Playing Along the Park

Guadalupe River Park Conservancy – 20 Years and Going Strong

By Deb Kramer

What a resource! The Guadalupe River Park Conservancy has been around for 20 years and provides the San Jose community with many educational and volunteer events, beautiful open space, and a nature-themed playground for children. Recently, I met with Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Gonzales and Education Coordinator Cindy Moreno about their work and visit the Rotary Playgarden. They do terrific work, and enlist many volunteers to make their projects successful.

Volunteers from Rebuilding Together
install signage. Photo by Deb Kramer.


While at the Rotary Playgarden, I learned that over 51,000 visitors have attended this space since it opened in May 2015. While there, I saw about 40 kids and 10 adults playing on the structures, looking at the various plants with insects, and just enjoying the open space. Definitely worth a visit if you have kids.

Rotary Playgarden in San Jose. Photo by Deb Kramer.

Kids enjoying the slide with sculptures behind them. Photo by Deb Kramer.

A beaver sculpture of grand proportions. Photo by Deb Kramer.

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