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Robert Doerr was a former Mayor of San Jose in the 1950’s and the Mayor at the time of the establishment of the Sister City Programs and played a key role in that effort as a Charter member of the Sister Cities programs, Okayama being the first of the San Jose Sister Cities. Mayor Doerr and his wife traveled to Okayama in the late 1950’s which helped to create the strong bond between the two cities.
The new trail can be seen at Doerr Parkway at Doerr Park at Wilshire Drive and Potero Drive in San Jose (just off Camden Ave), near the tennis courts. Each of the sister cities is highlighted here.
Special thanks to the Parks Department of the City of San Jose and Yves Zsutty for their work on this project.