San Jose: Media Advisory: Two Events - One Day of Celebration! Grand Opening of Coyote Creek Trail and 7th Viva CalleSJ
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Daniel Lazo, Interim  Public Information Manager

What:Two Events - One Day of Celebration! Grand Opening of Coyote Creek Trail and 7th Viva CalleSJ
When:Sunday, November 7, 2021
Coyote Creek Trail Ribbon Cutting: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Viva CalleSJ: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: The Coyote Creek trailhead, outside Happy Holly Park & Zoo Entrance on 748 Story Rd., San José, CA 95112.

The Viva CalleSJ route runs from Lincoln Ave. through Minnesota Ave. and W. Alma Ave. to Keyes St. and extends through S. First St. View the Viva CalleSJ route map.

Activity hubs are located at:
  • Kelley Park
  • Parque De Los Pobladores
  • Willow Glen Business District
Coyote Creek Ribbon Cutting Remarks
  • Mayor Sam Liccardo
  • Councilmember Maya Esparza, District 7
  • Jon Cicirelli, Director, Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department
  • Paul Joseph, Assistant Chief, San José Police Department (SJPD)
  • Tony Estremera, Chair, Valley Water District
  • Andrea Mackenzie, General Manager, Open Space Authority
  • Community members including local trail advocates
Background:Join the City of San José's Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department for an event-filled day as we celebrate the grand opening of the Coyote Creek Trail expansion and host the 7th Viva CalleSJ.

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At over 20 miles long, the Coyote Creek Trail is one of the longest trail systems in the South Bay. When complete, it will provide off street connections from Alviso to Morgan Hill. The 1.65-mile segment from Selma Olinder Park to Phelan Rd. brings the city one step closer to completing this important trail network. This segment also contributes to the 395th mile of the Bay Area Ridge Trail.

In partnership with Valley Water, the City's first pilot SJPD Trail Patrol will enhance trail user safety with a 10-hour, seven-day per week patrol. The Trail Safety Plan is the second multi-agency pilot which aims to keep the trail healthy, maintained, and inviting to trail users.

After the ribbon-cutting, community members are encouraged to head to the Viva CalleSJ route for active fun. Viva CalleSJ closes 4.5 miles of streets to traffic, providing an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to play and explore the City as they walk, bike, skate, or wheel through open streets.

Along the route, there will be multiple activity hubs, where participants can stop and enjoy food trucks, live music, and activities for the whole family. The route has no beginning or end and flows both ways, so participants can join at any point.

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Through the City's newly added trail and special open street access, these events encourage exploration of City neighborhoods and natural areas. As part of ActivateSJ, PRNS' 20-year strategic plan, Viva CalleSJ and the San José Trail Network promote social integration, encourage physical fitness, and strengthen community relationships.

Face coverings are recommended if you are unvaccinated and are in a crowded outdoor setting. Safety protocols are subject to change to follow State and County guidelines.

For more information about the Viva CalleSJ event, visit

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