Supporting San Jose Parks, Trails, and Recreation Programs
San Jose Parks Foundation is seeking donors to help purchase dog waste bags to supply the dispensers citywide. San Jose Parks Foundation also seeks volunteers to help re-stock the dispensers.
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 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 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 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.
Several groups have collaborated to try to open this new community center, built by the funding that was passed by voters in 2000. Maintenance issues and general operating costs are preventing it from opening, along with the Bascom Library that shares the building. We are working in partnership with the Friends of Bacom Library, Community Center and Café (FOBLCC).
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.
Lake Cunningham hosts a unique, world-class Skate Park, a program that is in jeopardy due to budget cuts. Help keep this community asset running and serving our youth.
San Jose's tennis courts have a friend in super-volunteer Bill Bartz, who repairs these nets at a fraction of the cost of a new net ($250/net). He personally ties 94 knots in each net.
A program that offers a uniquely wonderful experience for families, a camping experience in the Sierras. Friends of Family Camp and San Jose Parks Foundation are teaming up to keep this valuable asset in operation.
San Jose Parks Foundation is working to make sure that people are able to dedicate their funds to their own council district parks.
Select from the Council Districts that have contributed to San Jose Parks Foundation to direct your funding to a district of your choosing.
So far, Districts 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 10 have signed up for this program.
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.