Bill's Backyard - Bridge to Nature

$308,765

open space authority funds contributed to project

2016

project awarded

The Authority helped fund the Children's Discovery Museum's new "Bill's Backyard" project, which is a 27,500 square foot outdoor nature education center adjacent to the existing facility. This innovative space will inspire children and their families to spend time outside, exploring the wonders and joys of building, exploring, climbing, rolling, digging, and getting dirty.
Award Date:
February 24, 2016
Program:
Measure Q Urban Open Space Grant Program
Location:
180 Woz Way, San Jose CA 95110

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