The Northside Neighborhood Association (NNA), formed in 1965, is the oldest neighborhood association in the City of San Jose with our motto of 'Clean Up, Keep Up'. Covering the area bounded by Julian on the south, Hedding on the north, Sixth Street on the west, and Coyote Creek on the east, the NNA has done a lot over the years to beautify the neighborhood, including planting hundreds of trees, creating an award-winning volunteer native garden out of a barren strip of city land along N. 18th Street, and building the beautiful antique-style cobblestone gateways in Backesto Park.

All residents who live within the boundaries of the Northside Neighborhood Association are automatically members and benefit from the the services of the NNA and associated groups. We imposes no dues, although contributions are always greatly appreciated. Our efforts and funds go towards developing, beautifying, servicing and bringing together the neighborhood through special projects, neighborhood events and ensuring that we have a strong and unified representation working for us in the City of San Jose government.

Featured news

Backesto Fountain Fundraiser

The Backesto fountain on 13th Street (between Empire and Jackson Streets) will turn 100 years old in 2020! It's our charming neighborhood fountain, and it needs a lot of TLC. Northside Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with Friends of Watson Park, is putting on a fundraising event May 5, 2019. Please click here for more information.

San José’s Northside: “A little bit of heaven”

San Jose State University students from the Urban and Regional Planning Department hosted a Northside Neighborhood Open House meeting at Grant Elementary School in San Jose which was open to the public. The organization discussed current neighborhood planning priorities to help shape Northside’s future by sharing its assessment work, as well as put together a video showcasing the history and residents of Northside.

Beautifying our neighborhood with Our City Forest

"Change our city, one tree at a time." Trees have the power to transform homes, communities, and cities. Volunteer as a Neighborhood Coordinator or partcipate in a Community Planting Event to help continue beautifying our streets and neighborhoods. Interested in coordinating a mass tree planting? Reach out to our friends at Our City Forest for more information.