Park picnic area with tables, small trees, and plants

Alviso Adobe Park


open space authority funds contributed to project


project awarded

The Alviso Adobe is a rare example of a two-story Monterey Colonial style adobe structure. The 175-year-old building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. In December 2005, the Authority approved an allocation of $356,837 for a restoration project that includes an orchard, garden, and outdoor activity area.
Award Date:
December 7, 2005
20% Funding Program
2087 Alivso Adobe Ct. Milpitas, CA 95035

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Parents with small child smiling and playing with soccer ball at Stojanovich Family Park

Stojanovich Family Park

Stojanovich Family Park

The Open Space Authority contributed funds towards the development of this 1.3-acre park, including walking trails, a pedestrian bridge, benches, a landscaped swale with a biotreatment component, and interpretive signs that shows the agricultural history of the site.

Farm field with rows of green crops

Small-Scale Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Santa Clara County Report

Small-Scale Urban and Peri-Urban Agriculture in Santa Clara County Report

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Guadalupe Gardens Open Space Protection

Guadalupe Gardens Open Space Protection

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