Rotary PlayGarden

Open Tuesday – Sunday 10 am to 4 pm


Inclement weather closes the park. Please follow us on Facebook for updates on park hours and programs.


The Rotary PlayGarden, the Rotary Club of San Jose’s centennial gift to our community, opened in May 2015. The $6 million PlayGarden enables children with special needs to play alongside their siblings and friends and is maintained by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy staff and volunteers, in-kind donations, and fee-for-service contracts.


The PlayGarden is closed Mondays for maintenance.


Quick Links:
Adopt a Bench
Adventure Packs
Picnic Reservations

Park Rules:

  • Have fun!
  • No dogs
  • No bikes
  • No skateboards, scooters, inline skates, roller skates
  • No BBQs or open flames
  • Help keep the PlayGarden clean and safe. Please refer to posted signage for a complete list of permitted and prohibited items.


We Are Hiring!


Rotary PlayGarden Attendant

Join our dynamic team!


The Rotary PlayGarden is one of the few public parks in Santa Clara County where children with special needs can play on the playground equipment alongside their families and friends without disabilities. Be part of this magical place by joining the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy as a Rotary PlayGarden Attendant!  The RPG Attendant performs daily maintenance and interacts with park patrons.


This is a part-time position and the hourly pay is $12-15 depending on experience.

Please send your resume or any questions to


Picnic Reservations


Two seating areas are available for reservation. Proceeds support PlayGarden operations and maintenance.


Frequently Asked Questions


Click here to view the Reservation Calendar

Select “Picnic” as Type in the right-hand corner. Available times are displayed in orange; click to select and book your reservation.


Adventure Packs




Just provide a photo ID with an address and you can check out an Adventure Pack from the Rotary PlayGarden attendant at no charge! Adventure Packs have a GPS unit, a bug catcher, two pairs of binoculars, a magnifying glass, and several bug and animal ID guides. Follow a pre-set tour or pick any of the Points of Interest that are pre-loaded on the GPS unit. Packs can be checked out Tuesday through Sunday at any time from 10am to one-and-a-half hours before the park closes and must be returned the same day they are borrowed. Adventure Packs are provided by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy with many thanks to the Lennox Foundation for underwriting this free family activity!


Adventure Packs are available from Guadalupe River Park Conservancy at the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Visitor and Education Center (438 Coleman) on Mondays when the PlayGarden is closed. The only difference is that the packs need to be returned by 4:30 pm.


Donation to support the PlayGarden’s maintenance and programming


Enter Amount: $

For recurring gifts, $5/month minimum please
Matching Gift — Let us know if you work for a company that has a matching gift program and you’d be willing to submit a request. If you aren’t sure, you can write a comment…we might know. You can also leave this field blank…it is not required.


Bench donation to support the PlayGarden’s maintenance and programming


One of the ways we are raising money for the maintenance and programming of Rotary PlayGarden is through bench dedications. For a tax-deductible donation of $5,000 (small bench) or $10,000 (large), the donor’s name or dedication stays on the bench for five years. We appreciate County Supervisor Ken Yeager for being among our first sponsors! Please share this with anyone who might be interested in preserving a clean, safe place to play for all.



Bench Order Form



Annual Installment Option — You can opt to pay in a single lump payment or in annual installments over five years. To pay in installments, select the installment option from the bench drop-down menu AND the Five Annual Installments option from the menu below Quantity.


Inscription — Let us know what your plaque should say. You can use the photo above as a rough guide of how many characters you can use.




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