Memorial Park Specific Plan

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About the Project

Memorial Park is at the heart of Cupertino - hosting numerous community and civic-focused events. It is the largest and most well-used park in Cupertino. The 22-acre site includes a lawn ideal for family picnics, a gazebo, an amphitheater, a lighted softball field, and six lighted tennis courts. Memorial Park is adjacent to the Cupertino Senior Center, Quinlan Community Center, and Cupertino Sports Center, and the park houses the Cupertino Veterans Memorial which honors local veterans.

The City is working on two immediate renovation projects at the park: removal of the ponds, and technical improvements at the amphitheater. The ponds at the site are in the process of being removed - learn more about this project on the City website. The scope of work at the amphitheater is being defined and will enter the design phase after a public request for qualifications process is initiated. Both projects lead to this planning effort for the future of Memorial Park.

The Memorial Park Specific Plan project aims to improve the facility and determine how to best meet the future recreation, community gathering, event, and green space needs of Cupertino. The Parks and Recreation System Master Plan’s vision for the park highlights the expansion of the civic event space and community hub experiences by providing a unifying focus on the surrounding existing City facilities, and by enhancing natural site features. This Plan will enhance Memorial Park’s unique identity, create a sense of place and grow a unique expression of the Park to achieve a balance between the built and natural environments.

The resulting Memorial Park Specific Plan will further the goals and priorities identified in the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan, including:

  • Restore and preserve natural habitat
  • Maximize shade
  • Develop walkways and bikeways that further connectivity
  • Provide environments that foster social cohesiveness and diverse activities for all ages and abilities
  • Create high-quality recreation experiences
  • Provide sustainable facilities, programs, and services that benefit our economic and ecological health

The Park's Specific Plan will be developed with input from the Community, Commissions, and the City Council. Our team will reach out via online and in-person meetings to get your feedback and comments. Stay tuned for future participation opportunities.


About the Project

Memorial Park is at the heart of Cupertino - hosting numerous community and civic-focused events. It is the largest and most well-used park in Cupertino. The 22-acre site includes a lawn ideal for family picnics, a gazebo, an amphitheater, a lighted softball field, and six lighted tennis courts. Memorial Park is adjacent to the Cupertino Senior Center, Quinlan Community Center, and Cupertino Sports Center, and the park houses the Cupertino Veterans Memorial which honors local veterans.

The City is working on two immediate renovation projects at the park: removal of the ponds, and technical improvements at the amphitheater. The ponds at the site are in the process of being removed - learn more about this project on the City website. The scope of work at the amphitheater is being defined and will enter the design phase after a public request for qualifications process is initiated. Both projects lead to this planning effort for the future of Memorial Park.

The Memorial Park Specific Plan project aims to improve the facility and determine how to best meet the future recreation, community gathering, event, and green space needs of Cupertino. The Parks and Recreation System Master Plan’s vision for the park highlights the expansion of the civic event space and community hub experiences by providing a unifying focus on the surrounding existing City facilities, and by enhancing natural site features. This Plan will enhance Memorial Park’s unique identity, create a sense of place and grow a unique expression of the Park to achieve a balance between the built and natural environments.

The resulting Memorial Park Specific Plan will further the goals and priorities identified in the Parks and Recreation System Master Plan, including:

  • Restore and preserve natural habitat
  • Maximize shade
  • Develop walkways and bikeways that further connectivity
  • Provide environments that foster social cohesiveness and diverse activities for all ages and abilities
  • Create high-quality recreation experiences
  • Provide sustainable facilities, programs, and services that benefit our economic and ecological health

The Park's Specific Plan will be developed with input from the Community, Commissions, and the City Council. Our team will reach out via online and in-person meetings to get your feedback and comments. Stay tuned for future participation opportunities.


  • Upcoming Public Engagement Opportunities

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    Upcoming public engagement opportunities for you to share your Memorial Park ideas.

    • Community Survey – January 25 to February 22
    • Community Webinar – Thursday, February 9 at 7 p.m.
    • Open House – Saturday, February 4 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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