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Latest News and Events

Welcome to The Newsroom. The latest press releases issued by Gilroy Gardens and details on upcoming events are all here. Working members of the media are welcome to contact the park with inquiries.

Gilroy Gardens to Celebrate 20 Years with Best Birthday Party EVER

February 25, 2020

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will be celebrating 20 years of family fun and magical memories with special birthday party-themed attractions and activities throughout the 2020 season.

Special Memories Wanted: Gilroy Gardens Collecting Photos and More for 20th Birthday Celebration

December 17, 2019

As Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park gets ready to celebrate its 20th season in 2020, the park’s organizers are collecting photos, videos, and other magical memories from guests who have grown up with the unique horticultural theme park.

Water Oasis Expansion at Gilroy Gardens to Open on Mother’s Day

May 2, 2018

The much-anticipated expansion to the popular Water Oasis play area at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will officially open to the public just in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Gilroy Gardens Opens for Family Fun on March 18

March 7, 2018

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will officially open for the 2018 season on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The park features over 40 rides and attractions, majestic gardens, and the world-famous Circus Trees.

The Magic of the Season Returns to Gilroy Gardens in Holiday@Night

November 21, 2017

As the sun sets this December, the holiday season comes to life with millions of twinkling lights, illuminated waterfalls, and peaceful lakeside trails.

Grownups Get In On the Fun During Harvest@Night at Gilroy Gardens

October 24, 2017

This November, for the first time ever, Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will be hosting the Harvest@Night Beer, Wine and Food Fest.

Gilroy Gardens Introduces Record-Setting Fun this Summer

May 23, 2017

This summer, guests at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will learn about the science of record-breaking while attempting to set official world records.

The Secret’s Out: Circus Trees at Gilroy Gardens

April 17, 2017

Visit California, the official state travel and tourism organization, recently recognized the Circus Trees at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park as one of eight “Hidden Gems” in California.

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Media Passes

Are you a credentialed member of the media interested in visiting Gilroy Gardens? Submit a Media Pass request online to get started.

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Media Pass Policy

The Media Admissions Policy for Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park enables working media to become familiar with the Park's many story opportunities and, at the same time, enjoy a day with family or friends. 

We are pleased to extend the following courtesies to working news media representatives:

  • Working media on assignment are provided complimentary admission to the Park and will be accompanied by a Public Relations representative.
  • Maximum of four (4) complimentary tickets per one-time visit to Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park to qualifying personnel during our the park season.

We are aware that some newspapers, radio stations and television stations prefer that their personnel not accept complimentary passes to events and attractions. We respect this policy and will gladly decline to offer passes to your personnel if you so indicate.

This courtesy is extended to active members of the news media only and does not include office, sales or retired personnel.  Complimentary admission is available to working news media in the following categories:



Publishers, editors, reporters, writers, photographers


Station managers, anchors/hosts/DJs, reporters, producers (news/feature), news directors, public affairs directors, assignment editors, videographers, program directors

New Media

Writers, editors, webmasters

*Freelance writers must provide written confirmation of assignment


Media Pass Policy

All requests for media tickets must be made online through the park’s official Internet website at No phone calls. All requests must be submitted a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the day you plan to visit.  A Public Relations representative must confirm your tickets.  Approved requests will receive a complimentary tickets in Will Call, which must be picked up at Guest Services along with a photo ID to receive your tickets. No exceptions.

Please contact us with any questions. Thanks for your continued interest in Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park!

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Media Contacts

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park's Public Relations Department welcomes inquiries and visits from credentialed members of the news media for the production of high quality news features and programs about our park. 

Attn: Marketing Department
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Working Media Only:

Stephanie Wheaton
Marketing Manager
Office: (408) 840-7112 (News Media Calls Only) 

David Cuellar
Marketing Operations Supervisor
Office: (408) 840-7155

Elijah Mancias
Marketing Operations Supervisor
Office: (408) 840-7127 


For publications, TV, radio advertising or other media inquiries contact our advertising agency:

Jason Raby
Director of Communications
Articulate Solutions, Inc.
Office: (408) 852-3514