Come explore

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 & Gardens not only serve to preserve the natural ecology, they offer residents and visitors a multitude of ways to engage, relax, discover and enjoy the area.

Here, you can ride, walk, run, or skate 2.6 miles of trails. You can enjoy the public art, attend a festival, romp in the Rotary PlayGarden, or simply watch the wildlife and river flow. Take time to stop and smell the roses – there are 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, or cultivate your own plot in the Guadalupe Community Garden. Don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center to sign up for a class, pick up a map, and check out our local wildlife displays.

Support Your River Park

Thank you for your support of the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy and our work to further the active-use and development of the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens.

As one of Silicon Valley’s unique natural and civic resources, we hope you consider donating to empower our work to reconnect and restore our civic greenway and uplift our local communities through the power of parks.

Read what we’ve been up to in the River Park & Gardens on Our Initiatives page.

Environmental Education for Homeschoolers

Our engaging Community Homeschool Investigators of the River Park (CHIRP) is a drop-off academic program which provides an interactive, outdoor environmental education utilizing the Guadalupe River Park & Gardens as tools to teach exciting environmental themes. Our students build a community with one another by working together on experiments, observations, and hands-on activities.