River Park & Gardens

 

Guadalupe River Park is a three-mile ribbon of park land that runs along the banks of the Guadalupe River in the heart of downtown San Jose from Highway 880 at the north, to Highway 280 at the south. It is a resource of regional importance to the people of Santa Clara County and the Bay Area. It is composed of many different areas, all of which are summarized and linked to below.

 

IT’S YOUR PARK, GET INTO IT.

 

In the dense urban environment of downtown San Jose, the trails, parks and plazas of the Guadalupe River Park and Gardens not only serve to enjoy and preserve natural ecology, they offer residents and visitors a multitude of ways to recreate, relax, discover and enjoy.

 

Ride, walk run or skate 2.6 miles of trails. Enjoy the public art. Attend a festival, watch the birds, or romp in a playground. Stop and smell the roses, there’s 3,700 varieties to choose from in the Heritage Rose Garden. See the fruit trees that put this valley on the map in the Historic Orchard. Explore the latest in drought tolerant landscaping in the Courtyard Garden. Or cultivate your own plot in the Guadalupe Community Garden. Take a rest at one of the seven Sister City seating areas to simply watch the river flow. Don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center to sign up for a class or pick up a map.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest Events

Monthly River Clean-Up

Help preserve a portion of the Guadalupe River by helping us collect loose litter found in the river bed brought in by the recent weather. We are l...

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Historic Orchard Monthly Work Day

Help preserve a portion of the old Santa Clara Valley when orchards stretched across the valley floor. We are looking for volunteers to help ma...

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Window on the River Park

Our annual fundraiser takes place every June and offers local business leaders an opportunity to mingle with elected officials and park support...

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Classes

Tomatoes, Peppers, and More!

Join us Master Gardener Liz Calhoon for an exciting day of learning how to grow your own vegetables and flowers from seeds. more

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Sustainable Vegetable Gardening

Did you know that our Mediterranean climate is perfect for year-round gardens?  Join the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and Master Garde...

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Rose Pruning Classes

Every Wednesday and Saturday through the end of February. Hands-on rose pruning lessons are being offered at the San Jose Heritage Rose Garden eve...

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Greywater Basics: Reusing Household Water In Your Landscape!

Explore the basics of how to safely and easily reuse your laundry, sink or shower water in your home garden. more.

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