Santa Teresa County Historic Park

$900,000

open space authority funds contributed to project

2002

project awarded

In 2002 the City of San Jose in partnership with Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation used a $900,000 grant from the Open Space Authority to purchase property to expand Santa Teresa County Park Historic Area. The 1.93-acre parcel adjoins the historic Bernal-Gulnac-Joice Ranch interpretive site and Santa Teresa Springs. The ranch buildings and surrounding 28-acre property are what remains of a nearly 10,000-acre tract granted to Jose Joaquin Bernal by the Mexican government in 1834.
Award Date:
July 10, 2002
Program:
20% Funding Program
Location:
260 Bernal Road, San Jose

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