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Guadalupe River Park & Gardens

The Guadalupe River Park and Gardens (GRP&G) project encompasses the restoration of the historic Guadalupe River and beautification of a three-mile long park from I-280 in Downtown to I-880 near the San Jose International Airport. This urban oasis amid the bustling Downtown features trails, gardens, meadows, public art, tennis courts, tot lots, and restored river habitat.

Not only is the GRP&G a primary location for many San Jose activities including festivals, fairs, nature walks, and sporting events, but its riverfront is also home to Adobe Systems Inc.'s headquarters.

In partnership with the City of San Jose, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and Santa Clara Valley Water District, the SJRA embarked on the Guadalupe River Flood Control Project to prevent flooding of Downtown San Jose. When completed, a 17-foot diameter bypass channel will run parallel to the Guadalupe River from south of St. John Street to Coleman Avenue bringing flood waters back into the main channel.

Selected Achievements:

  • Children's Carousel at Arena Green
  • Confluence East Tennis Courts
  • Sister City Gardens
  • Tot Lot at Arena Green
  • Children's Pedestrian Bridge
  • Monopoly in the Park


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