San Carlos Parks & Recreation


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Holiday Workshop

Activity Shifts Start End
Crafting Elves 1 12/10/2022 12/10/2022
Event Setup 1 12/10/2022 12/10/2022
Gift Wrap Elves 1 12/10/2022 12/10/2022
Refreshment Elves 0 12/10/2022 12/10/2022

Holly Jolly Luncheon

Activity Shifts Start End
Event setup, cleanup, and service! 11:00 am. to 2:30 p.m. 1 12/12/2022 12/12/2022

Night of Holiday Lights

12th Annual Night of Holiday Lights!

Join us downtown on Friday, December 2nd.

Festivities will take place on Laurel Street, from San Carlos Avenue to Cherry Street, with the main stage located on Cherry Street.

This free community event features:

  • Family Fun and Kids’ Activities
  • Carolers
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Hot Chocolate and Holiday Goodies
  • Holiday Show, Festive Lights, and Snow
  • Musical performances!
Activity Shifts Start End
Cleanup Crew (During), 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. 1 12/2/2022 12/2/2022
Post-Event Cleanup, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. 1 12/2/2022 12/2/2022
Pre-Event Setup, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. 1 12/2/2022 12/2/2022
Stage Setup & Decorations 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. 1 12/2/2022 12/2/2022
Youth Activities 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Youth Advisory Council and Key Club, 20+ Volunteers) 1 12/2/2022 12/2/2022
Youth Activities 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (Youth Advisory Council and Key Club, 20+ Volunteers) 1 12/2/2022 12/2/2022

Mission Statement

MISSION The City of San Carlos provides high-quality services and facilities to its residents in an equitable, sustainable, transparent, responsive, and friendly manner to foster an inclusive, safe, and healthy community now and in the future.

VISION The City of San Carlos will continue to lead with confidence into the future as a desirable, vibrant, equitable, inclusive, and business friendly community, admired by all as a great place to live, learn, work, and play.

CORE VALUES Not in priority order

  • Fostering a safe, diverse, welcoming, and engaged community that recognizes the importance of social equity
  • Ensuring fiscal responsibility and the sustainability of San Carlos’ resources, infrastructure, and social/cultural environment
  • Proactively protecting our physical environment from the threats of climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Recognizing the needs and challenges of the community and promoting its well-being
  • Demonstrating high ethical and professional standards, including high quality customer service
  • Leading and managing effectively by engaging the community, thinking strategically, remaining proactive, and planning for the future
  • Supporting the well-being of employees, investing in their development, and aligning staffing and resources with the demand for City services