Welcome to the Rotary Play Garden

Open Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

We are excited to welcome you back safely in accordance with state and county public health guidelines for outdoor playgrounds. Please review our guidelines to help plan your visit.

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 disabilities to play alongside their siblings and friends. This unique playground is maintained by Guadalupe River Park Conservancy staff and volunteers, in-kind donations, and fee-for-service contracts.

Picnic Reservations

The Rotary PlayGarden offers two reservable picnic sites for two hours at $125 each.

Amphitheater (accommodates 20 guests)

Picnic Celebration area (accommodates 35 guests)

Birthday Party Packages

Come celebrate your special day with us!

Want to spruce up your birthday celebration to make it full of learning AND fun? Our birthday packages are just for you! Show your special PlayGardener a great time with an undoubtedly unique experience.

Here’s what you can expect:

1.5 hour engaging education program with one of our knowledgeable (and fun) environmental educators

15 minute break to use the restroom, gather materials, etc. THEN

2 hour picnic reservation at the Rotary PlayGarden

PlayGarden Rules

Please help us keep the PlayGarden a clean and safe place to play by education yourself on and following the rules (enter) Due to our location in the flight path of the San Jose International Airport:

  • No kites
  • No balloons
  • No drones
  • No inflatables (including bounce houses)

Balloons are prohibited due to the PlayGarden’s location in the flight path of the airport, as well as in the interest of minimizing litter, protecting wildlife, and in consideration of guests with allergies to latex.

For general safety and comfort of all in the park:

  • No open flames (including barbecues and fuel canisters)
  • No BBQs
  • No dogs or other pets (aside from service animals according to ADA guidelines)
  • No glass
  • No alcohol
  • No smoking
  • No pop-up canopies

For safety on the uneven surfacing, and ease of park maintenance:

  • No skateboards, scooters, inline skates, or roller skates
  • No high heels
  • No cleats
  • No walking on the fescue (long grass) at the park entrance – manicured grass in PlayGarden is available for use!

For the protection of our local wildlife, and to help keep the PlayGarden clean:

  • No confetti
  • No chalk
  • No paint
  • No piñatas