Local teen gives San Jose Municipal Rose Garden a new look

Rose Garden Resident

The San Jose Municipal Rose Garden is getting a new look thanks to local teen Brandon Chapman, who is leading an effort to install 200 markers identifying rose species in the park.

Chapman, like many of his neighbors, considers the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden "his" park. So it's no surprise that when he was choosing his Eagle Scout project, he focused on doing something for the park near his home.

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Park Dedication goes a long way

Helen Chapman leaves legacy for open space

The Rose Garden Resident
June 28,2007

When the subject is Helen Chapman, the Shasta Hanchett Neighborhood resident who is ending six years of service on the San Jose Parks and Recreation Commission this month, the adjectives that come up repeatedly are passionate, committed and inclusive.

“Helen has taken the same passion she had for her neighborhood parks and applied it to all the parks and all the neigh- borhoods in the city,” says Kathy Suther- land, a fellow neighborhood activist.

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