Rotary PlayGarden

The Rotary PlayGarden is closed until further notice per COVID-19 public health regulations. Please follow us on Facebook for updates on park closures, 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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Park Rules
Picnic Reservations
Support the PlayGarden


Picnic Reservations


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


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).


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.


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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