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Adopt-A-Bench

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Valley Water’s Adopt-A-Bench pilot program seeks to repurpose and beautify Valley Water’s old interpretive benches located along creeks around Santa Clara County. The pilot program launched in 2020 and included the design and installation of artwork onto seven benches, one in each Board District that visually conveys Valley Water’s stewardship messages and raises awareness of the nearby creeks. 

Valley Water's Youth Commission worked with San Jose artist, Paul J. Gonzalez to develop the artwork, paint the artwork tiles and install them onto the benches. 

Read Youth Commissioner Tammy Cao's blog post about the project.

Watch the Youth Commission's unveiling of the benches here: https://youtu.be/3PiBRDGcVJs

District 1: Uvas Creek
District 2: Saratoga Creek
District 3: Berryessa Creek
District 4: Alamitos Creek
District 5: Stevens Creek
District 6: Penitencia Creek
 
District 7: Permanente Creek
 

 

District 1 - Uvas Creek

District 1 - Bench #036

Creek: Uvas Creek

Location: Along Uvas Creek in Gilroy, CA within Christmas Hill Park and adjacent to the main parking lot along Miller Avenue.

Artwork installed on: January 20, 2021

Artist: Paul J. Gonzalez

 

District 2 - Saratoga Creek

District 2 - Bench #170

Creek: Saratoga Creek

Location: Along Saratoga Creek in Santa Clara, CA on Homestead Road between Woodhams Road and Pepper Tree Lane.

Artwork Installed on: January 21, 2021

Artist: Paul J. Gonzalez

District 3 - Berryessa Creek

District 3 - Bench #050

Creek: Berryessa Creek

Location: Along Berryessa Creek in Milpitas, CA within the Hidden Lake Park parking lot at Folsom Circle and Oroville Road.

Artwork installed on: January 19, 2021

Artist: Paul J. Gonzalez

District 4 - Alamitos Creek

District 4 - Bench #03

Creek: Alamitos Creek

Location: Along Los Alamitos Creek in San Jose, CA within the Los Alamitos Creek Trail parking lot at Camden Avenue and Mt. Forest Drive.

Artwork installed: January 20, 2021

Artist: Paul J. Gonzalez

District 5 - Stevens Creek

District 5 - Bench #19

Creek: Stevens Creek

Location: Along Stevens Creek in Cupertino, CA adjacent to the McClellan Ranch parking lot off of McClellan Road.

Artwork installed on: January 18, 2021

Artist: Paul J. Gonzalez

District 6 - Penitencia Creek

District 6 - Bench #132

Creek: Penitencia Creek

Location: Along Penitencia Creek in San Jose, CA adjacent to Penitencia Creek County Park near Mabury Road and Opie Court.

Artwork installed on: January 19, 2021

Artist: Paul J. Gonzalez

 

District 7 - Permanente Creek

District 7 - Bench #072

Creek: Permanente Creek

Location: Along Permanente Creek in Los Altos, CA adjacent to Heritage Oaks Park on Miramonte Avenue and Portland Avenue.

Artwork installed on: January 19, 2021

Artist: Paul J. Gonzalez