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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 Opens for Spooky Nighttime Fun During Halloween@Night

September 25, 2017

Halloween@Night is an all-new evening experience opening at Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park on Friday, September 29. In addition to its regular daytime hours, the park will be open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 7:00 to 10:00 pm through October 29.

Gilroy Gardens Introduces Record-Setting Fun this Summer
with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
LIVE!

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 family theme park is partnering with GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS LIVE! to host an action-packed show, provide interactive experiences throughout the park, and make official attempts at existing world records.

The Secret’s Out: Circus Trees at Gilroy Gardens
Honored as “Hidden Gems” by Visit California

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. The park is featured in a special video filmed by Time Inc. that will be promoted through Visit California’s media channels the week of April 24, 2017.

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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 two (2) complimentary tickets per one-time visit to Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park to qualifying personnel during our the park season.

We do not provide complimentary tickets July 1st - 4th.  Complimentary media admission does not include concerts or other special events at the Park.

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:

 

Print

Publishers, editors, reporters, writers, photographers


Broadcast

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 www.gilroygardens.org/media-center/media-pass-request. 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. 

MAIL
Attn: Marketing Department
3050 Hecker Pass Highway
Gilroy, CA 95020

Stephanie Wheaton, Marketing Manager
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy CA 95020
Office: (408) 840-7112 (News Media Calls Only) 
Working Media Only: stephanie.anderson@gilroygardens.org

Jacob Estrada, Marketing Operations Supervisor
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy CA 95020
Office: (408) 840-7155
E-mail: jacob.estrada@gilroygardens.org

Zach Cohen, Marketing Operations Supervisor
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Hwy, Gilroy CA 95020
Office: (408) 840-7127 
E-mail: zachary.cohen@gilroygardens.org

ADVERTISING

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 
E-mail: jason@articulate-solutions.com