellness , Mountains , Walk/Hike
Adv. #48
5
points

1
Grass is like a nature-made mattress!
Lay on a lawn at a county park. How easy is that!?


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Nature , Park , Relax
Adv. #49
5
points

1
Coast live oak or valley oak leaves?
Do you know the difference? Look at page 8 of the Jr. Ranger Discovery Guide to know the difference and take a picture of you and your Team in front of a California live oak tree.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Fish , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Play , Scenic
Adv. #50
5
points

1
Take a dam Hike!
Hike to the top of Anderson Lake dam by taking the Serpentine Trail from the base. It's a steep one but you will be at the top before you know it. Pace yourself!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Places , Play , Walk/Hike
Adv. #51
10
points

1
You're a great shot!
Shoot an arrow at an archery range using a traditional, recurve or compound bow. Must be at archery ranges at Santa Teresa, Stevens Creek, or Mount Madonna County Park.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , Learn , Nature , Places , Play , Safety , Skills
Adv. #52
5
points

1
Cross a stream
Snap a photo of your team and flag crossing a stream! But please use caution and don't cross streams that look unsafe to do so!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #53
5
points

1
Take a Dam Picture
Take a picture of the Lexington Dam


Region: Lexington Reservoir    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Scenic , Water
Adv. #54
10
points

10
REI Outdoor School
Participate in any REI Outdoor School program. They've got classes in outdoor fitness, paddling, cycling, climbing, hiking, photography, navigation, wilderness and snowsport. Watch for announcements on our Facebook page. No duplication classes will be accepted and you must capture your team at the class with your flag.


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Learn , REI , Skills
Adv. #55
5
points

1
Catch a Fish!
Capture your team attempting to catch a fish at any county resevior. Better yet, check out our South Bay Fishing in the City program on May 13 or June 11! *Ages 16 and older must have a fishing licence.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fish , Kids , Nature , Park , Water , Wildlife
Adv. #56
5
points

1
The Redwoods are Waiting
Get a picture of your Team and a Redwood tree located inside a Santa Clara County Park. Sanborn, Mt. Madonna, Vasona, and Upper Stevens Creek County Parks all have Redwood trees in the park.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Nature , Park
Adv. #57
10
points

1
Providencia Pond
Take a hike on the Enriquita Trail at Almaden Quicksilver County Park and visit the Providencia Pond! Snap a photo of your team and flag with the pond in the background. Use the park map to navigate yourself to the pond.


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Park , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #58
5
points

1
McCreery Lake Hike
Hike through Joseph D. Grant County Park and enjoy McCreery Lake! Snap a picture with your Team and flag with McCreery Lake in the background.


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Mountains , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #59
5
points

1
Have an adventure on the Coyote Creek Trail
Take a walk, run, or ride on the Coyote Creek Trail with your Team! This trail connects Hellyer County Park in South San Jose with Anderson Lake County Park in Morgan Hill. The trail is 15 Miles in length and paved. Take a picture with your Team and flag at any location along the trail.


Region: Hellyer County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bike , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Kids , Park , Places , Play , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #60
5
points

1
Visit the Washburn Barn on a Hike!
Take a hike on the Washburn Trail at Joseph D. Grant County Park and stop at the Washburn Barn to take a picture with your flag and Team! Caution: There are posted "No Parking" signs near the barn. Park at your own risk. The trailhead and trail for this site is a mile up the road.


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Park , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #61
5
points

1
The Senador Mine
Hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park on the Senador Mine Trail to visit the Senador Mine! Make sure to get a picture of your Team and flag with the Senador Mine.


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Explore , History , Park , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #62
10
points

1
English Camp
Explore a small part of New Almaden history at Almaden Quicksilver County Park by taking a hike on the Castillero Trail to visit English Camp. Take a picture with your Team and flag before or after learning something on the information board!


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Explore , History , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #63
5
points

1
Indian Rock
Take an easy hike along Skyline Trail at Sanborn County Park and see Indian Rock. Take a picture at Indian Rock with your Team and flag!


Region: Sanborn    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Park , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #64
5
points

1
And they're off!
Take a video of your team racing each other! It can be just a short sprint down a paved path, but make sure we can see your team flag! Hold it up high or pin it to your shirt!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Park , Play , Run , Walk/Hike
Adv. #65
15
points

1
The Pala Seca Cabin
Take a hike to the Pala Seca Cabin site at Joseph D. Grant Park. This is a 5 Mile hike each way (10 miles total) so take water and snacks! Don't forget to take a picture when you arrive at the Cabin site! You will use the Canada de Pala Trail to get to the Cabin. (Unfortunately this cabin was burned down recently due to arson. Fundraising efforts are underway to rebuild!)


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #66
10
points

1
Rotary Furnace
Hike the Woods Road Trail and visit the Rotary Furnace at Almaden Quicksilver County Park! Take a picture of the Furnace with your Team and flag.


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Explore , History , Learn , Park , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #67
5
points

1
Go see the Giant Twins!
Visit Mt. Madonna County Park and see the Giant Twins Redwood Trees. Snap a picture of the trees with your Team and flag!


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , Nature , Park , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #68
10
points

1
Enjoy a Scenic Overview at Joseph D. Grant
Hike on the Dutch Flat Trail and visit the Scenic View stop. Use the park map to visit the location and take a picture with your Team and flag with the view in the background!


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #69
10
points

1
Fish Camp
Visit Calero County Park and take a hike on the Serpentine Loop Trail to visit Fish Camp. Take a picture with the pond, Team, and flag to get points!


Region: Calero    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Equine , Nature , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #70
5
points

1
Los Gatos Creek Trail
Take a walk, run, or ride on the Los Gatos Creek Trail. This is a paved multi-use trail that goes from Lexington Reservoir all the way to Campbell. Take a picture along the trail with your Team and flag to receive points!


Region: Lexington Reservoir    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bike , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Kids , Nature , Park , Play , Run , Walk/Hike , Wheels
Adv. #71
10
points

1
April Tunnel
Visit the April Tunnel at Almaden Quicksilver County Park while hiking on the April Trail. Make sure to get a picture with your Team, flag, and the tunnel during your hike! It's kind of hard to locate, so if you take a photo with the trestle or the interpretive panel nearby, this will work, too!


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , History , Nature , Park , Places , Run , Scenic
Adv. #72
5
points

1
Catherine Tunnel
Visit the Catherine Tunnel at Almaden Quicksilver County Park off the Mine Hill Trail. Take a picture with your Team and flag at the Catherine Tunnel to receive points!


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , History , Learn , Nature , Run , Walk/Hike
Adv. #73
5
points

1
Visit the two Tunnels for a bonus!!
Visit both Catherine Tunnel and April Tunnel at Almaden Quicksilver County Park and get a bonus!


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Bonus , History , Park , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #74
15
points

1
Antler Point Trail
Hike on the Antler Point Trail at Joseph D. Grant County Park. This Trail will take some time to hike so plan accordingly and take water! Use the park map to find the best route and enjoy the hike! Take a picture with your Team and flag on the trail to receive points!


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Park , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #75
5
points

1
That's a big branch!
Find a branch that is as tall as you or even taller! Snap a photo of your team and flag with the branch to receive points. But please do not break branches off trees.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Healthy Trails , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #76
5
points

1
Lookout Point
Enjoy Villa Montalvo's trails by hiking up Lookout Trail to the scenic overview of the Santa Clara Valley. Take a picture of your Team and flag with the view in the background!


Region: Villa Montalvo    Topic: All Topics , Health & Wellness , Nature , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #77
15
points

1
Eagle Lake
Visit Eagle Lake in the vast Joseph D. Grant County Park on the Hotel Trail. Be sure to use the Park map to navigate to the lake and enjoy the hike with your Team. Submit a picture of the lake, Team, and your flag for points! Make sure to bring water and possibly a snack during your hike!


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Nature , Park , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #78
10
points

1
Find a Birds Nest!
Find a birds nest in any County park and hold your flag up so it is in your picture. Please do not disturb the nests, those are the bird's homes!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Birds , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #79
5
points

1
Bass Lake
Hike Bass Lake Trail to see Bass Lake at Joseph D. Grant County Park. Taking a picture of your Team and flag with the lake behind you will get your Team points! Bring water for your hike!!


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Nature , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #80
10
points

1
Circle Corral
Use the Lower Hotel Trail to visit the Circle Corral at Joseph D. Grant County Park. Use the Trail map to navigate and bring water for your hike!


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Park , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #81
10
points

1
Powder house
Visit the historic powder house at Almaden Quicksilver County Park. Hike on the Mine Hill Trail to get to this historical spot and take a picture there with your Team and flag!


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , History , Park , Places , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #82
15
points

1
Pig Lake
Take a hike on the Hotel Trail to Pig Lake at Joseph D. Grant County Park. Use the trail map to navigate to the lake and bring water for the hike! Take a picture with your Team, flag, and the lake to get points! (Note: There is a closed gate shortly before the lake. You may open the gate and enter, but PLEASE close the gate behind you.)


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , Nature , Park , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #83
15
points

1
Cherry Cove to the Calero Dam
Use the Cottle Trail and take a picture of Calero Dam in the background with your Team and flag on this adventure for points! Bring water and enjoy the view of the Calero Lake from another perspective!


Region: Calero    Topic: All Topics , Nature , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #84
10
points

1
San Cristobal Mine
If you are visiting Almaden Quicksilver County Park, hike the Mine Hill Trail and stop by the San Cristobal Mine. Take a picture of the mine with your Team and flag to receive points! Take water and a small snack on your hike, and use the park trail map to navigate your way to this location!


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Explore , History , Learn , Nature , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #85
10
points

1
An Equestian Adventure
Enjoy Santa Clara County Parks' equestrian friendly trails!! Use the activity search tools on the park finder web page to find parks with equestrian trails. Don't have a horse? HORSE RENTALS available through neighboring private concessionaires at Mt. Madonna and Ed Levin Parks. Links provided on those park web pages.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Equine , Explore , Kids , Nature , Park , Play , Relax , Scenic , Wildlife
Adv. #86
5
points

3
Dog Park Social
Take your four-legged friend (or invite a friend with a dog!) to any one of our Off-Leash Dog Parks. You are more than welcome to visit the park without a dog, but in order to receive points you must take a photo of your team, flag, and a doggy you brought to the park.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Dogs , Park , Places , Play , Walk/Hike
Adv. #87
10
points

1
Coyote Peak
Hike in Santa Teresa County Park up to Coyote Peak on the Coyote Peak Trail! Take a picture with your Team and flag at the peak for points. Be sure to bring water on your hike, or ride!!


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: All Topics , Bike , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Mountains , Nature , Park , People , Places , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #88
5
points

1
I Spy...
Take a photo of your Team using binoculars to take in a scenic view!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Mountains , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #89
5
points

1
Tracks!
Spot a wildlife footprint on a trail in one of our County Parks. Take care in locating one. Doggy paws don't qualify! Check out pages 18-19 in our Jr. Ranger Discovery Guide for visuals of animal tracks.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Nature , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #90
5
points

1
Hug your dog on a log!
Show your pooch some love! You don't need to find a big log, even a large branch will do! And maybe Fido can play with it after! But please don't disturb trees; please find a branch that has already fallen. Please keep your dog leashed with the exception of our off-leash dog facilities. (Note: if you don't have a dog of your own, invite a friend with a dog that likes adventures and human bonding for a nice walk in the park! Please do not ask to hug a strangers dog.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Game , Health & Wellness , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #91
10
points

1
Go Camping at Mt. Madonna
Just minutes away from Gilroy! While you are camping there, gain more points by finding more adventures in the Parks for Life Challenge. This adventure is subject to reservation confirmation.


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp , Kids , Mountains , Nature , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Sky , Wildlife
Adv. #92
5
points

1
The Mountains are Calling!
Calling you to get outside and get healthy! Take the Joice/Norred Trail at Santa Teresa. It's an easy 1.8 mile (out & back) trail. Once you reach the top you will see outstanding views of south San Jose all the way north to San Francisco.


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: All Topics , Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch Ranch , Bike , Dogs , Health & Wellness , Healthy Trails , Kids , Mountains , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #93
5
points

1
Picture a Petroglyph
Petroglyphs are rock carvings left by Native Americans. These can be found by visting Chitactac-Adams Park and going on a self-guided interpretive walk. Take a photo of your Team next to one of them.


Region: Chitactac-Adams    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Learn , People
Adv. #94
5
points

1
Thank the Rain Gods in a dance!
Thank goodness, we got some great rain this year! The lakes are filled, the grass is green, and the animals are nourished! Take a picture or video of you doing a thankful rain dance in any one of our County Parks!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Humor , Kids , Play
Adv. #95
5
points

1
The QR Fitness Challenge
The new QR F.I.T. Trail system is on the Martin Murphy Trail at Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch Park. Download this free app and get your fitness on while walking on this 2-mile loop trail. Take a photo of your Team exercising on this trail.


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Walk/Hike
Adv. #96
15
points

2
Play a Round
We have golf courses at Ed Levin and Santa Teresa County Parks. Take a photo of your Team trying a round of golf at one or both of our golf courses.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Play , Skills
Adv. #97
5
points

1
Practice your swing!
Visit the Santa Teresa Golf Course driving range and practice your golf swing. Take a picture or video of your Team and flag practicing their swing at the range to earn points!!


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Learn , Skills
Adv. #98
10
points

1
Knibbs Knob
Take the Knibbs Knob Trail to Knibbs Knob at Uvas Canyon County Park!! Please take your time, this is a steep trail. Bring water on your hike, and use a park map to reach the destination! (PLEASE NOTE: Uvas Canyon is closed due to heavy weather-related damage. We will update this note when the Park is re-opened.)


Region: Uvas Canyon    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #99
5
points

1
Hey! Where did you go!?
Take a video of your team playing hide and go seek! Decide beforehand what the perimeters are, and make sure we can see that team flag!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Play
Adv. #100
5
points

1
Have a Heart
Find something in nature that resembles a heart!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Explore , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #101
10
points

1
Why Do you Love SCC Parks?
Take a video your Team with your Team flag on why you love Santa Clara County Parks! The video Challenge must contain 3 points: (1)Why you love Santa Clara County Parks, (2)Which park is your favorite and (3)What is your favorite thing to do there. Video must be recorded at your favorite County Park.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Park , Places
Adv. #102
10
points

1
Why do you love the Parks for Life Challenge?
Record a video of your team telling us why you love playing the Parks for Life Challenge! Make sure you are holding your flag! Video must be recorded in one of our County parks.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Nature , Park
Adv. #103
5
points

1
Fall in Love
Visit the Love Temple at Villa Montalvo and take a photo of your Team and Team flag with one of the figures on the sculpture. See if you can match his expression!


Region: Villa Montalvo    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo
Adv. #104
5
points

1
It's in the Air
You can smell it, but can you find it? Take a photo with a California Bay Laurel Tree. Sniff a leaf to make sure you have the right tree! See the Jr. Ranger Discovery Guide on page 8 to see what these leaves look like.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Nature
Adv. #105
5
points

1
Picnic in a Park
Lay a blanket down in any one of our Santa Clara County Parks and have a healthy picnic with your friends/family.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Health & Wellness , Relax
Adv. #106
5
points

1
What does that cloud look like?
Use your imagination! Find a cloud that looks like a bird, or heart, or whatever else! Snap a photo of the cloud and tell us what you see. (This adventure only requires the Team flag in the photo)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Nature , Scenic , Sky
Adv. #107
5
points

1
Sunny Day Haiku
Write a Haiku about the outdoors. Hold it up to the camera with your flag. Better yet, say it in a video!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Game , Kids , Learn , Play , Skills
Adv. #108
10
points

1
Hide and Seek
Go geocaching. It's a fun way to explore the outdoors. Find out how by visiting REI Expert Advice. Show us the goodies you find with your flag for points!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Extreme , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Learn , Places , Play , Skills
Adv. #109
5
points

1
Camp In Your Own Backyard
Just head out the backdoor, pitch a tent or roll out your bag on the lawn and spend the night outdoors.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp
Adv. #110
5
points

1
Day Hiking Tool Kit
So what do YOU bring a on a day hike? Check out REI's list of day hiking essentials and then show us a photo of your packed backpack ready to go on one of our many adventures in Santa Clara County Parks. Don't forget, have your Team and flag in your photo!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , Nature , Park , Places , Play , REI , Safety , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #111
5
points

25
Picture all the Wildlife!
Take the best photo of wildlife in our parks. Be creative! No need to include a Team member or flag. (ATTN: Do not disturb any wildlife. This includes, but not limited to, feeding wildlife, handling, or any touching of an animal. Any animals on nests or dens, shall be avoided. Abide by all signs and rules in SCC Parks. If the Game Coordinator deems wildlife has been disturbed, the picture and your Team will be disqualified from the PFLC.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Explore , Fish , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Play , Scenic , Wildlife
Adv. #112
5
points

5
Strike a Pose!
Close your eyes, relax, feel the nature and find your Zen while doing a yoga pose in any one of our County Parks. One pose per day.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Nature , Relax , Skills
Adv. #113
5
points

1
Soaring Paper Planes
Make a paper plane, hike to the highest point of the park and take a video of your Team soaring it through the air! Make sure you send it in the direction of an open field so that you can safely retrieve it afterwards.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Learn , Park , Play , Skills
Adv. #114
5
points

1
Can you say "Ribbit"!?
Show us a video of your best frog impression! Crouch down with your hands to the ground and leap! Don't forget that team flag!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Park , Play , Skills
Adv. #115
5
points

1
Two to Tango
Capture two Team members (someone else can take the photo or video on two-person Teams) dancing the tango, outdoor at any County Park.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , People
Adv. #116
5
points

1
Three-legged Race
Compete in a three-legged or a sack race in any County Park. Vasona, Los Gatos Creek, Ed Levin, Hellyer or Penentencia Creek park all have great lawns for these games. Your team needs to have their flag when they compete!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Events , Park , People , Play
Adv. #117
5
points

1
Where did you go?!
Capture anyone wearing camouflage in our County Parks!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Park , People , Play , Skills
Adv. #118
5
points

1
This is way more fun than video games!
Show us what kinds of games you play at the park! Bring along a jump rope, wiffle ball, Velcro ball and catching disk, badminton set, disk toss, bocce ball, or whatever else you can think of!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #119
5
points

5
Show us your Picasso!
Go out into one of our County Parks and create an art piece with nature. Use leaves, branches, rocks, or any pieces of nature to create anything you want! Be creative and enjoy your time outdoors! Maybe a Team member can be a part of your art piece! Be sure to follow the rules and get a picture with your art piece, a Team member, and your flag to get points.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Learn , Mountains , Nature , Park , People , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #120
5
points

5
Amp Your Theatre
Show us your theatrical skills on any one of our County Park Amphitheatres. You can find them at Mount Madonna, Uvas Canyon, Coyote Lake, Joseph D. Grant and Sanborn.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Game , Humor , Kids , Park , People , Places , Play , Skills
Adv. #121
5
points

1
Kiss Under the What?
This parasitic plant grows on Oak trees and can be found in a lot of our Santa Clara County Parks. Can you name this plant? Take a photo of your Team and flag under this popular plant AND tree (smooching a loved one). Must be in a County Park and please do not remove any plant life from any tree.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Humor , People , Play , Romance , Wildlife
Adv. #122
10
points

1
Sketch an animal
Show us your best drawing of your favorite wild animal! This adventure does not need to be completed at a Park, but please hold up your team flag with your drawing in your photo.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Explore , Game , Humor , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Skills , Wildlife
Adv. #123
5
points

25
Admire the View
Take a photo of a beautiful or interesting view. Include where/which park it is taken from. You don't need a Team member or flag in this one. Different parks strongly encouraged.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Mountains , Nature , Scenic
Adv. #124
5
points

10
Bridging the Gaps
There are a number of foot bridges in Santa Clara County Parks. For example, the Tony Look Trail at Stevens Creek and the Waterfall Loop Trail at Uvas Canyon. Take a photo or video of your Team member and flag crossing them.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #125
5
points

1
Martial Cottle Perimeter Trail
Half of the perimeter trail at Martial Cottle County Park is OPEN! Enjoy a leisure walk on a paved trail. This new park is open from sunrise to sunset.


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Health & Wellness , Healthy Trails , History , Nature , Park , Places , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wheels
Adv. #126
10
points

3
Balls, Balls, Balls
What is your favorite ball sport? Go to a Santa Clara County Park and play around on any field with your Team members. Golf? Baseball? Soccer? Football? You choose. Points only count if it is a video and only ONE PER DAY!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness
Adv. #127
5
points

1
Leaves of Three, Let it Be
Poison oak is out there in our parks, lurking along the trails. It's good to be able to identify it. Take a picture of this plant with your team and flag, but be careful not to touch it!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Health & Wellness , Learn , Mountains , Nature , Park , People , Places , Safety
Adv. #128
5
points

1
Nurture the Children with Poetry Outdoors
Show children the importance of poetry and nature by reading a poem out loud to them in our beautiful Santa Clara County Parks. Or better yet, have them read to you! Venture out and take a video of a child reciting a poem or of a team member reciting to a child. While you are there, contemplate the stillness, or just hold hands with your beloved ones at your favorite park spot.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Birds , Culture , Explore , Game , Health & Wellness , Humor , Kids , Learn , Mountains , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Relax , Romance , Scenic , Sky , Wildlife
Adv. #129
5
points

1
Nurture the Nature with Poetry
Poetry and nature are true companions and have been since the beginning of time. Find a nice shady spot near a stream, or a sunny perch on a mountain top, wander deep into the forest to contemplate the stillness, or just hold hands with your beloved (team member) at your favorite park spot. Take a video of your Team reading a poem out loud to the trees, the sky, the squirrels or birds. Have fun!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Birds , Culture , Explore , Health & Wellness , Healthy Trails , Humor , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Relax , Romance , Wildlife
Adv. #130
5
points

1
Locate the Pier!!!
Find the fishing pier at Vasona Lake and take a picture with your Team and flag.


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike , Water , Wildlife
Adv. #131
5
points

1
Walk With your Elders
Whether they are your grandparents, friends or neighbors invite an elder out to a leisure walk in the beautiful outdoors. There are many easy and ADA accessible trails if needed. Please take this opportunity to share the parks with your elderly friends and family, and do not snap a photo of someone you do not know.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Walk/Hike
Adv. #132
10
points

5
Keep it Clean!
As the saying goes, "Leave the place cleaner than when you found it." Lead by example by picking up trash on a trail or near a waterway. Bring a bag with you on your next adventure and be sure to take a photo of your Team and flag beautifying our Santa Clara County Park System.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Birds , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , Healthy Trails , Kids , Learn , Mountains , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #133
5
points

1
Do a Somersault
Don't get too dizzy! Snap a photo of someone on your team doing a somersault! Your team flag can be on the ground in front of them.


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Game , Kids , Park , Play , Skills
Adv. #134
5
points

1
Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man!
Snap a photo of someone in your group playing this classic clapping game with a fellow team member, a ranger, anyone! Your flag must be visible somewhere in the photo, so be creative!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Skills
Adv. #135
5
points

1
King of the hill
Snap a photo of a team member with their flag at the top of a playground climbing structure. (Note: Currently, the playground at Vasona Park is under maintenance, and the playground at Hellyer Park is being renovated. There is another playground located at Ed Levin Park.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Climb , Explore , Fitness , Game , Kids , Park , Play
Adv. #136
5
points

1
Swing along
Capture someone on your team swinging on a swing with your team flag. Our two playgrounds can be found at Vasona and Hellyer County Park


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Park , Play
Adv. #137
5
points

1
Stump Us!
Snap a photo of a team mate on a tree stump. Mt. Madonna has a bunch of stumps! Be careful to stay on trails!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Humor , Kids , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Walk/Hike
Adv. #138
5
points

1
Fancy Footwork
Snap a photo of your teams hiking footwear. Only your flag needs to be present.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , People
Adv. #139
10
points

1
Go Camping at Grant!
Check out this beautiful 9,540 acre park! Better yet, go camping here! This adventure is subject to reservation confirmation.


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp , Explore , Game , Kids , Nature , Night , Park , People , Places , Play , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #140
10
points

1
Go Camping at Coyote Lake- Harvey Bear Ranch
This is a great campground overlooking Coyote Lake in the beautiful mountains of Gilroy. This adventure is subject to reservation confirmation.


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Camp , Explore , Mountains , Nature , Night , Park , People , Places , Play , Scenic , Wildlife
Adv. #141
15
points

1
Geocaching Challenge #1 - Coyote Creek Parkway
Find three (3) geocaches hidden in beautiful Coyote Creek Parkway using a GPS or mobile device. Lots of Geocaches can be found at Geocaching.com.


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Scenic , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #142
15
points

1
Geocaching Challenge #2 - Steven's Creek Park
Find three (3) geocaches hidden at Steven's Creek Park using a GPS or mobile device. Lots of Geocaches can be found at Geocaching.com.


Region: Stevens Creek    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Scenic , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #143
10
points

1
Geocaching Challenge #3 - Ed Levin
Find Two (2) geocaches hidden at Ed Levin Park using a GPS or mobile device. Lots of Geocaches can be found at Geocaching.com.


Region: Ed R. Levin    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Scenic , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #144
15
points

1
Geocaching Challenge #4 - Mt. Madonna
Find three (3) geocaches hidden around the beautiful Mt. Madonna Park using a GPS or mobile device. Lots of geocaches can be found at Geocaching.com.


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Learn , Places , Play , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #145
5
points

1
Who am I? #1
I am a marine mammal that can grow to be over 12 feet long! We refer to our males as a Bull, or females as a Cow, and our babies as a Calf. Who am I? (Note: you do not need to attend a park to answer this question, but please include your team flag and members within your picture.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #146
5
points

1
Who am I? # 2
I am a beautiful animal that can grow a 5 foot tail! In fact, my tail makes up 60 percent of my body width! Although I am beautiful, you don't want to mess with me! I have spurs on my feet that I can use to fight if I have to! (Note: You do not need to attend a park to answer this question, but please include your team flag and members within your picture.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #147
5
points

1
Who am I? # 3
I am big! I can grow to over 2,200 pounds! And, I am an herbivore! You can find a 'crash' of us hanging out together, which is good, because our vision isn't too great! (Note: you do not need to attend a park to answer this question, but please include your team flag and members within your picture.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #148
5
points

1
Who am I? # 4
We hang out in groups called 'towers'. We can grow to weight over 1,800 pounds, and we can run up to 35 MPH! It is hard for us to reach the ground for water; we have to spread our legs awkwardly so our mouths can reach! Thankfully, we don't drink water often because we get most of our water from plants! (Note: you do not need to attend a park to answer this question, but please include your team flag and members within your picture.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #149
5
points

1
Who Am I? #5
We are flying Mammals that are nocturnal, see in the dark using a skill called echolocation, and 3 of our over 1000 species feed solely on blood! No wonder why you can find pictures of us everywhere during Halloween! (Note: you do not need to attend a park to answer this question, but please include your team flag and members within your picture.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #150
5
points

5
Find a phone booth!
Snap a photo of your team in a park phone booth.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Park , Places , Play
Adv. #151
5
points

1
Scavenger Hunt #1
Find something that is naturally blue in our Parks. (The sky and the lakes do not count!)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #152
5
points

1
Scavenger Hunt #2
Find something that begins with the letter 'T' in our parks. (Trees do not count!)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Wildlife
Adv. #153
5
points

1
Scavenger Hunt #3
Find two (or more) animals hanging out together in our parks.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Wildlife
Adv. #154
5
points

1
Scavenger Hunt #4
Find something that is naturally fragrant in our parks. (Hint: Alviso Marina is a great place to look!)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Wildlife
Adv. #155
5
points

1
Scavenger Hunt #5
Find a flower in any of our parks.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #156
10
points

1
*Bonus!* Scavenger hunt bonus
Complete all 5 scavenger hunt adventures and win an additional 10 points! Simply re-post one of your scavenger hunt photos for the bonus points.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Wildlife
Adv. #157
10
points

1
Capture a "Parks for Life" wrapped vehicle
They are out there...Begging to be captured! Be safe though! Wait until you see one at a full and complete stop (Hint: you can find one near a reservoir)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Humor , Kids , Park , People , Places , Play
Adv. #158
10
points

1
Mom's Day
This time-sensitive adventure must be completed and submitted on Mother's Day. Take Mom, or a Mom, or if you are a Mom take yourself and family, on an adventure in Santa Clara County Parks.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Holiday , Kids , May , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #159
10
points

1
#OptOutside
Let's spend less time at the mall and more time at the park! REI has challenged us all to #OptOutside and enjoy what Mother Nature has given us! So dust off those hiking boots and cameras and get out to a County Park with your team and flag! Trust us, the mall will still be there when you're done. Take a photo of you on any adventure and #OptOutside on your social media site.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Kids , Mountains , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , REI , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #160
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Almaden Quicksilver
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the old Reduction Works Yard. This yard contains a collection of equipment from the New Almaden Mine and the Guadalupe Mine.


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Explore , Game , History , Kids , Park , People , Places , Play , Tour
Adv. #161
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Alviso Marina
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the observation deck.


Region: Alviso Marina    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Nature , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Water , Wildlife
Adv. #162
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Anderson Lake
Snap a photo of your team and flag at Anderson Dam.


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Nature , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #163
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Calero
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the Calero Bat Box by taking the Serpentine Loop Trail. Use the Calero County Park map to navigate to the Bat Box. Bring water and maybe a snack for the hike or ride (Equestrians are always welcome at Calero!)


Region: Calero    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Equine , Explore , People , Places , Play , Walk/Hike
Adv. #164
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Chesbro Reservoir
Snap a photo with your team and flag with the reservoir in the background.


Region: Chesbro Reservoir    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #165
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Chitactac Adams
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the interpretive shelter.


Region: Chitactac-Adams    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Culture , Explore , History , Nature , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #166
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Coyote Creek Parkway
Snap a photo of your team and flag in front of the Parkway Lakes.


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #167
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the Coyote Dam.


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #168
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Ed R. Levin
Snap a photo with your team and flag at the Laguna Cemetery gates. The cemetery can be found at the Spring Valley area.


Region: Ed R. Levin    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Culture , Explore , History , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #169
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Field Sports
Snap a photo with your team and flag at the entrance to the Field Sports Range.


Region: Field Sports    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Game , Learn , Park , People , Places , Play
Adv. #170
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Hellyer
Snap a photo with your team and flag at Cottonwood Lake.


Region: Hellyer County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Nature , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #171
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Joseph D. Grant
Snap a photo with your team and flag at the historic rose garden near the Ranch House Complex.


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Culture , Explore , Park , People , Places , Romance , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #172
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Lexington Reservoir
Snap a photo with your team and flag at Miller Point.


Region: Lexington Reservoir    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #173
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Los Gatos Creek
Los Gatos Creek has 6 ponds, and ponds 3-6 are wildlife preserves. Snap a photo of your team and flag at one of the wildlife preserve ponds.


Region: Los Gatos Creek County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , Healthy Trails , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Run , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Water , Wildlife
Adv. #174
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Martial Cottle
Snap a photo of your team and flag on the Cattle Run Trail


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , History , Park , People , Places , Play , Walk/Hike
Adv. #175
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Motorcycle Park
Snap a photo of your team and flag with someone riding on one of the tracks behind you. Please remember that the park is closed every Tuesday and Wednesday.


Region: Motorcycle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Play
Adv. #176
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Mt. Madonna
Visit the Sprig Recreation Area at Mount Madonna County Park! Take a picture with your Team and flag at a trailhead sign to receive points for this adventure!


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #177
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Penitencia Creek
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the Penitencia Creek Gardens


Region: Penitencia Creek    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Culture , Explore , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #178
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Rancho San Antonio
Snap a photo of your team and flag at Deer Hollow Farm.


Region: Rancho San Antonio    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Learn , Park , People , Places
Adv. #179
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Sanborn
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the beginning of the Lake Ranch Trail.


Region: Sanborn    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Healthy Trails , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #180
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Santa Teresa
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the Santa Teresa Spring.


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #181
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Stevens Creek
Snap a photo of your team and flag with the Steven’s Creek Reservoir behind you.


Region: Stevens Creek    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Water
Adv. #182
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Sunnyvale Baylands
Snap a photo of your team and flag at the playground.


Region: Sunnyvale Baylands    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Play
Adv. #183
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Upper Stevens Creek
Snap a photo of your team and flag at any of the signs for the Grizzly Flat Trail.


Region: Upper Stevens Creek    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Health & Wellness , Healthy Trails , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #184
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Uvas Canyon
Snap a photo of your team and flag at Manzanita Point. (PLEASE NOTE: Uvas Canyon is closed due to heavy weather-related damage. If the park does not re-open before game end, points will be awarded and applicable bonus points will be awarded also. Please check back often for updates


Region: Uvas Canyon    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Healthy Trails , Park , People , Places , Walk/Hike
Adv. #185
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Uvas Reservoir
Snap a photo of your team and flag with Uvas Dam behind you.


Region: Uvas Reservoir    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #186
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Vasona
Snap a photo with the island in the middle of the lake behind you. If you can't take a paddle boat to get up close, no problem! There are many spots on the trail along the lake where you can stand.


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #187
5
points

1
Pictures With Them All - Villa Montalvo
Snap a photo of your team and flag along the Poet’s Walk.


Region: Villa Montalvo    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Park , People , Places , Relax , Romance , Walk/Hike
Adv. #188
100
points

1
Pictures With Them All - BONUS
Complete all 28 PICTURES WITH THEM ALL adventures to receive an additional 100 points! You may take a new photo or re-submit a duplicate photo from one of the previous pictures with them all photos.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bonus
Adv. #189
5
points

1
See It. Draw It.
Vasona Park. Saturday May 6, 9am-10am. Love to draw or sketch? Enjoy some time sketching trees and natural scenery with instruction from a Park Ranger. All skill levels welcome. Bring a sketch pad and drawing materials. Meet at the Boat Center lot. Questions? (408) 356-2729


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Scenic , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #190
5
points

1
Nature Walk by the Bay
Alviso Marina. Saturday, May 6, June 3, July 1. Aug 5 10am-12pm. (Choose 1 day). Take a gentle walk around the Marina’s flat dirt trails and enjoy the local weather and bayside wildlife. We’ll keep the pace slow for all ages and abilities. Meet at picnic tables by restroom. Questions? (408) 355-2240


Region: Alviso Marina    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , July , June , Kids , May , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #191
5
points

1
A Taste of the Valley of Heart's Delight
Martial Cottle Park. Saturday May 6, 10am-3pm. Come celebrate urban agriculture, food and spring planting time at this fun day on the ranch! Family friendly activities, healthy food and fresh produce for sale, arts and crafts, live music and much more. Volunteers needed, check parkhere.org for details. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Culture , Events , Health & Wellness , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #192
5
points

1
Boating Safety Tips class
Anderson Lake. July 1, June 17, June 24, July 1, Aug 5. 2:30pm-3:30pm. (Choose 1 day). Safe Boating=Fun Boating! Before you hit the water, take a minute to review some basic boating laws. Learn important boating terminology and play boating trivia with a Park Ranger. All ages welcome. Meet at the launch ramp. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Boat , July , June , Kids , Play , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Water
Adv. #193
5
points

1
Bike the Bay Sunset Ride
Alviso Marina. Saturday, May 6. 6pm-8:30pm. Take an 8-10 mile sunset bike ride through Alviso Marina and the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. Explore history, wildlife and restoration efforts at this gateway to the San Francisco Bay. Reservations (408) 262-6980


Region: Alviso Marina    Topic: All Topics , Bike , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , May , Nature , Park , Places , Play , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Wheels
Adv. #194
5
points

1
Draw from Nature
Vasona Park. Sunday, May 7. 9am-10am. Love to draw/sketch? Enjoy some time sketching trees and natural scenery with instruction from a Park Ranger. All skill levels welcome. Bring a sketch pad and drawing materials. Meet at the Boat Center lot. Questions? (408) 356-2729 SYMBOLS: kids, vehicle, wheelchair


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Scenic , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #195
5
points

1
A Taste of Kayaking
Vasona Park. Sunday, May 7 ; 9am-10:30am & 10:45am-12:15pm First-time kayakers are invited to learn all about this challenging yet fun water sport. $10 per person (max 17 per class) and all equipment is provided. Must be 12 or older and able to swim. Two classes to choose from: 9-10:30am or 10:45am-12:15pm. Reservations online or (408) 355-2201


Region: Vasona    Topic: All Topics , Boat , Fitness , Kids , Learn , May , Play , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Water
Adv. #196
5
points

1
The Martial Cottle Park Experience
Martial Cottle Park. Various Saturdays and Sundays, May through August. Choose 1 day. See our website for exact days and times. Explore our agricultural history at Santa Clara County's newest park. Meet at the visitor center to see items used on the farm in the 1890s, then take a short walk to learn about the park's current farming practices and partners. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Culture , Explore , History , July , June , Kids , Learn , May , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Tour
Adv. #197
15
points

1
Connect with Nature Through Meditation
See dates, times and locations online. Wednesday, May 10, June 3 and June 9th. Choose 1 day. Nature has an incredible way of maintaining balance and harmony. Through meditation you can experience a first-hand connection with nature and a better understanding of yourself. $15 per person.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Health & Wellness , Learn , Park , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #198
5
points

1
Dog Nights of Summer
Anderson Lake. Wednesday, May 10. 7pm-9pm Meet at the top of the dam overflow parking lot for a full moon walk at sunset. Hike up to the Rosendin property to learn about leash laws, basic first aid, trail etiquette, dog behavior and the history of Anderson Lake. Reservations (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Night , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #199
5
points

1
Youth Fishing Event
Ed Levin;Saturday, May 13 and June 11, 8am-12pm. (Choose 1 day). Join South Bay Fishing in the City partners for a free learn-to-fish event for children ages 5-15. Expert instruction and all equipment provided. On-site registration 8-10am for first 150 kids. Parental supervision required. Meet at Sandy Wool Lake. Questions? (408) 355-2240


Region: Ed R. Levin    Topic: All Topics , Fish , June , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Water , Wildlife
Adv. #200
15
points

1
Tai Chi
Almaden Quicksilver/Casa Grande. May 13, May 20, June 10, July 29. 9am-10am. (Choose 1 day). Learn the oldest and most powerful type of Tai Chi – Lao Jia. Develop greater physical strength, balance and coordination. These slow gentle movements are perfect for all ages and physical abilities. Meet on the back lawn wearing comfortable clothes. $15 per person. Reservations online or (408) 355-2201


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Casa Grande , Fitness , Health & Wellness , July , June , Kids , Learn , May , Park , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Skills
Adv. #201
5
points

1
Bike Safety for Young Riders
Penitencia Creek; Various Saturdays in May and July, from 9:30am-10:30am. Refer to website for details. (Choose 1 day). Young bike riders (ages 8-12) will learn about basic bike safety on trails and roads. Helmets provided for free. Reservations required, max. 12 children. Parents welcome and encouraged to attend. Meet near the park restroom at Jackson and Maybury. Reservations (408) 262-6980


Region: Penitencia Creek    Topic: All Topics , Bike , Kids , Learn , Play , PlayHere , Safety , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #202
5
points

1
Story Time With A Park Ranger
Coyote Creek Parkway/Anderson Lake. Refer to website for dates/times. Explore tales and adventures of nature through short stories and fun activities with a Park Ranger. Meet at the visitor center. All ages welcome. Questions? (408) 918-7980 SYMBOLS: kids, wheelchair, easy hike


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , July , June , Kids , Learn , May , Park , People , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #203
5
points

1
Here Kitty, Kitty
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; May 13, July 8. 10am-11am. Refer to website for exact meeting locations. Discover how mountain lions, one of California's largest predators, survive in today's changing environment. See a quick slide show and an actual mountain lion (stuffed of course), walk like a lion and play a "Prey & Predator" game. Meet at the RV campground amphitheater. Questions? (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Play , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #204
5
points

1
If Dogs Could Talk
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Saturday, May 13; 1pm-2pm. Enjoy a 2-mile walk along the paved Martin Murphy Trail and learn how to enjoy the park with your beloved furry friends! Take in beautiful surroundings and views while giving your pet an opportunity to socialize in a relaxing environment. Meet at the Harvey Bear Ranch lot on San Martin Ave. Reservations (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Dogs , Health & Wellness , Kids , May , Nature , Park , People , PlayHere , Walk/Hike
Adv. #205
5
points

1
The Life and Times of Henry Miller
Mt. Madonna Park. May 13, May 20; 3pm-4pm. Henry Miller's youth, work ethic and passion for land shaped his destiny as he became known as the "Cattle King". Meet at the Ranger Station for a short hike to explore Miller's hilltop retreat and legacy. Reservations (408) 842-2341


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , History , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , People , PlayHere , Walk/Hike
Adv. #206
5
points

1
Herpetology Science and Movie Night
Santa Teresa/Bernal Ranch; Saturday, May 13;7:30pm-10:30pm. Explore the science of amphibians and reptiles followed by a movie at the ranch at this fun family night for all ages and abilities. Meet at the Bernal Ranch barn. Reservations (408) 226-5453


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Learn , Night , Park , People , PlayHere , Wildlife
Adv. #207
5
points

1
A Dog's Tale Dog Hike
Mt. Madonna park; Friday, May 19; 7pm-8:30pm Have fun with your dog exploring the trails with a Park Ranger and her canine companion. Grab a leash, water, dog waste bags, sturdy footwear and insect repellent. Meet at Inspiration Point. Questions? (408) 842-2341


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Kids , May , Nature , Night , Park , PlayHere , Walk/Hike
Adv. #208
5
points

1
Movie Night at the Lake
Anderson Lake; Friday, May 19; 8:30pm-10:30pm . Meet at the boat launch parking lot and enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about wildlife found in the park, then watch a family-friendly feature movie on a big screen. Bring a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Learn , May , Night , Park , People , PlayHere , Wildlife
Adv. #209
5
points

1
When Nature Bites Back
Hellyer Park; Saturday, May 20; 10am-12pm. The wild world has numerous wonders to explore, but in the event of an accident are you prepared? Discover nature and recreation while being trained in hands-only CPR and basic first aid by Park Rangers. All practice equipment is provided. Meet at the visitor center. Reservations online or (408) 355-2201


Region: Hellyer County Park    Topic: All Topics , Kids , Learn , May , Park , People , PlayHere , Safety , Skills , Wildlife
Adv. #210
5
points

1
Hula Hoop!
Martial Cottle; Saturday, May 13, 20, June 10, June 17, July 1, Aug 12, Aug 26. 10:30am-11:30am. Learn a new way to get some exercise, play and have FUN! Move with a hoop around your waist, feet and arms. All ages and experience levels welcome. Hoops provided for free or available for purchase. Meet at the visitor center. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Fitness , Health & Wellness , July , June , Kids , Learn , May , Park , Play , PlayHere
Adv. #211
5
points

1
Star Party
Joseph D. Grant. May 20, June 24, July 22. Refer to our website for exact location and times. Join the Halls Valley Astronomical group for a night of star gazing. You’ll have a chance to look through a variety of telescopes and ask questions about the night sky. Meet at Halley Hill across from campsite #22. Questions? (408) 274-6121


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , July , June , Kids , Learn , May , Night , Park , PlayHere , Relax , Scenic , Sky
Adv. #212
10
points

1
Hike the Magnificent Seven! #BaldPeak Trail
Calero Park; Sunday, May 21,10am-1pm. Complete the #PixInParks challenge with a guided hike on one of our magnificent trails! This month’s hike is the #BaldPeak Trail. Find your photographic destination and see some gorgeous views of Santa Clara Valley. Meet at the parking lot on Casa Loma Rd. No dogs. Questions? (408) 355-2240


Region: Calero    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , May , Nature , Park , Play , PlayHere , Scenic , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #213
5
points

1
Photography for Children
Coyote Creek Parkway/Anderson Lake; Sunday, May 21; June 25, July 16; 1pm-3pm (Choose 1 day). Please refer to our website for details. Use your digital camera to tell a story, record an event and take photos you'll be proud of. Learn basic composition before taking an easy walk in the park to practice. Meet at the visitor center with a digital (not phone) camera. Reservations (408) 918-7980


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: All Topics , Art/Photo , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , Play , PlayHere , Scenic , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #214
5
points

1
Follow The Leader Dog Hike
Mt. Madonna; Sunday, May 21; 4pm-6pm Be the leader your dog wants you to be as you venture out and enjoy the outdoors together. Meet at the visitor center to join a Park Ranger, her canine companion and other dogs/owners. Meet at the Ranger office. Questions? (408) 842-2341


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Fitness , Kids , May , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Walk/Hike
Adv. #215
5
points

1
Woofin' It! Dog Hike
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Thursday, May 25; 9am-12pm. Hit the trails and get heart healthy with your 4-legged friend. Learn more about pet rules in the Park while you take in beautiful views and explore new trails. Meet at the Mendoza entrance with plenty of water for yourself and your pet, and your spirit for adventure! Reservations (408) 842-7800.


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Fitness , Kids , May , Nature , Park , Places , PlayHere , Scenic , Walk/Hike
Adv. #216
5
points

1
Cougar Country
Almaden Quicksilver; Saturday, May 27, June 10; 10am-11am. Learn about mountain lions that call County Parks their home. Understand what makes them important to the local environment and how to keep you and your family safe. Meet at the Mockingbird Hill entrance. Questions? (408) 268-3883


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Fitness , Health & Wellness , June , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , Places , PlayHere , Scenic , Skills , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #217
5
points

1
Trails and You: Shared Trail Use and Safety
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Sunday, May 28; 11am-2pm. Learn how to use the trails in your community safely while having fun and enjoying the natural beauty the park has to offer. Gain knowledge about shared trail use and regulations in place to protect you and the park. This is a drop-in informational event at the Harvey-Bear Ranch park entrance. Questions? (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Kids , Learn , May , Nature , Park , People , PlayHere , Safety , Skills
Adv. #218
5
points

1
Healthy Parks, Healthy People Walk
Martial Cottle Park; Saturday, June 3; July 1; Aug 5; 10am-12pm. Join park staff for a walking tour to learn about the ranch’s history and organic farming. Spend time afterward playing at the Discovery Farm or visiting the Farm Stand. Meet at the Visitor Center. Questions? (408) 355-2240


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: All Topics , August , Culture , History , July , June , Kids , PlayHere , Relax , Tour , Walk/Hike
Adv. #219
5
points

1
Birds of Prey
Rancho San Antonio; Saturday, June 3; 10am-12pm. Discover some secrets of our flying predators on this walk with a Park Ranger. Meet at the equestrian parking lot with binoculars, water and sturdy shoes. Questions? (408) 867-9959


Region: Rancho San Antonio    Topic: All Topics , Birds , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , PlayHere , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #220
5
points

1
History of Almaden Air Force Station
Casa Grande/Quicksilver Mining Museum; Sunday, June 4; Aug 6; 1pm-3pm. Learn about the history of this fascinating site. See key artifacts and amazing historic photos of the radar station when it was in operation between 1958 and 1980. Presented by Basim Jaber (Founder of the USAF 682nd Radar Squadron Veterans Association). Reservations by email info@almadenafs.org or (408) 533-8107 (not recommended for small children)


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Casa Grande , Explore , History , June , Kids , Learn , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Tour
Adv. #221
5
points

1
Moon Gazing
Motorcycle Park; June 9, July 8; 8pm-10pm. Explore the seas, mountains and craters of our nearest astronomical neighbor with a Park Ranger and a telescope. Questions? (408) 226-5223


Region: Motorcycle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , July , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , PlayHere , Relax , Scenic
Adv. #222
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night
Ed R. Levin; Friday, June 9; 8:30pm-11:30pm. Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about your local County Parks and watch a FREE family-friendly movie on a big screen. Meet at the Sandy Wool lawn with a blanket or low-back chair and flashlight. Questions? (408) 262-6980


Region: Ed R. Levin    Topic: ADA , All Topics , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , People , PlayHere , Relax , Scenic
Adv. #223
5
points

1
The Amazing World of Creepy Crawlers
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Saturday, June 10; 10am-12pm. Explore the amazing world of our creepy crawlers and learn about the big picture of how all things large and small are connected in our ecosystem. Meet at the RV campground amphitheater. Reservations (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , PlayHere , Wildlife
Adv. #224
5
points

1
The Birds Have a Job, Too!
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Saturday, June 10; 1pm-2:30pm. When you think of a farmer, trash collector or fisherman, do you only imagine a person in that role? When birds go to "work", they perform many jobs necessary for the health of their community too. Come find out how! Meet at the park office with binoculars. Questions? (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Birds , Explore , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #225
5
points

1
Where There’s Water, There’s Wildlife
Mt. Madonna; Saturday, June 10; 1pm-3pm Come on a hike to discover local wildlife and explore the intricate relationships between water and all living things. Meet at the Blackhawk Trailhead. Questions? (408) 842-2341


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , Explore , June , Learn , Nature , Places , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Water , Wildlife
Adv. #226
5
points

2
Vasona Vibrations
Vasona Park. Saturdays in June and July. Refer to our website for exact dates and times. You may attend for points 2 times. Join us for the 15th anniversary of this family-favorite free outdoor concert series featuring local artists and a variety of acoustic music including jazz, blues, swing and more. Go to vasonavibrations.org for performance schedules. Bring a blanket or low lawn chair. Food available for purchase. Questions? (408) 356-2729


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Culture , Events , July , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #227
5
points

1
Carnivorous Plant Science and Movie Night
Santa Teresa/Bernal Ranch; Saturday, June 10; 7:30pm-10:30pm. Explore the science of carnivorous plants followed by a movie at the ranch at this fun family night for all ages and abilities. Meet at the Bernal Ranch barn. Reservations (408) 226-5453


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch Ranch , Events , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , People , Places , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #228
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night
Martial Cottle Park; Saturday, June 10; 8pm-10:30pm. Watch a family-friendly FREE feature movie under the stars. Come early and join an Open Space Authority Interpreter to learn and play old past time activities. Meet on lawn near Parking Lot A with a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , Events , History , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , People , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #229
5
points

1
Creatures of the Night
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; June 11 and August 5; 7:30pm-9:00pm (Choose 1 day). Refer to our website for exact meeting locations. Explore the unique adaptations of nocturnal animals who thrive and survive after the sun sets. Participate in a fun activity as a nocturnal animal using colored flashlights. Meet at the RV campground amphitheater. Reservations (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Explore , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , Play , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #230
5
points

1
Movie Night at the Lake
Anderson Lake; Friday, June 16; 8:30pm-11pm. Meet at the boat launch parking lot for a night under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about the wildlife found in the park, then watch a family-friendly feature movie on a big screen. Bring a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Events , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , People , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #231
5
points

1
Natural History of Coyote Creek
Coyote Creek Parkway/Anderson Lake; May 20, June 17, July 15; 9am-10:30am. (choose 1 day). Refer to our website for more details. Enjoy a quiet walk along the creek. Discover abundant life under the shady canopy of water-loving trees. Topics range from the Native American presence to early cultivation of vineyards and orchards. Meet at the visitor center with binoculars. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , History , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #232
20
points

1
Hellyer Amazing Race
Hellyer; Saturday, June 17; 9am-1pm. Anyone can participate in this fun family outdoor challenge! Register ASAP with your team to compete for great prizes by completing challenges and games as you learn some cool skills along the way! Registration is required and space is filling up FAST! More info at parkhere.org or (408) 355-2255 (Please note: Team sizes for this event are 3 to 8 people. Teams with 2 people will need a friend to register with them for this event.)


Region: Hellyer County Park    Topic: ADA , Events , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #233
5
points

1
Container Gardening
Martial Cottle; Saturday, June 17; 10am-12pm. Live in a condo or apartment? Learn from certified Master Gardeners how to grow veggies and ornamental plants in containers. You may be surprised that you can grow all the makings of a salad in just a few containers. Meet at the Master Gardener parcel to learn how! Questions? (408) 282-3105


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Nutrition , Park , PlayHere , Relax , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #234
5
points

1
Hawk Walk
Stevens Creek; Saturday, June 17, July 15 (choose 1 day). 11:30am - 2:00pm. Search for glimpses of hawks, falcons and other birds of prey that soar the skies above. Find out why they fly like they do and what helps them thrive in this area. Meet at Villa Maria Picnic Area with binoculars, sun protection, snack and water. Questions? (408) 867-9959


Region: Stevens Creek    Topic: All Topics , Art/Photo , Birds , History , July , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #235
5
points

1
Nature Has Its Own Pharmacy!
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Saturday, June 17; 1pm-2:30 PM. When we have an illness we go to the store for medicine, but the Native People who lived here didn't have that luxury! Join a Park Ranger to explore some plants and their forgotten uses. Meet at the visitor center. Questions? (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , Explore , History , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #236
10
points

1
Hike the Magnificent Seven! #MummyMountain
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Sunday, June 18; 10am-1pm. Complete the #PixInParks challenge with a guided hike on one of our magnificent trails! This month’s hike is the #MummyMountain Trail. Find your photographic destination and see spectacular views of Coyote Valley. Meet at the Mendoza entrance. Questions? (408) 355-2240


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , Mountains , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #237
10
points

1
Hike with a Park Ranger and His Best Friend
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; June 19, July 21 (Choose 1 day). Refer to our website for more details. Join a Park Ranger and his best friend to explore park trails and natural history. Meet at the Mendoza entrance with sturdy shoes, leash and waste bags, food and water for you and your dog. Reservations (408) 842-7800


Region: Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , July , June , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #238
10
points

1
A Taste of Water Skiing
Coyote Creek Parkway; 12pm-4pm; Wednesday, June 21, June 28, Aug 9 (choose 1 day). refer to our website for more details. Learn how to water ski with the Santa Clara County Water Ski Club. Cost is $10 per person. All equipment, lessons and other resources will be provided. It's a great time for ages 8-17! Bring your bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, water and snacks and be prepared to get WET! Reservations online or (408) 355-2201


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: All Topics , August , Boat , Fitness , Game , June , Kids , Learn , Park , Play , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Water
Adv. #239
5
points

1
Woofin' It Dog Hike
Anderson Lake; Thursday, June 22; 9am-10:30am Hit the trails and get heart healthy with your 4-legged friend. Learn more about pet rules in the park while you take in beautiful views and explore new trails. Meeting location and reservations (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , June , Kids , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #240
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark; Anderson Lake
Anderson Lake; Friday, June 23; 8pm-9:30pm. Enjoy a sunset hike above the lake to see views and critters who come out after dark. Meet at the boat launch parking lot with hiking shoes, layered clothes and a flashlight with red lens. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , June , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , Places , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #241
5
points

1
Play Like a Miner
Casa Grande/Quicksilver Mining Museum; Saturday, June 24; 11am-3pm. Join in for a fun day of learning what it was like to be a miner long ago. There will be games, demonstrations and crafts as well as an opportunity to try your hand at panning for gold and precious gems. A fun event for the whole family. Questions? (408) 918-7770


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Casa Grande , Culture , Events , Explore , History , June , Kids , Learn , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #242
5
points

1
What's in a Park Ranger's Truck?;
Almaden Quicksilver; Saturday, June 24; 6pm-7:30pm. Have you ever wanted to see the inside of a Park Ranger's truck? This is your chance to interact with a variety of equipment used for search and rescue, firefighting and lifesaving duties. Meet at the Mockingbird Hill entrance. Questions? (408) 268-5240


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Explore , June , Kids , Learn , Park , People , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #243
5
points

1
Ruffing It Dog Hike
Mt. Madonna; Saturday, June 24; 7pm-9pm. Join a Park Ranger and her canine companion on an evening hike. Sniff out and explore the habitat of a coastal redwood forest. Meet at Inspiration Point. Questions? (408) 842-2341


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , June , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , Places , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #244
5
points

1
Movie Night at the Lake; Anderson Lake
Anderson Lake; Friday, July 21; 8:30pm-11pm. Meet at the boat launch parking lot and enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about the wildlife found in the park and watch a family-friendly feature movie on a big screen. Bring a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , People , Places , PlayHere , Relax , Scenic , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #245
5
points

1
Avoid the Rash - Poison Oak
Almaden Quicksilver; Sunday, June 25; 6pm-7:30pm. It's not about the rash! Discover how the poison oak plant has benefited both natural and human communities throughout history. Wear long sleeves, pants and closed toe shoes. Meet at the Mockingbird Hill entrance. Questions? 268-5240


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , History , June , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , PlayHere , Safety , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #246
5
points

1
The Natural Wonder of Animal Dwellings
Joseph D. Grant; Saturday, July 1; 6:30pm-7:30pm. Discover the secretive world of hidden animal homes with the help of a Park Ranger! Meet at the campground amphitheater. Questions? (408) 262-6980


Region: Joseph D. Grant    Topic: All Topics , Explore , History , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , Places , Play , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #247
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night; Ed R. Levin
Ed R. Levin Park; Friday, July 7; 8:30pm-11:30pm. Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about your local County Parks and watch a FREE family-friendly movie on a big screen. Meet at the Sandy Wool lawn with a blanket or low back chair and flashlight. Questions? (408) 262-6980


Region: Ed R. Levin    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Events , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , Places , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #248
5
points

1
A Taste of Archery
Santa Teresa; Saturday, July 8; 8am-10am & 10am-12pm (Choose and register for 1 time). Join the Black Mountain Bowmen to learn how to shoot a compound or recurve bow, fletch arrows and make a bow string. Ages 6 and up with parent. $5 participation fee. A mandatory safety class and equipment are provided by Predator's Archery. Meet at the archery range on Avenida Espana Drive. Choose from the 8-10am or 10-12pm class. Reservations online or (408) 355-2201.


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , Fitness , Game , July , Kids , Learn , Park , People , Play , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #249
10
points

1
Hike with a Park Ranger
Mt. Madonna; Saturday, July 8; 9am-12pm. Explore various natural features and ecosystems on this 5-mile strenuous hike. Meet at the Sprig Day Use area. Reservations (408) 842-2341.


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , July , Learn , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #250
5
points

1
Howling at the Moon
Anderson Lake; Saturday, July 8; 8pm-10pm. Adventure out on a short moonlight hike above Anderson Lake. Explore the night sights and sounds as we hike to a nearby pond and back. Meet at the launch ramp parking lot with layers and flashlight with red lens. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Anderson Lake County Park    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , July , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , Places , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #251
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night; Martial Cottle
Martial Cottle; Saturday, July 8; 8pm-10:30pm. Watch a family-friendly FREE feature movie under the stars. Come early and join an Open Space Authority Interpreter to learn and play old past time activities. Meet on lawn near Parking Lot A with a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 535-4060.


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Events , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #252
5
points

1
Full Moon Owl Hike
Martial Cottle; Sunday, July 9; 8pm-10pm. Come learn about the night time predators that soar the skies. The park is home to a variety of owl species and we will head out on a hike to find them. Meet at the visitor center with layered clothes. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: All Topics , Birds , Explore , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #253
5
points

1
Howling Dog Hike
Mt. Madonna; Sunday, July 9; 8pm-9pm. Join a Park Ranger and her canine companion on an evening hike to explore the redwood forest. Meet at the visitor center. Questions? (408) 842-2341


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , Dogs , Explore , Fitness , Health & Wellness , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #254
10
points

1
Bats Over Calero
Calero park; July 13 or 14 (Choose 1 day). 6pm-9:30pm. Refer to our website for dates and reservations. Join Park Rangers for a batty presentation followed by a van ride into the heart of the park to the Bat Inn. View thousands of bats as they emerge from a good day’s sleep. $15 per person. Bring a light source, folding chair or mat to sit on, bug repellent, sturdy shoes and long pants. Flash photography not allowed. Reservations online or (408) 355-2201


Region: Calero    Topic: All Topics , Explore , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Tour , Wildlife
Adv. #255
5
points

1
In the Park after Dark Movie Night; Hellyer
Hellyer; Friday, July 14; 8:30pm-11pm. Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about your local County Parks and watch a FREE family-friendly movie on a big screen. Meet at the Cottonwood lawn with a flashlight, lawn chair or and blanket. Questions? (408) 225-0225


Region: Hellyer County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Events , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #256
10
points

1
Hike the Magnificent Seven! #JohnNicholas Trail
Sanborn; Saturday, July 15; 9am-1pm. Complete the #PixInParks challenge with a guided hike on one of our magnificent trails! This month’s hike is the #JohnNicholas Trail. Find your photographic destination and learn about the wonderful homesteading history of Sanborn. Call ahead for meeting location. Questions? (408) 918-7779


Region: Sanborn    Topic: All Topics , Explore , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , History , July , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike , Wildlife
Adv. #257
5
points

1
Building Raised Beds Workshop
Martial Cottle; Saturday, July 15; 9:30am-12pm. Learn about the benefits of raised beds and options for building them at home. Stay awhile and build a raised bed under the supervision of Master Gardeners. Meet at the Master Gardener parcel with gloves, sun protection and refillable water container. Questions? (408) 282-3015.


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Culture , History , July , Kids , Learn , Park , People , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #258
5
points

1
Ten Essentials for a Safe Outdoor Experience
Coyote Creek Parkway/Anderson Lake; Saturday, July 15; 11am-12pm. Join a Park Ranger to discover and explore the essential items to take with you for a fun, safe family outdoor adventure! Meet at the visitor center with a small backpack, water and sun protection. Questions? (408) 918-7980


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: All Topics , Explore , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , Places , PlayHere , Safety , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #259
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night; Coyote Creek
Coyote Creek Parkway/Parkway Lakes; Saturday, July 15; 8pm-11pm. Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Watch a short film about the County Park system followed by a FREE showing of LEGO BATMAN on a giant blow up screen. Enter the parkway at Metcalf Rd. Bring a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. Questions? (408) 226-5223


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Events , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , People , Play , PlayHere , Relax , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #260
10
points

1
History Van Tour
Casa Grande/Quicksilver Mining Museum; Saturday, July 22; 9:30am-2pm. Step back in time and experience what life was like back in the mining heyday. Ride by van to various historic sites and enjoy your brown-bag lunch in the park. $15 per person. Children must be at least 8 years old and 4’ 9” tall. Meet at the Casa Grande/Quicksilver Mining Museum with a bag lunch. Reservations online or (408) 355-2201


Region: Almaden Quicksilver    Topic: All Topics , Casa Grande , Culture , Explore , History , July , Kids , Learn , Park , People , Places , PlayHere , Relax , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Tour
Adv. #261
5
points

1
History of Stevens Creek County Park
Stevens Creek Park; Sunday, July 23 and August 13 (Choose 1 day). 9:30am-11:30am. Refer to our website for more details. Take a short history hike and learn about the first people to live on this land and how they were impacted by Europeans. Explore how the park’s namesake played a pivotal role in the American settlement of California in 1844. Meet at the visitor center. Reservations (408) 867-3654


Region: Stevens Creek    Topic: All Topics , August , Culture , Explore , History , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Tour , Walk/Hike
Adv. #262
5
points

1
Legends and Myths of the Prairie Wolf
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch; Sunday, July 23; 10am-11am. The coyote is widespread not only in range but also in mythology and folklore. Discover why coyotes are such successful survivors and a topic of so many stories. Meet at the RV campground lot. Reservations (408) 842-7800.


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Dogs , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive , Wildlife
Adv. #263
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night; Alviso Marina
Alviso Marina; Friday, August 4; 8:30pm-11:30pm. Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Come early to learn about your local County Parks and watch a FREE family-friendly movie on a big screen. Meet at the boat ramp parking lot with a blanket or low-back chair and flashlight. Questions? (408) 262-6980


Region: Alviso Marina    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Events , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , Places , PlayHere , Relax , Scenic , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #264
5
points

1
Drip Irrigation Workshop
Martial Cottle; Saturday, August 5; 9:30am-12pm. Learn about the benefits of drip irrigation and how to design and install a system at home. Practice by helping to install drip irrigation in a raised bed under the supervision of Master Gardeners. Meet at the Master Gardeners parcel with gloves, sun protection and refillable water container. Questions? (408) 282-3105


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Learn , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Water
Adv. #265
5
points

1
Apps for the Outdoors!
Coyote Creek Parkway/Anderson Lake; Saturday, August 5; 11am-12pm. Join a Park Ranger to find out about some free apps for your phone that can make your outdoor experience more enjoyable. Meet at the visitor center with your smartphone. Questions? (408) 918-7980.


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Skills , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #266
5
points

1
Family Fandango
Santa Teresa/Bernal Ranch; Saturday, August 5; 5pm-8pm. Celebrate the history of early California and its ties to the Anza Expedition and the Bernal family. The evening’s focus is family fun through song, dance, demonstrations and activities that highlight the many contributions of our early communities. Location is Camino Verde at Manila Drive in San Jose. Questions? (408) 226-5453


Region: Santa Teresa    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , August , Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch Ranch , Culture , Events , Explore , History , Kids , Learn , Night , Park , People , Places , Play , PlayHere , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #267
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night
Coyote Creek Parkway/Parkway Lakes; Saturday, August 5; 8pm-11pm. Enjoy a night under the stars with family and friends. Watch a short film about the County Park system followed by a FREE showing of NORTH SHORE on a giant blow up screen. Enter the parkway at Metcalf Rd. Bring a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. Questions? (408) 226-5223


Region: Coyote Creek Parkway    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Events , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , People , PlayHere , Relax , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #268
5
points

1
Survive in a Knapsack
Mt. Madonna; Saturday, August 12; 1pm-3pm. Ever wondered what to do if you got lost in the woods? Take an easy walk to learn how to prepare and what to bring along to help find your way. Meet at the Hilltop group area with comfortable hiking gear, water and snacks. Questions? (408) 842-2341


Region: Mt. Madonna    Topic: All Topics , August , Explore , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , PlayHere , Safety , Service , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #269
5
points

1
In the Park After Dark Movie Night
Martial Cottle; Saturday, August 12; 8pm-12am. Watch a family-friendly FREE feature movie under the stars. Meet on lawn near Parking Lot A with a flashlight and low lawn chair or blanket. Bring a telescope and stay as late as midnight to view the Perseid meteor shower. No dogs please. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Region: Martial Cottle Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Events , Kids , Learn , Nature , Night , Park , People , PlayHere , Relax , Sky , Time-Sensitive
Adv. #270
15
points

1
Let's Get Together!
The warmer months are a great time to get the family together for a BBQ, and the County Parks are a beautiful and low-cost place to do it! Come grab a first-come first-serve table, and snap a photo of everyone having a great time! (Please note: Vehicles entrance fees apply. For groups larger than 20 people/ 2 tables, a site reservation is needed. Go to parkhere.org or call 408-355-2201 for more details on reservations.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Relax , Scenic
Adv. #271
5
points

1
Stay away from those legs!
Show us your best kick! It can be a karate kick, a dancing kick, whatever kick you like best! Take a video of your kick or snap a photo of your leg held high!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Fitness , Game , Kids , Park , Play , Skills
Adv. #272
5
points

1
Reach, reach, reach for the sky!
Take a video of your team jumping as high as they can for 10 seconds! Even if it is just little jumps, we want to see you reach up, up, up!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Fitness , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Play , Skills
Adv. #273
15
points

1
Create a Triathlon!
Nope, you don't need to swim or cycle, just show us how you do your own triathlon! A triathlon is a multi-step competition with 3 steps that flow into each other with no pause. For example, you can make a triathlon that consists of: sprinting 20 feet, jumping rope 15 times, and bouncing a ball 15 times. Whatever you decide to incorporate into your triathlon, we want to see a video of your team completing it!


Region: Countywide    Topic: All Topics , Fitness , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Play , Run , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #274
10
points

1
Capture Sports Basement!
Take a photo with your team and flag in front of the Sports Basement in Campbell. Points qualify if you purchase their ‘Sports Basement’ brand water bottle for $3.50 and have it in the photo! (You can find these bottles in their Bikes department.)


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bonus , Fitness , Game , Health & Wellness , Kids , Places , Play , Skills , Sports Basement
Adv. #275
5
points

1
Sports Basemenrt Adventure #1
Hold your Sports Basement water bottle (refer to Adv. #274) and team flag up high on the lawn of any County Park!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Fitness , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Sports Basement
Adv. #276
5
points

1
Sports Basement Adventure #2
Hold your Sports Basement water bottle (refer to Adv. #274) and team flag up high in front of a body of water in one of our County Parks!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Sports Basement , Walk/Hike , Water
Adv. #277
5
points

1
Sports Basement Adventure #3
Hold your Sports Basement water bottle (refer to Adv. #274) and flag up high in front of one of our County Park’s information boards.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Sports Basement , Walk/Hike
Adv. #278
5
points

1
Sports Basement Adventure #4
Hold your Sports Basement water bottle (refer to Adv. #274) and flag up high on any of our County Park’s trails.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Play , Sports Basement , Walk/Hike
Adv. #279
25
points

1
Sports Basement BONUS Adventure!
Complete Adventures 274 through 278 for a bonus! Simply re-submit one of your Sports Basement Submissions for points.


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bonus , Game , Kids , Nature , Park , Play , Sports Basement , Walk/Hike
Adv. #280
5
points

1
You've been benched!
Find a park bench or fallen log and snap a photo of your team being “benched.” Stand, sit, lay down, have fun on the bench!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Humor , Kids , Nature , Park , Places , Play , Skills , Walk/Hike
Adv. #281
10
points

1
Dad's Day
This time-sensitive adventure must be completed and submitted on Father's Day (Sunday, June 18th). Take your Dad, or any Dad you know, on an adventure in a Santa Clara County Park. Or, if you are a Dad yourself, take your family on an adventure at one of our Parks!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Game , Health & Wellness , Holiday , June , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Play , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #282
20
points

1
Volunteer at Hellyer's Amazing Race!
Please note: This adventure is also the adventure for Benchmark Challenge #6. The deadline to register to volunteer is 6/3/17. Please visit VolunteerAmazingRace.eventbrite.com for more details and to register.


Region: Hellyer County Park    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Bonus , Events , Game , June , Kids , Park , People , Places , Play , Skills , Time-Sensitive , Volunteer
Adv. #283
10
points

1
Let's Celebrate Those Stars and Stripes!
Show us how you celebrate the Fourth of July! Do you have a BBQ with family? Do you wear patriotic clothes? Show us how you celebrate at one of our County Parks, and please also EXPLAIN in your photo description. Happy Independence Day!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Art/Photo , Bike , Boat , Bonus , Culture , Explore , Game , History , Holiday , July , Kids , Learn , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Time-Sensitive , Walk/Hike
Adv. #284
5
points

2
Let's get wet!
Show us how you play with water in our Santa Clara County Parks! You may use water squirters on the lawns, go boating, go fishing...use your imagination!


Region: Countywide    Topic: ADA , All Topics , Boat , Game , Humor , Kids , Nature , Park , People , Places , Play , Water
Adv. #285
15
points

1
End of Summer Bash
Come to the End of Summer Bash at Vasona's Boat Center on Sunday August 13th for one last hoorah before the game ends! Show us your team participating in any one of the activities; #VasonaBoating on your post and we will enter you into a raffle for your choice of one-hour free boat rental or one sail boat lesson.


Region: Vasona    Topic: ADA , All Topics , August , Birds , Boat , Culture , Events , Explore , Game , Health & Wellness , Play , PlayHere , Scenic , Time-Sensitive , Tour , Water