Special Update

Saturday, April 23, 2011
10 AM - 3 PM

Guadalupe Gardens
Between Coleman Avenue and Taylor Street

5K Fun Run – 9 am
Festival 10 am – 3 pm
Community Garden Phase 2 Opening – 10:30 am
Orchard Egg Hunt – Noon and 2 pm


Farewell Lucy, Welcome Emily

Longtime Volunteer Coordinator Lucy Perez is moving to North Carolina. She joined the staff of the then Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Corporation in November 1999 and has developed an outstanding volunteer program. Last year, she coordinated 11,589 hours – the equivalent of 5.5 full-time employees! It’s hard to imagine the park or GRPC without Lucy. We will miss her friendly demeanor, great organizational skills, and ability to throw a party!

While Lucy is one of a kind, we have hired Emily Creegan as our new volunteer coordinator. Emily earned a degree in environmental sciences from Humboldt State University and recently served for a year as an AmeriCorps member in Tulare County. We had many qualified applicants, but Emily’s experience coordinating volunteers for river cleanups gave her the edge.

You can say goodbye to Lucy or meet Emily at Spring in Guadalupe Gardens.


Adopt-a-Rose for Mother's Day

Give your mother something unique, personal, and truly meaningful this Mother’s Day. Adopt a rose in the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden and present your mother with a very attractive gift package! Click here to learn more...


Guadalupe Community Garden Expansion

Built with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, Phase 2 brings 45 additional plots to Guadalupe Community Garden – all spoken for! We greatly appreciate the folks at South Bay Water Recycling for being champions of this project.

Upcoming Events ~ Kids

Waste Champions
Friday, April 22nd
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Ages 5 to 10
$10/members, $15/non-members

Do you know what your garbage can grow? Join the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy on Earth Day 2011 for a fun-filled afternoon of putting waste in its place. Play the waste sorting game where you will identify what goes into the landfill and what can be recycled or composted. Then, learn all about composting and create your own compost bin from recycled materials to take home. Make every day Earth Day at the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy!


Hug-a-Tree and Survive
Special Home School Class
Wednesday, May 4th
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ages 5 to 10

Inspired by the search for a nine-year old boy in 1981 in Southern California, the Hug-a-Tree and Survive program was developed to educate children about a few of the most basic and vital outdoor survival principles. This program is designed for children between the ages of 7 to 11 years, but the entire family can benefit from this fun and interactive class. The workshop will be led by San Jose Park Rangers and involves a video presentation followed by practical demonstrations. Over the last 25 years, many children have survived being lost in parks and other outdoor settings because of their experience with the Hug-a-Tree and Survive Program. If your family hikes, camps, fishes or otherwise uses the outdoors please consider attending!
OESP Theme: Outdoor survival skills for junior environmental scientists.
Note: Parents or guardians are invited to attend Hug-a-Tree and Survive with their children. This is the only homeschool class that parents are allowed to attend. All other classes are drop-off only.



Upcoming Events ~ Adults

Composting Classes
Wednesdays, June 1, July 6, August 3
6 to 8 pm

Start from the beginning and learn nature’s way of recycling in a free composting class. Join various Master Composters for a workshop covering items such as what can be composted, the different composting methods available (including worm composting), and what to do with the finished compost. The Wriggly Ranch worm bin and the Bio Stack compost bin will be available for sale before and after this workshop.


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438 Coleman Avenue
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 298-7657
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