Guadalupe River Park

The Guadalupe River Park is a 3-mile long refreshing spot of green with lots of fun options for the whole family. There are modern play areas for children, trails for the adventurous, several gardens and a lot more.

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.

Beautiful landscapes

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.

Handy Tip

  • Please remember that this is a huge park and therefore, it’s best to keep a map handy at all times.