The Coyote Meadows Coalition is comprised of groups and individuals focused on opening up and activating for parkland a 50-acre city-owned parcel along Coyote Creek between Story Road and Hwy 280. The Coyote Creek Trail runs along the western edge of the area and the future Five Wounds Trail will run along its eastern edge.

The land in question is currently designated as parkland. Our coalition seeks to open up the meadows area to passive recreational uses as well as to improve the water quality of Coyote Creek by reducing homeless encampments in the area. ​Opening up ​Coyote Meadows for park uses would provide access from the Spartan-Keyes Neighborhood and from Kelley Park and Happy Hollow, as well as from Little Saigon along Story Road to the east and from the Olinder Neighborhood and other neighborhoods to the north.

Our goal is to transform the former landfill and homeless encampment into an exciting urban distributed and networked park called Coyote Meadows. Please join our coalition of neighbors and environmental, educational and trails groups.

Coyote Meadows Redevelopment Concept Plan Released!

In the spring of 2016, we began to plan and advocate for the activation of Coyote Meadows. With funding from the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority in December 2016, we launched a community planning process in the Fall of 2016 to gather community goals and open space concepts to inform future use decisions by the City of San José. The concept plan summarizes the outcome of this process, including site analysis, the community outreach process, community vision and goals, identification of site challenges and constraints through engagement of a Technical Advisory Committee, related planning initiatives, stewardship options and implementation considerations. View the plan here.

Planting Seeds at Coyote Meadows

Adam Matsui, Patti Workover and Jason Castro cleared some of the weeds along the Story Road sidewalk at the southern edge of Coyote Meadows
Patrick Pizzo helped the team rake a few spots where poppy seeds were spread, but more weeds need to be removed before the bulk of the seeds are planted
In early 2018, Assemblymember Ash Kalra helped neighbors broadcast more seeds.