Beauty in conservation
The idea for the Park was born in the 1960s when the city began to consider flood protection along the Guadalupe River. The plan soon grew to include parks and gardens within the project. The first garden was completed in 1990. Today, the Guadalupe Conservancy envelopes a variety of gardens, trails, event sites, public art and the list continues to grow.
Children will love the colorful Tot Lot and the Rotary Play Garden. The volunteer-maintained San Jose Heritage Rose Garden boasts 2600 varieties of roses and is unique in all of the Western Hemisphere. The inventive Courtyard Garden and Rock Gardens exhibit unique landscaping which uses only recycled water. Nature’s Inspiration Garden features a novel approach to sustainable gardening and everyone will love the fabulous fruit trees at the Historic Orchard.
The Guadalupe River Park is a growing conservancy that infuses creativity into every project so that people of all ages and interests will find something worthwhile here.
- Please remember that this is a huge park and therefore, it’s best to keep a map handy at all times.