Supporting San Jose Parks, Trails, and Recreation Programs
Dave Fadness was a dedicated, passionate volunteer who was omni-present in SanJose parks. He did whatever was asked of him and went beyond the call of duty. His friends and admirers are working with San Jose Parks Foundation to create a memorial bench. Your contributions help make this happen.
Friends of Butcher Dog Park. Volunteers, friends, patrons, dogs and their owners, working to keep the dog park safe, clean, and enjoyable for all. Butcher Dog Park is located on Camden Ave. in San Jose, CA 95122
A coalition of neighborhoood groups, local businesses, nonpropfit organizations, historic preservationsists, community activists, and others have formed around the idea of restoring St. James Park to its former statyus as a showcase park for San Jose. This fund is designed to help cover the costs of planning for the future and of taking some of the small steps needed to move this restoration forward.
We are launching another new playground build at Sherman Oaks Elementary School - located at the Corner of Fruitvale and Leigh. Spearheaded by Ramona Snyder, this will bring a vital new playground to a community that needs one.
Buena Vista Park exists already. It is a small park in a community that values it highly. The Buena Vista Neighborhood Association has worked with the City of San Jose to expand the park on an adjacent lot. Your contribution will help the community develop this new lot and assist in creating long-term care for the entire park.
The Martin Fontana Parks Association is a neighborhood based association formed to work with PG&E to manage the trees and future planting in TJ Martin and Jeffrey Fontana parks. Several of the original trees have been cut down to accommodate PG&E wires overhead. MFPAvolunteers work hard to preserve as many trees as possible and to replace the ones are cut down.
The soccer bowl at Watson Park has long been a very sepcial place for soccer. Umberto Abronzino was the person most responsible for bringing the sport to San Jose and Santa Clara Valley. A coalition of soccer groups are raising funds to build a Field House at Watson Park to be named for this great champion of soccer.
The VEP Parks Fund is a special partnership designed to fund activities and general care foe the VEP parks.
VEP is an all-volunteer organization of dedicated neighbors working to improve their neighborhoods; VEP is a community “homeowner’s association that covers these three parks:
V = Vistapark;
E = Encore (and Echo Valley); and
P = Parkview Valley.
The Santa Teresa Bernal Neighborhood Association was formed in 2010 to unite the neighborhoods south of Santa Teresa Boulevard bounded by Cottle Road to the West and Bernal Road to the East. The association meets monthly in the Santa Teresa library and focuses on neighborhood beautification and safety issues. The association is park-deficient and focuses on connectivity to surrounding parks via Albertson Parkway, namely Hitachi Park (and eventually Coyote Creek) to the North and Santa Teresa County Park via the Coyote-Alamitos canal trail to the South.
One of the key components of maintaining a vibrant, beautiful Parks system is tom have volunteers help with a variety of tasks, from pruning roses to clearing brush to repairing benches and picnic tables and much more. Throughout the year, Mollie Tobias leads this effort for PRNS. We support this effort in every way, including raising funds to help cover the costs of tools, supplies, and all elements related to being able to provide volunteer services.
This unique park is being given significant beautification by the planting of rose trees by park neighbors. You may contribute any amount to this fund. Planting began in May, 2012.
Terry Reilly and Beverly Rose Hopper, along with a dedicated volunteers or the Friends of the Municipal Rose Garden have restored this great community treasure to a place of prominence that it has not known for decades. Rated as America's Best Rose Garden by a national Organization in 2010, it is a wonder to behold. Donate to help keep the Municipal Rose Garden as a jewel of San Jose's Parks system.
Direct Funding of Programs Supported by SJ Parks Foundation
San Jose Parks Foundation invites you to direct your funding to one of the programs that the foundation supports. By selecting a program to fund, you are able to provide direct funding in support of a program or service that you value.
San Jose Parks Foundation support for these programs is based on direct knowledge and partnership with each of them.
Please review the programs on this page and select as you choose. You may fund any of these programs, and may do so multiple times, but you may only choose one at a time.
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition is a non-profit group focused on the preservation of Los Gatos Creek and Guadalupe River. Activities to include creek cleanups, habitat restoration and reviving the Salmon and Steelhead populations with supported, scientific data. Click here to donate directly to SBCCC
Save Our Trails is an organization dedicated to preserving the trails we have in San Jose and Silcion Valley, and expanding this vital network of trails whenever possible. San Jose Parks Foundation is proud to serve as Fiscal Agent for Save Our Trails.
San Jose Parks Foundation has relationshsips with several community groups to help them raise funds through our services as a Fiscal Agent.
You and your group concentrate on the project. San Jose Parks Foundation takes care of the IRS Tax-deductibility and the banking.