Friends of Santa Teresa Park Calendar

    Friends of Santa Teresa Park activities and other events at Santa Teresa Park: 


  • John Dorrance plans to have Wash Days at the ranch the second Saturday of every month.
  • April 5 & 19: Trail lead training.
  • April 26: Adopt-a-Trail lead training, Santa Teresa Park Nature Trail. Contact the parks volunteer coordinator at (408) 355-2254  for more information or to volunteer.
  • April 26: California Trail Day, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Trail Day sites will be at the Ohlone Trail in Santa Teresa Park starting at the archery range, the New Almaden Trail in Almaden Quicksilver County Park at the Macabee entrance, and the Tony Look Trail at Stevens Creek County Park. Call (408) 355-2254 for information and to register. Refreshments and a 2003 Trail Days patch will be provided.
  • June 5: County Parks Volunteers recognition dinner will be held at 7:00  in the Santa Teresa Golf Club banquet facility instead of the regular Friends of Santa Teresa Park meeting.
  • Summer 2003 hours for the the Santa Teresa Park Historic Area (Bernal Gulnac Joice Ranch) ranch house and barn: Fridays 10 am to 4 pm, Saturdays 12 to 6 pm, Sundays 10 am to 4 pm. Additional times available by appointment. Call (408) 226-5453.
  • June 21: 10 am to 12 noon, Nature with Bikes, bike through Santa Teresa Park, meet at lower parking lot.
  • June 28: 7:30 pm, Stairway to Heaven Hike, meet at Bernal Ranch on Manila Drive, call (408) 226-5453 for reservations.
  • July 26, 7 to 9:30 am, nature photography and history hike with professional photographer Scott Hinrichs and a park historian. Reservations required. Call (408) 226-5453. 
  • August 2, 7:30 to 10 pm: Stairway to Heaven stargazing hike. Meet in front of the Bernal Ranch House. Reservations required. Call (408) 226-5453. 
  • August 29: "Movie Nite and Planet Hike" See a sci-fi movie while munching popcorn and drinking lemonade. Meet at the Bernal Ranch at 7:30 pm. After the movie, there will be a night hike for stargazing and viewing Mars. Call 226-5453 for reservations.
  • Sept 13: 10 am to 12 noon, Nature with Bikes, bike through Santa Teresa Park, meet at lower parking lot.
  • Sept 27: Dedication of the county Mounted Ranger Unit at Buck Norred Ranch (Brockenhurst Drive at Heaton Moor Drive), 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.
  • Sept 27: Santa Teresa Community Fest, Geoge Page Park, Miyuki Drive and Santa Teresa Blvd., 11 am to 5 pm.
  • Oct 10, 11: "An Evening of Lunacy 7:30-9:30pm.- Join park staff for the original Wolf Man movie and some lunar exploration.  Content not appropriate for young children or those wishing to reduce the horrer in their lives.  Reservations required, call (408) 226-5453".
  • Oct. 18: County Parks Annual Volunteer End-of-Season BBQ at the New Almaden Community Club, 11:00 am.
  • Oct 25: "Ghostly Tales of the Bernal Rancho 7-8:30pm – Explore the myths, legends & ghostly tales of this historic area with park staff & ghost trackers.  Meet at ranch barn at 7pm.  Not appropriate for young children or those with ghostly fears.  Reservations required, call (408) 226-5453."
  • Nov. 8, Dec. 13: "Santa Teresa’s Historic Bernal Ranch: Wash Day & Old Time Games 1-5pm - Join park staff &

  • volunteers for a fun-filled afternoon at the ranch. Experience what granny called her “weekly affliction” & play games from 100 years ago.  Fun for families with kids. Ranch is located at Camino Verde & Manila Dr. in San Jose, near Santa Teresa Hospital. Call 226-5453 for information."
Fall Trail Day Events at Santa Teresa Park, work on trails, meet at 8 am. Tools, gloves, water, and snacks will be provided. Call the Volunteer Coordinator at (408) 355-2254 or the Trails Program at (408) 629-9347 for details. 
  • Nov. 8: Rocky Ridge Trail
  • Nov. 15: Stiles Ranch Trail
  • Dec. 6: Rocky Ridge Trail and Stiles Ranch Trail
  • Dec. 20: Rocky Ridge Trail
  • Jan 3: Stiles Ranch Trail
Friends of Santa Teresa Park meetings, 7:00, Santa Teresa Golf Course upper clubhouse/banquet facility. 
  • May 1 
  • June 5 (VCC dinner)
  • July 3 (cancelled - vacations)
  • August 7
  • Sepetember 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December: no meeting
  • January 8, 2004: Friends of Santa Teresa Park meeting/dinner, Mike Boulland's house, 6 pm

2004 (Proposed)

  • February: 
    • General elections and nominations accepted
    • Renewal of driver's licenses and park use permit.
  • March: 
    • Paint Buck Norred's and clean up ground
    • Election of board members
  • April: 
    • VCC recognition dinner 
    • California Trail Days (work on trail to Buck Norreds)
    • Widlflower hike
    • Wash days
    • Dr. Seuss by the Pond
  • May
    • Pyzak property purchase dedication
  • June
    • Field trip to the Bernal Race Track, Pleasanton
  • July
    • 4H demonstrations/even
  • August
    • Multimedia Slide Show at night
  • September
    • Star hike
    • Santa Teresa BBQ
  • October 
    • Ghost tours of BGJ and New Almaden
    • New Almaden Days
    • Santa Teresa Community Fest
  • November
    • Historical presentation from Dorothy Wuss
  • December
    • FOSTP dinner meeting at Mike Boulland's house.

See the County Parks Website for volunteer activities and park activities.
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Created 4/12/2003, updated 11/24/03 by Ronald Horii, secretary of the Friends of Santa Teresa Park