Supporting San Jose Parks, Trails, and Recreation Programs
Even as San Jose Parks Foundation was launching its basic operations, pressing issues forced immediate response from the foundation and our community partners.
On this page you will find stories of San Jose Parks Foundation's ongoing activities and achievements.
PG&E has provided a grant of $5,500 to San Jose Parks Foundation to support the foundation's Community Park Development Program.
This program is one in which citizens are involved in a variety of activities that help develop San Jose City Parks, including planting, general caretaking, and beautification in partnership with the City of San Jose .
San Jose Parks Foundation has an ongoing Community Park Development Project with the Martin-Fontana Parks Association and PG&E. This grant will include an allocation to Martin-Fontana Parks Association.
Quick action by San Jose City Councilmember Nancy Pyle has saved a well-loved program at San Jose's uniquely beautiful Lake Almaden Park.
The City was reluctantly planning to close several swim centers, including the program at Lake Almaden, the only swim program in a natural setting.
Councilmember Pyle offered to cover half of the $70,000 needed to preserve the program if the community could raise the rest. Thanks to the generosity of many citizens and businesses, the additional funds have been raised.
San Jose Parks Foundation was able to play a small part in this successful action. For more on the story -
In case you didn't read about it in the paper, San Jose Rose Garden, one of San Jose's most beautiful
public parks, has been named America's Best by a prestigious national organization, America Rose
What make the story remarkable is that several years ago this wonderful community asset had fallen into
disrepair, but was rescued by volunteers.
Terry Reilly and Beverly Rose Hopper co-founded the Friends of the San Jose Rose Garden and have now achieved well-deserved national recognition for their efforts and the great work of hundreds of volunteers.
To learn more about this great achievement –
Thanks to citizen input, and the outpouring of support from Friends of Family Camp, the San Jose City Council, led by Councilmember Nancy Pyle, decided to keep the camp open.
San Jose Parks Foundation fully supports this effort and is stepping up to do some fundraising. The Family Camp Fund is now seeking donations to deal with current and future needs of the camp. Get more information or make a donation.
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