GYHs road collapsed during the winter February rain storms at
Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, Feb-Mar 2017!
County road crew worked between storms to fill the 9-foot drop to road level again. The subsequent storm loosened the underholding and the road slipped another two-three feet. No problem, though. The road crew filled in the dropped area with more fill, and ran their heavy equipment over it to assure it is well compacted.

The road construction work, of course means,
................"Women of Gilroy Hot Springs"................
RESCHEDULED it to Women's History Month, MAY 20TH, 2017. Download the flier

But no reason to fear the road condition when coming to this public event! County Road Supervisor Rene assures me he is sending up a crew to make sure the road is level and solidly packed. He says the underground moisture that shifted the ground has dried up if you would like to become a docent volunteer, watch the Coe Park website for volunteer opportunities. Follow the "Support Coe" link to "Lend a hand" opportunities.

Meanwhile, Guided tours continue
the 2nd Saturday and 4th Saturday of most months, plus some Sundays, subject to public demand and availability of docents.
If you are interested in a guided tour, please email us email (, or phone (1-408-314-7185).
If you would like to train as a volunteer docent, please email usemail (, or phone (1-408-314-7185).

We had 2 Park Champions volunteer work days last year, and we're looking forward to more this year.
If you are interested in helping, send us an email and we'll add you to the
We cleared weeds on the roadway and tour path in preparation for the annual events.
We also did dirt removal beside the Ladies' Bath to deter further erosion to the building.
A limited number of volunteers were allowed (10 new, plus the veteran GYHS team), and we're looking forward to more opportunities to work with these fine individuals who share the passion for protecting and helping sustain our State parks!
Find out more at their website, Park Champions
To Register for future events state-wide, please go to their website:

NEW: We're working on an interpretive project that will showcase the Japanse of Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs Who were they? Why did they come to GYHS? What did they do for GYHS? Among the people are H.K. Sakata, S Enomoto, Nagao Sakurai, Fujio "Fred" Matsuyama, Captain Masuo Kitaji, Henry Kato, K. Yamada, and the Flower Growers Association

Yes, volunteers needed! Please email us.

We are updating the website ( ), and reorganizing it.
Yes, all this information will appear on different pages under different tabs.
We want to get you the information you're seeking. Eventually we'll post photos and more of the history. Thank you for your patience while we transition.

Our mission remains the same: to protect, preserve, and restore public access to Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, an area of Henry W. Coe State Park which is historically rich in cultural diversity.