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California State Park and Recreation Commission Meeting Approves the Martial Cottle Park State Park General Plan

The California State Park and Recreation Commission approved the Martial Cottle Park State Park General Plan and County Park Master Plan March 2, 2011. 

Resolution 3-2011 adopted by the California State Park and Recreation Commission.

Notice of Determination (NOD) filed on March 3, 2011 

The Park Plan and environmental documents are available for viewing below and on the Santa Clara County Parks Web page

State Park General Plan and County Park Master Plan
Park Plan - Appendices
Park Plan - Summary of Recommended Revisions
General Plan Draft EIR Vol. 1
General Plan Draft EIR Vol. 2
General Plan Draft Final EIR
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program


State Park and Recreation Commission Approves Naming and Classification

The California State Park and Recreation Commission approved the naming and classification of Martial Cottle Park on October 31, 2008.

Inventory of Features-Resource Summary and Recommendations for Classification and Naming (PDF, 3.0 MB)

Park and Recreation Commission Resolution (PDF, 195 KB)



Planning Underway for New Park Featuring Santa Clara County's Agricultural Heritage

A new park focusing on agriculture is being planned in San Jose. Martial Cottle Park is jointly owned by California State Parks and Santa Clara County Parks. The park will be operated by the county.


Project/Site Description
Martial Cottle farm
Martial Cottle Park is a 287.54 acre property located in a residential and commercial neighborhood of South San Jose. The property is bounded by Branham Lane, Snell Avenue, and Chynoweth Avenue. It was an agricultural farm through four generations.

The state and county have been collaborating to prepare a combined State Park General Plan and County Park Master Plan for the future development of the Martial Cottle Park. The state and county are working with the land donor, the community, and with other stakeholders to ensure that plans for the development of Martial Cottle Park will reflect the donor's vision for an educational public resource that will provide interpretive programs highlighting the agricultural heritage of Santa Clara Valley. Future trails, picnic areas and other low-impact recreational uses, plus agriculture and community gardens are also part of the vision for Martial Cottle Park.

For further information on this exciting project and the planning process, including how to get involved, see the Santa Clara County Parks Web page.