Welcome to Hellyer County Park and the Coyote Creek Parkway. This 178 acre urban park is located in the heart of Santa Clara County's regional park system. The Coyote Creek, which meanders through the center of the park, is the focus of the park's natural environment. A thick undergrowth and tall trees characterize the well defined creek channel which is home to many different species of wildlife. Visitors to the park can escape from the nearby hustle of city life and enjoy the quiet solitude of Hellyer County Park and the Coyote Creek Parkway.
How to Get There
Hellyer County Park is located at:
985 Hellyer Ave San Jose, CA 95111
Park Office: (408) 225-0225
The park is located west of the Hellyer Avenue exit along Highway 101. The Coyote Creek Parkway multiple use trail can be accessed at both the Blossom Hill Road and Bernal Road exits off Highway 101. Both trailheads are approximately 0.25 miles from the highway. The multiple use trail can also be accessed near the intersection of Monterey Highway and Metcalf Road. Public transit is available to Hellyer County Park.
Hikers, runners, bicyclists and skaters can enjoy the multiple use paved trail which follows the Coyote Creek south for fifteen miles to Anderson Lake County Park. This asphalt path is relatively flat and meanders along the creek underneath Oak, Cottonwood and Sycamore trees. This is a popular trail, frequented by visitors of all ages. Rest areas are provided, but water is not available. Children can enjoy the improved playground featuring a splash pad for those warm days at the park!
A one mile self-guided nature trail is also located along the Coyote Creek and provides insight on the local flora, fauna and wildlife. A visitor center/ranger office with natural history displays is located near the entrance to the park.
Fishing is permitted year-round at Cottonwood Lake and during fishing season in the Coyote Creek. There is a new playground that features a 30-foot-high play structure with an enclosed slide, bridges, swings, cargo-net climbing course and a rock-formation splash pad featuring jets, waterfalls and sprinklers. Also, there is a designated area for toddlers to play with sand, climb, slide, swing and jump to create music.
First-come, first-served family picnic areas are available year-round and are limited by ordinance
Also located within the park is an Olympic-size velodrome. This is an open air, banked, concrete bicycle racing track is used to stage professional and amateur bicycle events. Information for the velodrome can be found at hellyervelodrome.com. Beginners practice sessions are held from 8:00am-10:00am each Saturday. Equipment and instruction is provided for a $20 fee. Calendar events are updated regularly on the website.
Hours and Fees
The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. until sunset. Vehicle entry fees are collected year-round. Fees are required for vehicle entrance, and for use of group picnic areas. Fees are posted at the entrance station.
Access Fees Information Here: Vehicle Entry Fees
, Group Picnic Site Fees
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.