Maps and Directions

This is a very long park with many features, and thus is difficult to map.  Below are several maps of different areas.  If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact us.

 

Guadalupe River Trail, Montague to Alviso

(.pdf file, .8 MB)

 

 

 

Guadalupe River Trail, HWY 880 to Montague

(.pdf file, .7 MB)

 

 

Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Walking Map

(.pdf file, 1.5 MB, prints on legal size paper)
This handy brochure and pocket map packs a surprising amount of information into a small package. You can print from the .pdf file above or stop by to pick one up.

 

 

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden

(.gif file, should open in your web browser)
This rather simple map gets the job done, if you are looking for a certain rose and know it’s location, this map will get you to the right section, and then the numbering system is a snap to follow…For more info about the Rose Garden, click here.

 

 

The Historic Orchard

(.pdf file, 99KB)

This map show which trees are where. For more info on the orchard, click here.

 

 

Landmark Map

(.pdf file, 99KB)

The City of San Jose trail team put this map together to show how the GRP links up larger outside landmarks.

 

 

 

 

Directions

The Guadalupe River Park & Gardens is an enormous regional park, so if you know how to get to one part of it, you may not know how to get to another. The following will explain how to get to some key points.  Public transportation serves many of these key locations. Here are some useful links:

 

www.transit.511.org
San Jose Bike Map
San Jose Trail Map
www.vta.org
www.caltrain.com

 

The Visitor & Education Center and Rotary PlayGarden

The Rotary PlayGarden is located adjacent to the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor & Education Center and Conservancy office at 438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110. 408-298-7657.

  • From Southbound 101, take HW 87 South. Take the Taylor Street exit. Turn RIGHT on Taylor Street. Turn LEFT on Coleman Avenue. Turn LEFT into our facility at the Autumn Pkwy intersection. Go straight towards the Rotary PlayGarden, or hang a right to park closer to the Visitor Center.
  • From 280, take HW 87 North. Take the Julian Street exit. Turn RIGHT on Julian and then LEFT on Market Street. Market changes names to Coleman Avenue. Turn RIGHT at the light at Autumn Pkwy and go straight towards the Rotary PlayGarden, or hang a right to park closer to the Visitor Center.
  • From 880, take the Coleman Avenue exit heading South towards downtown. After approximately one mile, turn LEFT at the light at Autumn Pkwy and go straight towards the Rotary PlayGarden, or hang a right to park closer to the Visitor Center.

This area is served by VTA Bus Lines 61, & 62, please call VTA for more information: (408) 321-2300. The nearest Light Rail stops are St. James Street and Japantown/Ayer.

 

 

The San Jose Heritage Rose Garden, Historic Orchard, and Courtyard Garden

This area of the park is located between Coleman Ave. and HW 87 just South of the Mineta San Jose International Airport and HW 880. For parking, please use 412 Seymour Street, or refer to the directions to the Seymour Street Parking Lot below.

 

 

The Seymour Street Parking Lot

This parking lot provides convenient parking in the heart of Guadalupe Gardens, but to get here you’ll have to take a few obscure side streets.

  • From 280 take HW 87 (Guadalupe Expressway) North. Take the Taylor Street exit and head WEST (Left), turn LEFT on Walnut St., then LEFT on Seymour St. and start looking for parking. You are there!
  • From 880, take the Coleman Street exit heading South. Turn LEFT on Taylor St., turn RIGHT on Walnut St. and then LEFT on Seymour St. and start looking for parking. You are there!
  • From Southbound 101, take HW 87 South. Turn RIGHT (WEST) on Taylor, Turn LEFT on Walnut St., then LEFT on Seymour St. and start looking for parking. You are there!
  • From Downtown San Jose, take Market Street North, it will seamlessly turn into Coleman Avenue as you pass under HW 87. Before the Taylor Street intersection you’ll see a small side street call Seymour, turn RIGHT on Seymour, cross Walnut Street and start looking for parking. You are there!

This area is served by VTA Bus Lines 61 & 62, please call VTA for more information: (408) 321-2300. The nearest Light Rail stop is Civic Center Station.

 

 

Arena Green and the Children’s Carousel

This is the easiest part of the park to get to since it is located right next to a huge landmark, the San Jose Arena. It is located at the intersection of Santa Clara Street and Autumn Street, and all you have to do to get there is get to downtown San Jose and then follow the signs to the Arena.  This area is served by VTA Bus Lines 22, 522, 64, 63, 65, 181, HW 17, light rail, and 68, please call VTA for more information: (408) 321-2300. The nearest Light Rail stop is the San Fernando Station. The Diridon Train Station is also nearby. Note: The Carousel is currently not in service.

 

 

Discovery Meadow

This area is located just North of the Children’s Discover Museum at 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110-2722. Its major cross street is San Carlos Street.

  • From Southbound 101, take HW 87 (Guadalupe Expressway) South. Take the Park Avenue exit. Turn LEFT on Park Ave. Turn RIGHT on Woz Way.
  • From 280, take HW 87 (Guadalupe Expressway) North. Take the San Carlos Street exit. Turn RIGHT on San Carlos and then RIGHT on Woz Way.

This area is served by VTA Bus Lines 23 and 81, please call VTA for more information: (408) 321-2300. The nearest Light Rail stop is the Children’s Discovery Museum Station.

 

 

Guadalupe Community Gardens

This area of Guadalupe Gardens is located between Coleman Avenue and HW 87 just South of the Mineta San Jose International Airport and HW 880. There is no street address, but you can use the corner of Walnut and Asbury, San Jose, CA to get directions or maps on the Internet.

  • From 280 take HW 87 (Guadalupe Expressway) North. Take the Taylor Street exit and head WEST (Left) Turn RIGHT on Walnut and start looking for parking. You are there!
  • From 880, take the Coleman Street exit heading South. Turn LEFT on Asbury and then turn RIGHT on Walnut.
  • From Southbound 101, take HW 87 South. Turn RIGHT (WEST) on Taylor, then Right on Asbury and look for street parking.
  • From Northbound 101, take 280 North, then HW 87 (Guadalupe Expressway) North. Take the Taylor Street exit and head WEST (Left) Turn RIGHT on Walnut and start looking for parking. You are there!

This area is served by VTA Bus Lines 61 & 62, please call VTA for more information: (408) 321-2300. The nearest Light Rail stop is Civic Center Station.

This is our office! 438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110. 408-298-7657. This is NOT the Ranger Station on Santa Clara Street that is shaped strangely and hangs out over the river.
•    From Southbound 101, take HW 87 South. Take the Taylor Street exit. Turn RIGHT on Taylor Street. Turn LEFT on Coleman Avenue. Turn LEFT at the Autumn Street light and go straight towards the Rotary Children’s Playgarden, or hang a right to park closer to the Visitor Center.
•    From 280, take HW 87 North. Take the Julian Street exit. Turn RIGHT on Julian and then LEFT on Market Street. As you pass under HW 87, Market Street changes names to Coleman Avenue. Turn RIGHT at the light at Autumn and go straight towards the Rotary Children’s Playgarden, or hang a right to park closer to the Visitor Center.
•    From 880, take the Coleman Street exit heading South towards downtown. After approximately one mile, turn LEFT at Autumn Street light and go straight towards the Rotary Children’s Playgarden, or hang a right to park closer to the Visitor Center.
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