Today's side deal gives you the chance to support a naturally occurring, human-guarded wonder in downtown San Jose: for $13, you get a one-year individual membership to the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy (a $35 value). Memberships must be activated within a year, after which you can enjoy a full year of discounts, newsletters, and other perks.
A yearlong individual membership to the conservancy helps ensure these local gems' longevity, and also gives members the opportunity to attend lectures, workshops, and bus tours at discounted member rates, plus invitations to special events and openings. Local plant providers such as the A to Z Nursery, Capitol Wholesale Nursery, Manthey's Nursery, and Citti's give conservancy members an ongoing 10% discount on all purchases, and a monthly e-newsletter from the conservancy keeps tabs on your ever-percolating perk tabulation and provides timely park updates.
The Guadalupe River Park is a thriving three-mile stretch of park land that runs along the Guadalupe River from Highway 280 to Highway 880. In addition to providing lush-looking flood protection for downtown San Jose, the dog-friendly park is home to numerous trees, and its many sections offer the surrounding community everything from garden-engendered serenity to shrub-hugged walking paths.
Yelpers give the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy an average of four stars:
- Not only are the plants fantastic but the bike/walking path was designed so well that you forget you're in the middle of a city as you walk or ride through mini groves of trees that hug the banks of the river. – Erin R.
- It's like a peaceful celebration of nature surrounded by elevated freeway and river bridges, a wonderfully surreal experience. Humans and nature can and do co-exist very well. – P h i L h.