After successfully completing six park projects as well as renovations for the Senior Center Fitness Center, Community Recreation Center patio, and Henry Schmidt Park building, the City of Santa Clara is ready to offer more than 100 activities for residents and members of neighboring communities for the 2021 fall season. Keep reading for registration information, important dates, and a sample of some of the many exciting activities available to every age group – starting at just one month old.
Online registration for the city’s residents began July 27, and registration for non-residents opens on Thursday, July 29 at 12:01 a.m. Visit SantaClaraCA.gov/ActiveNet to register. Classes can be added to a wish list and then moved over to the cart once registration is available to complete the enrollment process. Programs begin on Monday, August 23.
For ages five and below:
The City of Santa Clara offers a variety of activities for young children within the areas of dance, gymnastics, enrichment, music, sports, and a specialized offering for the holiday season. Register your child for the Learn and Explore program to give them the unique opportunity to learn and socialize within a safe and caring environment through activities like crafts, music, and outdoor play. For the budding musician, try the Bilingual Chinese and English Music Class, where your child can simultaneously explore music and learn Chinese through a variety of creative and music-based exercises.
For youth and teens:
Activities for youth and teens are available in the categories of dance, enrichment, gymnastics, music, theater, sports, swimming, and holiday. The Thanksgiving Horse Camp offers animal-lovers the chance to spend two days interacting with horses, including learning about grooming, horse psychology, and how to ride. Computer whizzes have tons of options to explore their interests in the areas of machine learning, app development, Python and Scratch coding, game design, programming, web design, and data science – all in the virtual classroom. Lastly, the Nutcracker production is back again – this time in person. Performances in December will showcase the talent of three different casts, available to all between the ages of four and 18.
Adult activities include the creative arts, dance, fitness, music, and sports. Stay fit with Mat Pilates or the Pilates Fusion Workout, or find your inner yogi with the Flow Yoga and Yoga and Meditation classes. For those who have always wanted to learn guitar, or even those who know how to play but want to refine their technique in a small group setting, try the Guitar class, offered at both Beginning and Intermediate levels.
For adults 50+:
Adults ages 50 and up can visit the newly-renovated Senior Center for a variety of aquatics and fitness classes, including Indoor Group Cycling, Small Group Fitness Training and four levels of Tai Chi. In addition, the Senior Center will be open Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. starting on August 2 for seniors to take advantage of the new services and activities available including the Senior Nutrition Program, Health & Wellness Program, and more.
Visit SantaClaraCA.gov/ActiveNet to explore and take advantage of these special fall activity offerings, or visit community center pages directly at