PLAY FOR ALL
A new all-inclusive playspace at Almaden Lake Park
The City of San José has been awarded a matching grant from the
County of Santa Clara to build an All-Inclusive Playground at
Almaden Lake Park. Through the grant funding, the total budget to
replace and upgrade the existing equipment is $1.3M.
We now have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand the
playground beyond grant funding constraints and invest in a
Playgarden & Nature Area – creating a space where children and
adults of all abilities can gather locally.
The Playgarden Task Force has set a goal to raise an additional
$3.7M to reach a $5M fundraising goal. All contributions will be
collected through the Playgarden Fund, housed within the Almaden
Valley Rotary Club Endowment, a 501(c)(3) organization. All
contributions are tax-deductible and 100% of proceeds will go
directly to the expansion.
As additional funding is secured, amenities and features such as
resilient safety surfacing, a nature play area, a hillside slide zone,
additional musical elements, and new restroom facilities will be
weaved into the landscape design.
Based on conceptual designs, our goal is to collect donations
and pledges by September 30, 2021. With collaboration and support
from individuals, businesses, and organizations throughout Almaden
Valley and the surrounding areas, the Playgarden and Nature Area
will become a reality.