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Alviso Marina County Park

Published on: 5/2/2019 9:55 AM
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Plan Your Trip to Alviso Marina County Park

Closures

  • Access to Pond A12 is prohibited due to the San Francisco Bay Shoreline Protection project being conducted by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. For more information about the project, please call 408- 630-2615.
  • Alviso Closures From Construction

Hours of Operation

Open Year-Round
8:00 a.m. – Sunset

Activities

Contact Info

Alviso Marina County Park
1195 Hope St
San Jose, CA 95002

 

Park Office: (408) 262-6980

parkinfo@prk.sccgov.org

Senior Park Ranger: Steve Famalett
(408) 489-5797
Steve.famalett@prk.sccgov.org

Senior Park Maintenance Worker: Angel Macatiag
(408) 355-0031
angel.macatiag@prk.sccgov.org​


Will Howsmon, Acting Senior Park Maintenance Supervisor
(408) 479-0192
William.howsmon@prk.sccgov.org​​​​

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Alviso Marina Boardwalk photoAlviso Closures From Construction - South San Francisco Bay Shoreline Project

Welcome to Alviso Marina County Park, gateway to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. This 20.6 acre bayside park, located along Alviso slough and adjacent to the salt ponds and marshes of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Though small in size, the Park offers a great deal of activities within its boundaries and on into the Wildlife Refuge. The pathways and boardwalks of the County Park and trails around the ponds in the adjacent Wildlife Refuge, and the regional trails which include the San Francisco Bay Trail and San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail, offer fantastic views of the mountains surrounding the bay, and of the wildlife that call these ponds home.

How to Get There

Alviso Marina County Park is located at:

1195 Hope St San Jose, CA 95002

Park Office: (408) 262-6980

Directions

From Highway 880:

Take Highway 237 (Alviso-Milpitas Road) west to North First Street exit. Turn right on North First Street (which becomes North Taylor); turn right on Gold Street, left on Elizabeth Street and right on Hope Street.

From Highway 101:

Take Highway 237 (Mt. View-Alviso Road) east to Great America Parkway exit. Turn left onto Great America Parkway, turn right on Gold Street connector, left on Gold Street, left on Elizabeth Street and right on Hope Street.


Activities


Alviso Boat Tour

 
Join park staff on an interpretive boat ride through Alviso Slough to learn how the South San Francisco Bay’s shoreline has changed over time. Click HERE to register for a spot on the FREE Alviso Boat Tour!  if you are an educator for grades 6+ and would like to bring your class out on the slough, please check out the EDUCATION PROGRAMS page HERE and scroll down to Exploring Our Changing Bay.


Healthy Parks Healthy People Walks – First Saturdays, 10am-noon

Join park staff for a welcoming, easy stroll along South Bay wetlands on the first Saturday of every month at 10am. As part of a global initiative striving to connect parks and public health, these hikes serve as a wonderful introduction to your County Parks system in a peaceful and friendly atmosphere. All ages welcome. Meet at the picnic tables near the restrooms.

Day on the Bay 2013 - Alviso Marina County Park Water Trail site designated - Kayaks in Alviso SloughSelf-Guided Opportunities

Hiking, biking and bird watching are favorite activities in both the park and the refuge, while picnicking and strolling along the manicured pathways can be enjoyed within the County Park. Dogs are allowed in the County Park's pathways and picnic areas, but are not allowed on the trails, levees and boardwalks. While bikes are allowed on all pathways and trails in the park, please walk your bikes on the boardwalks.

Boat Launch

The boat launch ramp provides one of the few clear routes in the San Jose area through the salt marshes of Alviso slough out to the open waters of the San Francisco Bay. The boat launch ramp provides access for both motorized and non-motorized boats and includes concrete launch ramps and two floating docks.  Alviso Marina County Park is a Designated Site in the San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail Network.  Please see the San Francisco Bay Trail or San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail websites for more information about these regional trails. Navigational charts can be obtained through NOAA or a local retailer (Ref. No. 18AHA18651). When using the waters of the bay, please respect the sensitive nature of this unique ecosystem.

Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge

For more information about the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, visit their website HERE. For inquiries about the Environmental Education Center, field trips, trails, and interpretive programs, call (408) 262-5513.”

Hours & Fees

The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset. There are no fees collected at this time for vehicle entry or launching.

Santa Clara County's Alviso Marina is the primary access in Santa Clara County for vessel owners to launch into San Francisco Bay. Fishermen and hunters who want access to the launch ramp after hours will need to purchase an annual Gate Key.

To purchase a Gate Key, you must complete the Alviso Marina County Park Gate Key Form, (see below) read, sign and submit with current payment to the Santa Clara County Parks Administration Office, Attention: ALVISO, 298 Garden Hill Drive, Los Gatos, CA 95032. Annual fee is $75.00.

Prices are subject to change.

Accessibility

In compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ('ADA'),the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its programs, services, or activities. The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, services, facilities, and activities. If you need assistance with an ADA request, please contact our ADA Coordinator​.
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