Supporting San Jose Parks, Trails, and Recreation Programs
You have made a big difference in a short time and the entire community is indebted to you for making San Jose Parks Foundation's work possible.
Despite a poor economy, and very limited resources, you have helped us move toward creating a community-wide membership-based force for keeping our parks, trails and recreation programs and services. Below are some highlights of San Jose Parks Foundation's success over the last 18 months –
You helped to save this amazing treasure for our city's youth. San Jose Parks Foundation joined Paul Murphy, Carol Kruger, Greg Fox, and other parents and concerned citizens to prevent the closing of California's largest Skate Park. Donations are still accepted online 24/7 to anyone wanting to help preserve this treasure for our kids.
To learn more, click here.
You helped Martin-Fionatna Parks Association by joining them and by donating to San Jose Parks Foundation. PG&E joined us in working to preserve the beauty of Martin and Fontana Parks in a unique partnership. Working with a dedicated corps of volunteers, Martin-Fontana Parks Association is temaing up with PG&E to replant and reconfigure the landscape of these parks.
To learn more or to volunteer, click here.
You, especially the members of Friends of Family Camp worked in concert with City staff (PRNS), and the City Council under the leadership of Councilkmember Nancy Pyle, to create a plan for self-sustainable growth over the next decade and beyond. More work needs to be done, but there are forces working to create a viable future for San Jose Family Camp.
For more information or to sign up for this summer's (2012) Family Camp at Yosemite, click here.
You gave a boost to the park and trail volunteers. Some of you were those volunteers. Park and Trail Volunteers, led by indefatigable Mollie Tobias, are essential to preserving our parks and trails.
Volunteer groups come from companies such as Google, eBay, VMware, Cisco, Yahoo, Deloitte, along with community groups like the Stanford Black Student Union, Alum Rock Boy Scouts, Evergreen Girl Scouts, West Valley Students, Mormon Helping Hands, and many others.
To volunteer, click here.
Your contributions, especially you dog lovers, helped us takje over the City's Dog Waste Program.
You have made it possible for San Jose Parks Foundation to purchase Dog Waste Bags and distribute them to citizen volunteers and community groups who keep their parks stocked.
This is a public safety issue and one that impacts parks and trails.
San Jose Parks Foundation continues to raise funds to support maintaining this public service. Click here to go directly to the Dog Waste Bag Program page.
Your contributioons help San Jose Parks Foundation to reach out to many community groups and projects to help them, including making all contributions to the groups tax-deductible for citizens.
San Jose Parks Foundation acts as a Fiscal Agent, working to raise funds and making certain that all donations are tax-deductible. Additionally, SJPF have provided modest funding in support of several program that benefit our Parks and Trails
We welcome your questions and queries. Please click here to go to our Contact page.