The Park

 

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

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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River Clean Up

Join Guadalupe River Park Conservancy for a day of environmental stewardship as we remove debris from the river channel before rain carries it t...

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Classes

Summer Gardening

Join us and Gardening Instructor Sherri Bohan for a wonderful Summer Gardening workshop! Expand your current knowledge about gardening to create ...

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Discover Companion Planting

Companion planting is an ancient form of gardening. This technique has cultural and ecological significance dating back to the first civilizati...

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Starting From Seed

Join us and Master Gardener Karen Schaffer to learn how to grow your own vegetables and flowers from seeds. Workshop will discuss what seeds need...

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All About Tomatoes

Delicious home grown tomatoes are America’s favorite summer vegetable. Join us and Gardening Instructor Sherri Bohan for this informative cla...

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