Martial Cottle Park
SAGE provided agriculture and food systems consultation for a master plan for a 290-acre AgPark located in a San Jose residential area.
Walter Cottle Lester donated a portion of his family’s historic 290-acre Martial Cottle agricultural farm to the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department, and sold an additional portion to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Martial Cottle Park will celebrate the agricultural heritage of Santa Clara Valley, once called the Valley of the Heart’s Delight. Terms of the deed require active agriculture as a major use of the land. Educational programs and passive recreation are complementary land uses. Martial Cottle Park will open to the public in 2012 with complete build out expected to be completed within about 7 years.