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.

Adopt a Rose for Valentine's Day!

Our Adopt a Rose program in the Heritage Rose Garden allows individuals to adopt a rose for a loved one, and provides for a plaque to be placed in front of the rose with a personal inscription from the donor. You can adopt a rose at any time of the year with special promotions during Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Payment can be complete online, over the phone, or via check.

Please call us at 408-298-7657 or email us at with any questions.

Visitor Center Updates

Our Visitor Center is getting an update! These improvements help to make our space more accessible and welcoming to all visitors. Stop by 438 Coleman Avenue to see the new additions to our lobby, front yard, and back yard.

Rotary PlayGarden Expansion

Seven years after children first crossed through its green gates, the Rotary PlayGarden is expanding! 

We are so excited to bring even more inclusive play structures and fun amenities for all children to enjoy in the River Park.

Support the 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.