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San Tomas & Monroe Neighborhood Park & Community Garden

Community Garden Information Meeting

The Parks & Recreation Department will be hosting a “Community Garden Information Meeting” on June 14, 2018 at 11am and at 6pm at the Santa Clara Teen Center, 2446 Cabrillo Avenue. City staff will provide an update on the progress of park and garden construction and how to apply to be a Community Garden Member.

The two meetings will be identical and answer questions about eligibility, programs, fees, and garden guidelines for the Community Garden at San Tomas Expressway & Monroe Street.

Member applications and garden rules for the new Community Garden will be available at the meeting and at the Community Recreation Center, Teen Center and Senior Center  and this web page beginning June 15, 2018. An interest list has already formed, so please attend either meeting or call (408) 615-3740 for more information.

What is it?

The new 2 acre park on the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail will include playgrounds, picnic/barbecue areas, an open grass area, a native plant/pollinator garden, off leash dog area and a restroom. The Community Garden portion will have a covered outdoor classroom as well as plots for children, individuals and groups to grown their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers. Projected to open late August 2018.

San Tomas & Monroe Park Site Plan

Who is eligible to be a Garden Member?

To fit the City’s sustainability goals, the following Santa Clara residents will get priority. The more categories you fit, the more likely you will become a member. It is NOT first-come-first –serve process.

A  City of Santa Clara Residents living within a half mile radius of Park

B  City of Santa Clara Residents who receive Cal Fresh (WICC, SNAP) benefits

C  City of Santa Clara Residents with children enrolled in SCUSD schools

D  City of Santa Clara Residents aged 55 and up

E  All other City Residents over 18.

Community Garden Guiding Principles

Community Garden Application Button

Not sure if you live within one-half mile of the Community Garden? See list of qualifying addresses.

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