People enjoying Martial Cottle Park by walking, biking, and playing

Martial Cottle Park


open space authority funds contributed to project


project awarded

The Authority contributed funds towards the County’s efforts to open a new 288-acre urban park on the Martial Cottle Family Ranch. The Cottle family farmed the land for 150 years and the park reflects this agricultural history through providing land for farmers and educational activities. The park also features a trail system and several group picnic areas.
Award Date:
February 8, 2006
20% Funding Program
5283 Snell Ave, San Jose, CA 95136

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Children learning how to garden

CommUniverCity's Growing Sustainably Program

CommUniverCity's Growing Sustainably Program

Growing Sustainably aims to increase urban food system awareness and engagement, reduce access barriers to natural spaces, and raise environmental literacy in low-income, Central San Jose communities. Led by CommUniverCity, and with funds from the Open Space Authority, 1,850 residents (1,400 students and 112 families) will learn about urban agriculture and environmental science through hands-on lessons, field trips, and family education kits. They will garden at schools and home, visit an urban farm, and experience San José 's Kelley Park.

Path leading around garden and wooden sign with UC Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County name and logo

Community Education Center

Community Education Center

The Measure Q grant funded the Friends of Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County's Master Gardener Community Education Center at Martial Cottle Park: Supporting the Environment at Your Own Home. This project created a multi‐generational Community Educational Center that helps individuals and families become stewards of nature and teaches them how to grow healthy food year‐round using environmentally sound gardening practices.

Guadalupe Oak Grove Park Outdoor Classroom

Guadalupe Oak Grove Park Outdoor Classroom

The Authority helped to fund the City of San José’s project to construct an outdoor classroom for Guadalupe Oak Grove Park patrons that serves as a space for environmental education programs and nature-based outdoor play. This space invites families to spend time in nature while also encouraging them to learn about the five different ecosystems within the park and the various wildlife that live there.