Rotary PlayGarden

Open Fridays through Sundays
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
beginning Saturday, January 23, 2021


We are excited to welcome you back safely in accordance with state and county public health guidelines for outdoor playgrounds. Please review our visitor guidelines to help plan your visit. Follow the PlayGarden on Facebook for the latest updates on park hours and program details.



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.


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Picnic Reservations
Support the PlayGarden


Picnic Reservations


Two seating areas are available for reservation. Proceeds support PlayGarden operations and maintenance. Please note: due to public health guidelines, group reservations are not offered at this time.


Read Frequently Asked Questions


View the Reservation Calendar and Book Online

Available times are displayed in orange; click to select and book your reservation.


Why not PLAY and LEARN at the same time?


Here at Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, we are passionate about educating our youth on a variety of environmental topics. Rotary PlayGarden education programs are hands-on, interactive, and take place in the Amphitheater (unless otherwise noted). Please note: due to public health guidelines, on-site education programs are not offered at this time.


Beginning Environmental Explorers (BEE):

This program is an early introduction into environmental science. Designed for children age 3-6 years old, this FREE, DROP-IN program is taught by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy environmental educators. Topics include: rivers, birds, and more!


Want to join the BEE fun?

Drop-in every Wednesday (English) and Friday (Spanish); rain or shine – no sign-up necessary!

Time: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Location: Rotary PlayGarden Amphitheater.


In inclement weather, the program moves indoors to the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Visitor & Education Center located at 438 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA 95110


Click here for more information (including program restrictions). Want to stay updated on our themes and topics? “Like” us on the Rotary PlayGarden Facebook for the most up-to-date information.


Bench Dedications


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 Former County Supervisor Ken Yeager for being among our first sponsors! You may also support the PlayGarden by making a general donation in any amount.


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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