August 27, 2019


Today, together with the San José Parks Foundation, we have applied for a grant from Santa Clara County’s Historic Grant Program.

It is a competitive grant program, and we hope to hear by December whether we will be funded.


applicant:          San José Parks Foundation for Willow Glen Trestle

title:                  Researching and Documenting the History of the Willow Glen Trestle


100 word description:

We will research and document the history of the historic Willow Glen Trestle: the roughly 100 year history of the trestle itself, the 35-year history of the community’s efforts to save the trestle and incorporate it into the regional trail network, and the six-year efforts of the City of San José to replace the trestle with a catalog-order prefab steel bridge.  The results would be publicized, and the final document would be donated to a local historic archives.  



·         narrative

·         maps

·         photos

·         budget

·         timeline