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Guadalupe River Park & Gardens continues to evolve. You might have noticed construction equipment at the corner of Taylor and Spring streets – 45 beds are being added to Guadalupe Community Garden . The plots are already spoken for as there are over 100 people on the waiting list for this garden. We are working to identify additional funding to add even more beds.

Continuing the construction theme, the detour between Coleman Ave. and Julian St. will remain in place until November. The railroad trestle is being rebuilt as the last element of the downtown flood control project; however, UPRR didn’t complete the signal work as anticipated, resulting in an additional year of trail closure. At our request, a city official sent a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers requesting that work on the east side of the river be prioritized so that the east trail can be reopened before November.

Recent storms activated the underground box (photo credit: Ranger Mike Peasland) culverts, which were built to move large volumes of water through downtown without flooding homes and businesses. Park rangers close the lower trails during major storms as they are designed to be under water. Tons of garbage gets left behind when the water recedes – please email or call if you’re willing to volunteer to help remove the trash ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 298-7657).

Park rangers play a critical role in keeping our regional parks safe but the program has been put on the budget chopping block. Please contact Councilmember Oliverio to voice your support for the park ranger program. If you’d like to do more, visit this site: www.sanjoseparkranger.org

Join us for Spring in Guadalupe Gardens on Saturday, April 23rd. We’ve added a 5K fun run and egg hunt to the usual lineup of plant sales, rose garden tours, and children’s activities. Please visit our website for more info:www.grpg.org

by Leslee Hamilton, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 March 2011 16:48 )  
Author of this article: Leslee Hamilton
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