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Guadalupe Gardens Development

Thanks to Open Space Authority Measure Q grant funds and support from dedicated volunteers with Rebuilding Together and Habitat for Humanity, the Guadalupe Gardens land north of Columbus Park is getting new definition with split-rail fencing, signage, and California poppies. Follow our progress over the summer along the Coleman, Hedding, and Asbury St. borders.

Summer Interns

We're hosting two summer interns from the Santa Clara County Intern & Earn program during June and July. Freddie (left) and Alex (right) are learning about education and nonprofit operations in preparation for their "Intern Take Over" at the end of the summer. Check our Facebook for more details about their event!

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Volunteer Corner

A spirited group from Accuray joined us for seasonal upkeep in the Heritage Rose Garden.

A hearty thanks to all the volunteer groups that toiled to make GRPG a more beautiful place this past May:

The Harker School
Homestead High School, National Honor Society
Hope Services
Lynbrook CSF
Mission Bay
Morgan Autism Center
National Charity League, Almaden & Willow Rose Chapters
Pioneer High School
San Jose State University, Alpha Phi Omega & Gamma Beta
Santa Clara University
South Bay Heritage Rose Group
UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
Valley Christian High School

And that is only the groups! We also appreciate the scores of individuals who come out weekly to make a difference. We logged 822 volunteer hours in May.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

  • Guadalupe Gardens Community Cleanup Day
    Tues. July 16th, 9:00 am - Noon. Drop-ins welcome. Meet at 8:45 am at the Guadalupe Community Garden (corner of Asbury & Walnut St.).

  • Heritage Rose Garden Workdays
    Weds. and Sats. 8:30-11:30 am. More info.
  • Historic Orchard Workday
    Sat. August 3rd, 8:30-11:30 am. Sign up.
  • Water Festival Support
    Help support our annual watershed education festival for 300+ students. Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 16 & 17. Additional pre-event support needed 1-2 weeks prior. Contact Sarah if interested.


So many ways to give:
Adopt A Rose, General Donations,
Rotary PlayGarden,
The Donor Walkway, Memberships,
Endowment, Critter Donations

Upcoming Events

Guadalupe Gardens Community Cleanup Day

Tuesday, July 16th
9:00 am to Noon
Drop-in Volunteers Welcome

Join us, Councilmember Raul Peralez and staff, and local businesses for a community cleanup day in Guadalupe Gardens. Meet at 8:45 am at the Guadalupe Community Garden (corner of Asbury & Walnut St.) and look for the big, green volunteer truck and tool trailer. Please wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or cloth shoes) and bring a full water bottle, hat, and sunscreen.

Camp Guadalupe

Tuesdays & Thursdays through August 15th

Why should fun and learning stop during Summer?

Camp Guadalupe is a drop-in camp that provides participants with an educational, affordable, and engaging way to enjoy Summer months. Each program is deliberately designed to support the development of our students. Programs take place outside, weather permitting, and we use natural phenomena to drive student learning.

Register here.

Stream Maintenance Closures on Lower Guadalupe River Trail

Beginning Monday, July 15th through September

The Lower Guadalupe River Trail between Trimble Rd. and Montague Expwy. will be subject to periodic closures beginning July 15th through September as Valley Water conducts sediment removal. The west bank (gravel) trail will remain open.

More information here.

Beginning Bird Tour

Saturday morning, August 17th

Save the Date! Discover the world of birds with our expert Guadalupe Guide, Carter! Learn how to identify different migratory and native species, use binoculars, and scout out birds. Fun for the whole family! Pre-registration is required and will open soon.

Learn more about programs for adults & families.

Pumpkins in the Park

Saturday, October 12th
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Discovery Meadow

Save the date! Our 24th annual, family-friendly harvest festival returns to Discovery Meadow on October 12th.

Giant Pumpkin Patch
Costume Parade
Carnival Games
Great Food
Fresh Apple Cider
Guadalupe River Education
Children's Concert
and more!

Interested in participating as a vendor, sponsor, contributor, or volunteer?

More information here.


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