Discover Alviso's Rich History

Discover Alviso's Rich History (HMG70)

Location: Sunnyvale, CA 94089 Santa Clara County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 25.796', W 121° 58.763'

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Alviso Marina County Park

Alviso's marina today starkly contrasts with its past as a bustling seaport. In the mid-19th century, Alviso was a transportation hub through which crops, goods and people circulated, fueling the economic growth of the South Bay. Port activity in Alviso eventually ceased under the strain of flooding and after the rise of railroads for commerce.

Alviso's identity has shifted to its new role as a managed wetland. This South Bay area provides critical habitat for migratory birds and contributes to the environmental health of the bay.

At Alviso Marina County Park you can enjoy the quiet beauty of the wetland, view wildlife, or explore tidal and non-tidal marshes, salt ponds, sloughs, and remnants of the old marina and historic Alviso.
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HM NumberHMG70
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Placed BySanta Clara County Parks and Santa Clara Valley Water District
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 5:25am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 590297 N 4143056
Decimal Degrees37.42993333, -121.97938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.796', W 121° 58.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 47.76" N, 121° 58' 45.78" W
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Area Code(s)408, 650
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 621 Mills St, Sunnyvale CA 94089, US
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