The Community Services Department is responsible for the programming and operation of the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts; for the continued development and operation of commercial and recreational activities at the City’s 750-acre Shoreline At Mountain View Regional Recreation Area and Wildlife Refuge; for the maintenance and operation of Shoreline Golf Links and of Stevens Creek Trail; for the maintenance of City-owned parks, roadway landscaping, and street trees; and for delivery of recreation programs and services that make Mountain View a better place to live now and in the future.
To create community through people, parks, and programs; provide recreational experiences; promote health and wellness; foster human development: protect environmental and open space resources; strengthen security and safety; support economic growth; facilitate community problem solving; and strengthen community image and sense of place.
Community Services Director Biography
John Marchant was appointed Director of the Community Services Department in August 2019 and has been with the City for over 20 years. During his tenure, John has held several positions throughout the Department and most recently served as the Assistant Community Services Director. John graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management from San Jose State University. He is a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) through the National Recreation and Park Association. John is also an active member of the California Parks and Recreation Society as well as the National Recreation and Park Association.
The Department is comprised of five divisions:
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