See the related story: Bob McGuire Park Opening: October 1, 2016
The Milpitas Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Commission (PRCRC) recently voted to name our city’s two newest parks, still in development, after two people who were important to our city’s development in very different eras and ways.
The first park is to be named after Bob McGuire. Mr. McGuire (1930-2012) was the first Director of Parks and Recreation for Milpitas (1964 – 1980), was active in the community, was voted Citizen of the Year in 1986, and was a longtime member of the PRCRC. He is the late husband of our current Events Director Harriett McGuire.
After he retired, he served on the Santa Clara County Grand Jury in 1992, and was elected Milpitas Director for the Open Space Authority for two terms. The amphitheater at the Community Center is also dedicated to him. He was one of the founding members and a steadfast supporter of the Milpitas Historical Society, serving as President and Vice President of the Society.
The park named for him will be a three-acre area included with multi-unit housing developments that are being built north of developments going in north of South Milpitas Boulevard and Montague Expressway. It will feature tennis courts, a small community center building and an outdoor amphitheater.