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Saturday, July 16, 2022

Hellyer Weeding Parties! | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 If you are looking to get outside and connect with new people right in your backyard, this is the opportunity for you! California native plants play an important role in the health of our parks. To help them thrive, we have to work together to remove non-native and invasive plants.

This event is in partnership with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful.

Vaccination verification will not be required for volunteer events that are outside and one-time or short-term in nature. If you wish to apply as a Long Term volunteer (18 and older), or volunteer working indoors, you will be required to show proof of vaccination and all boosters for which you are eligible. Regardless of your vaccination status, do not attend a volunteer event if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19. Click here for Santa Clara County's COVID-19 Guidelines. Please contact the volunteer office with questions: [email protected]

Minimum age: 12

SIGN UP HERE

Father and son at Hellyer County Park weeding party
Event Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, July 16, 2022
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

* there will be no actual campfire at this program. 

Saturday, July 16th | 7:00p-8:00p 

Banana slug on forest floor eating pine needles

Location: Sanborn County Park Campground Amphitheater (near campsite #19)

Join a Park Interpreter to explore Sanborn! On this guided hike we will engage our 5 senses and discover some unique adaptations of local wildlife that helps them survive. It will be a leisurely 1-2 mile hike on an unpaved trail. Recommended for ages 5+. Meet at the small amphitheater near campsite #19. Only open to campers staying the night of Sat July 16th at Sanborn County Park. No pre-registration required. 

Questions? Email [email protected]

Make a weekend of it! For County Parks camping information and reservations, click here.

Saturday, July 16, 2022
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

16055 Sanborn Rd
Saratoga, CA 95070
United States

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

bike racers at hellyer velodrome

The track bike racing season has begun at Hellyer County Park Velodrome. Races are held every Wednesday night through Sept 21. Come out and watch up to two hours of non-stop racing action under the lights!

The track opens around 6pm and racing starts promptly at 6:45pm. The racers consist of various groups: women and men, beginners through experts. See different types of track events, each about 15 minutes in length. For the full Hellyer County Park Velodrome event calendar, visit hellyervelodrome.com/calendar

Event Type:
Public Programs
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Children looking at blades of grass

Discover the natural world with your senses to reveal the beauty around you! Join park interpreter Luke to explore the park’s sights, sounds, and textures. Parents and their young children participate together in activities designed to deepen your connection to the natural world.

Appropriate for children ages 3 to 7 and their guardians.

Space is limited; registrations are required.

Sign up here.

Event Type:
Public Programs
Thursday, July 21, 2022
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM

5283 Snell Ave
San Jose, CA 95136
United States

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Hellyer Weeding Parties! | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 If you are looking to get outside and connect with new people right in your backyard, this is the opportunity for you! California native plants play an important role in the health of our parks. To help them thrive, we have to work together to remove non-native and invasive plants.

This event is in partnership with Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful.

Vaccination verification will not be required for volunteer events that are outside and one-time or short-term in nature. If you wish to apply as a Long Term volunteer (18 and older), or volunteer working indoors, you will be required to show proof of vaccination and all boosters for which you are eligible. Regardless of your vaccination status, do not attend a volunteer event if you are not feeling well or have been exposed to COVID-19. Click here for Santa Clara County's COVID-19 Guidelines. Please contact the volunteer office with questions: [email protected]

Minimum age: 12

SIGN UP HERE

Father and son at Hellyer County Park weeding party
Event Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Saturday, July 23, 2022
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

Saturday, July 23rd | 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: Mt. Madonna Ranger Station/Visitor Center. Park Map. $6 parking fee applies. 

Join park staff to explore what makes a redwood forest so magical. 

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. Sing up here

Questions? Email [email protected]

 

About the Summer 2022 Jr. Ranger Program:

Youth ages 9-11 are invited to join park staff as we explore, learn about, and respect nature at selected parks from June-August. Participants who attend 3 or more activities and complete a Junior Ranger logbook will earn the Junior Ranger badge and certificate. At least one of the 3 Junior Ranger activities must be a Junior Ranger program offered in June - August 2022 but other programs including staff-led campfire talks, guided walks, park events, and self-guided hikes can count toward the badge. All Junior Ranger activities are free, but parking fees may apply. 

 

Image looking upwards towards the sky with large redwood trees in view
Event Type:
Junior Rangers
Saturday, July 23, 2022
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

7850 Pole Line Rd
Watsonville, CA 95076
United States

Nature journal page with color sketches and observation notes.

Have you ever wondered how new discoveries are made? We can often learn about the world around us through careful observation and note taking. Join a Park Interpreter for an afternoon nature walk to the Santa Teresa Spring where you can learn some techniques for field notes, drawing, and nature journaling.

 The trail will be unpaved and have slight grades, as well as a short staircase at the spring.  Be prepared with comfortable walking shoes.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Sign up here.

Event Type:
Public Programs
Saturday, July 23, 2022
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

372 Manila Dr
San Jose, CA 95119
United States

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Quicksilver History Hike | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join a Park Interpreter to explore what remains of the once-bustling mining operations in the hills above New Almaden. This moderate, 3-4 mile hike in Almaden Quicksilver County Park leaves from the Wood Road parking lot off Hicks Road in San Jose. Dress in layers with sturdy shoes, sun protection, and bring plenty of drinking water. There are no bathrooms nor drinking fountains along the hike. Best for 4th grade and older. 

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. This hike is offered once a month. Registration for the hike opens on the 1st of the month that the hike is offered.  Reserve here: https://forms.gle/sv8z52i6tRLbEVgn9.  

Questions? Call 408-318-5332 or email [email protected]

Interpreter leading AQ history hike
Event Type:
Public Programs
Sunday, July 24, 2022
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Wood Rd. Trail
San Jose, CA 95120
United States

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Salt Marsh Safari boat tour

Explore the community of animals, plants, and people that call San Francisco Bay home on this 1 1/2 hour boat ride. Discover our region’s natural history and how we have shaped – and protected – our shoreline over time. Minimum age 8. 

Space is limited. Advance registration required. Click here to register and learn more. 

Event Type:
Public Programs
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM

1195 Hope St
San Jose, CA 95002
United States

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

bike racers at hellyer velodrome

The track bike racing season has begun at Hellyer County Park Velodrome. Races are held every Wednesday night through Sept 21. Come out and watch up to two hours of non-stop racing action under the lights!

The track opens around 6pm and racing starts promptly at 6:45pm. The racers consist of various groups: women and men, beginners through experts. See different types of track events, each about 15 minutes in length. For the full Hellyer County Park Velodrome event calendar, visit hellyervelodrome.com/calendar

Event Type:
Public Programs
Wednesday, July 27, 2022
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

985 Hellyer Ave
San Jose, CA 95111
United States

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