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Please support our non-profit, Friends of San Jose 501(c)(3), in raising the funds to replace these decorative checkerboard inserts.
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MITP is a 930 square foot human game board located in Discovery Meadow of Downtown San Jose’s Guadalupe River Park & Gardens. You can visit us at http;//www.monopolyinthepark.com to learn more about lease-sponsorships, docent training, and board reservations.

Freshly re-painted and ready for play!
Freshly re-painted and ready for play!

The board is made of granite and is 200 times the size of the original Parker Brothers board, earning it a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest and most unique monopoly board in the world. At this location, there are four (4) picnic tables containing checkerboard center piece tops. After ten (10) years, these table tops need replacing to bring each back to the architect's original specifications.

vandalized checkerboard picnic table
vandalized checkerboard picnic table

There are two "Chrome Yellow" and two "Regal Blue" checkerboard tops that need to be purchased to replace the existing ones damaged by graffiti and the elements. Many children and adults enjoy the use of these tables when they visit the Children's Discovery Museum nearby, while MITP players also lounge there in between game action.

 The total cost to purchase four new checkerboard table tops, plus sales tax and shipping is ~ $700. We thought we'd raise a little extra to cover the labor and other miscellaneous costs. After installation they will be coated with an anti-graffiti sealer to protect and preserve this investment.

Please help our non-profit, Friends of San Jose 501(c)(3), raise the funds to replace this fun and useful amenity located at the park. 

Children love to play with giant dice and other large game pieces.
Children love to play with giant dice and other large game pieces.
These rewards are available with your pledge!
These rewards are available with your pledge!
collectible wine bag
collectible wine bag
Be sure to let us know what size shirt you request.
Be sure to let us know what size shirt you request.
Help us beautify Monopoly in the Park for all ages to enjoy.
Help us beautify Monopoly in the Park for all ages to enjoy.

Risks and challenges

We're a non-profit, so we're heavily reliant on contributions and donations from enthusiasts and party goers, paying to play the game with their friends, family, and loved ones. If we're unable to raise the money via this source, we plan to implement a self-help rehab initiative that will help to beautify the table centerpieces. The City of San Jose is not positioned financially to address the maintenance, upkeep, and security of the board and its surrounding features, while concurrently attempting to stem the tide of twelve (12) consecutive general fund deficits.

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    Added to monopoly boards in 1936 after Parker Brothers accepted the boardgame in 1935, here is a doll size version of Mr. Monopoly, aka Rich Uncle Pennybags.

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    Mr. Monopoly's 1930's doll size roadster "Racecar".

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    Mr. Monopoly's 1950's right hand pup "Scottie Dog".

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    Monopoly-In-The-Park non‐woven metallic one bottle wine bag with 5" gusset
    and 12" handle. This metallic 5" x 12" bag is designed to accommodate one bottle of wine with a 5" gusset and 12" handles and features stitched seams in the side and bottom gussets for added strength and protection. Its constructed out of 100 GSM (grams per square meter) non‐woven polypropylene with a metallic lamination. (Reusable, Recyclable, Spot Clean/Air Dry).

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    Monopoly-In-The-Park Limited Edition 100% Cotton Royal Blue T-Shirt (S, M, L, XL, XXL)

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