Focus Group on Park Permit Fees Sat 11-5 9am


Come to the Focus Group on Park Permit Fees for Neighborhood Associations this Saturday Nov. 5, from 9 am to 10 am.
Pearl Avenue Library. 4270 Pearl Avenue.

Learn how San Jose Neighborhood Associations can get reduced fees for San Jose Park Use. Hear about the current discount program, share your experiences, and make suggestions for a program that meets your organization’s needs. Council member Johnny Khamis and Interim PRNS Deputy Director Mike Will will join us at this solution oriented session.


Questions? Contact

Jean Dresden
San Jose Parks Advocates

San Jose Trail Updates: Mon 7/18 7pm WG Library



Learn more about the status of San Jose Trails at our next meeting tomorrow, Monday 7/18 7pm @ WG Library. Yves Zsutty, Trails Coordinator of the City of San Jose, on threats to trail continuity and land acquisition for the Three Creeks Trail. And Mike Flaugher, Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority, on the Ridge Trail.

More about trails closures and the annual trail report:

Los Gatos Creek Trail
The City of Campbell is repaving portions of the popular trail system. Per the attached map, they will need to close portions of the trail for 24 hour periods during August. Persons visiting the trail will find barricades that prevent access.

Coyote Creek Trail
The City of San Jose is expected to commence work to pave the trail system from Highway 237 Bikeway to Tasman Drive. We anticipate that work will commence on July 25 (estimated), with construction taking about 4 months. Persons that use the intersection Highway 237 Bikeway can continue to do so, but will lose direct access to Coyote Creek Trail during construction.

Penitencia Creek Trail (Noble to Dorel)
Construction work is occurring this summer to deliver a new section of trail near Alum Rock Park. There is currently no trail along the creek between Noble Avenue and Dorel Drive.

Coyote Creek Trail (Shady Oaks Fitness Trail)
A new 1.0-mile Fitness Loop will be linked to Coyote Creek Trail at the Shady Oaks Park pedestrian bridge in south San Jose (just north of Blossom Hill Road). There is no trail at the existing site (former orchard), so this is a new destination for trail users along the popular trail system.

Frequent construction updates on this project and other on-going trail work is posted on Twitter@sanjosetrails

The Trail Program’s 2015/16 Annual Report has been posted this week and provides a good overview of on-going development work:

Anteaters & Mammoth Elephants. Mon 11/16 7p

San Jose is a place of marvels. Come learn what anteaters, mammoth elephants and trails have in common.

  • Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Executive Director Heather Lerner will share plans on the future of the zoo and the influence of the urban trails and parks.
  • San Jose Trail Manager Yves Zsutty will be discussing the San Jose Annual Trail Report.
  • Tom Sheafer from Friends of Stevens Creek Trail will give an update.

When: Monday November 16th, 7-9pm
Where: Willow Glen Public Library, Community Room
1157 Minnesota Ave, San Jose CA 95125
The entrance is next to the parking lot, towards the back of the library.

Three Creeks Trail Cleanup, Saturday 9/26 8:45am-noon

The new 3 Creeks Trail in Willow Glen needs your help! Arrive at 8:45 AM on Saturday Sept 26, and be ready for a morning of community service in the fresh air and (hopefully!) sunshine! Volunteers are needed to help control the invasive weeds, trim overgrown bushes and pick up trash. We’ll be done by 12:00 noon and all tools and training are provided! Bring your own hat, water, and sunscreen.

Sign up with VolunteerMatch.

Meet on the 3 Creeks Trail, at Coe close to Leona Court; between Lincoln and Bird.

Happy Trails!