Luck Park in San Juan Bautista. Photo by Robert Eliason.

Housing / Land Use

SJB residents respond to design options for Luck Park

Proposed features include stage, play areas and a walking path.

Company-sponsored park in Neenah, Wisconsin. Photo provided by Kollin Kosmicki.


COLUMN: Business sponsorship program could vastly improve local parks

District 2 Supervisor candidate Kollin Kosmicki writes that San Benito County should do more to encourage local businesses to sponsor park offerings as a way to help fund improvements.

San Juan Bautista City Hall. File photo.

Government / Politics

San Juan Bautista closes city park playgrounds and restrooms

"We can all do our part to flatten the curve and prevent further spread of COVID-19," said City Manager Don Reynolds.

Photo provided by REACH San Benito Parks Foundation.

Sports & Recreation

Black Friday Birding in the Regional Park

R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation hosted second annual alternative to shopping on Black Friday.

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez and County Supervisor Jaime De La Cruz cut the ribbon with youngsters from YMCA, officially opening McCarthy Street Park. Photos by John Chadwell.


McCarthy Street Park opens

City applies for $16 million in grants to build more parks.

The water tower at McCarthy Park has a 90-gallon bucket inside and is surrounded by synchronized water jets and waterfalls. Photo by John Chadwell.

Housing / Land Use

Revitalized McCarthy Park opens in August

Delay related to new water feature.

Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Housing / Land Use

Hollister City Council to hold town hall meeting

Town hall to follow meeting on use of Leatherback property as site of community center.

Photo provided by San Benito County Arts Council.

Art & Culture

Arts Council seeks submissions for emblem design

Artists and designers encouraged to apply to new public art opportunity at McCarthy Park.

Calaveras Park in Hollister. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister completes Calaveras Park; Rancho San Justo Project stalls

City needs new funds for soil stabilization.

R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation


REACHing Out: Seeking Community Support

The generosity of San Benito County residents sets a positive trajectory into the future!

The $250,000 cost to renovate the Briggs building is so high, according to Adam Goldstone, because no one needs the work and they can bid whatever they want.. Photos by John Chadwell.

Business / Economy

County Parks & Recreation Commission sends $600k in restoration projects to supervisors for approval

Costs to renovate county properties skyrockets because skilled workers are in short supply as County Parks & Recreation Commission approves $600,000 in renovations to supervisors for consideration.

The dog park is in need of a new irrigation system and a means for getting rid of gophers and squirrels. Photos by John Chadwell.

Art & Culture

Hollister Council News Roundup: $150k for Dog Park, Bonnie View Road Protest, Interactive Art Parks

Hollister City Council balks at $150,000 for dog park. Residents along Bonnie View Road voice opposition to road opening, and street artist asks city to consider interactive art parks.

Hollister Major Parks Coverage

Children and Youth

OPINION: Recreation Master Planning is Overdue for Consolidation

It makes sense to have a consolidated recreational facility master plan that serves all county residents

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Walking San Benito: Mudstone Ranch

This is the 10th in a series of articles in which local adventurer Jim Ostdick will introduce readers to the many walking opportunities throughout San Benito County.


Government / Politics

Residents provide input at parks master plan meeting

Architectural firm explains how parks master plan will be written and will include community suggestions. Residents can still send in ideas online