Preservation and Enhancement of Parks, Facilities, and Recreation Programs in San Benito County


Recreation, Exercise, Adventure, Community Health

Reach San Benito
The critters always show you the way through the woods. ~ Valerie Egland

REACH San Benito Parks Foundation was established in 2012, by residents, to facilitate a healthy community through the preservation and enhancement of parks, facilities, and recreation programs in San Benito County.   The Foundation works in partnership with a diverse variety of public and private parks and recreation agencies to fundraise and seek grants to enhance services, complete capital improvements, and expand accessibility to programs and services for all residents of San Benito County.  The foundation is governed by a board of directors.

San Benito County

Adopted a new Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan in 2010.  In the Plan is a provision for a new River Parkway and Regional Park.

Watch short clip on who we are and what we do by Anita Kane and Robin Pollard >>


R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation is committed to raising funds and awareness of the health and economic benefits of parks by advocating for new and improved parks and recreation facilities, programs and services throughout San Benito County by:

  • Collaborating with public and private agencies to cooperatively provide recreational opportunities.
  • Developing relationships to provide a diversity of park facilities and recreation programs for all ages and physical abilities.
  • Securing funding and resources to enhance and sustain park facilities and recreation programs.
  • Serving as an advocate for the economic, educational, and recreational needs of the community.


R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation Officers and Board of Directors:

Valerie Egland, President                    valerie@reachsanbenito.org

Anita Kane, Secretary                           anita@reachsanbenito.org

Robin Pollard, Sec.Treas.                     robin@reachsanbenito.org



Funded in part by grants provided by the Community Foundation for San Benito County.


We are all, together, the ‘Stakeholders’ in the future of our county.

The following local agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations have added their voice of support to sustainable, accessible parks and recreation services throughout San Benito County.


San Benito County Board of Supervisors
Hollister City Council
San Juan Bautista City Council
San Benito County Parks and Recreation Commission
Hollister Parks and Recreation Commission
Hollister Youth Alliance
San Benito County Chamber of Commerce
Community Foundation for San Benito County
Aromas Community Grange
San Benito County Historic Society
Mission Village VOICE
San Juan Bautista Historical Society
San Benito County Business Council
Safe Kids
Off the Chain Bikes
COG, Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee
Heritage Bank
Windmill Market
San Juan-Aromas Tennis and Fitness
Herman Garcia & CHEER
Taylor Farms
Don Chapin Company
Central Ag Supply
RJR Recycling
Paul A. Rovella, JRG Attorneys

Corporate Sponsorships are available and encouraged for the greater health and wellness of the community.

If you would like to join our growing list of community partners, please contact us at info@reachsanbenito.org


Join the fun!  Join the R.E.A.C.H. San Benito Parks Foundation as it advocates for and enhances the parks and recreation opportunities in San Benito County!  Volunteer activities include community events, grant writing, accounting/bookkeeping, and community outreach.