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Alum Rock Park

Closed Now: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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My Lover's Lane Place.

I spent most of my Youth and early Adulthood at this Park. What an experience to have had the... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
esthertelin
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San Jose, California
A look into the past

This park was THE place to be in San Jose for many years. There are hidden leftovers from the time... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
DaftLifeofAdulting
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San Jose, California
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Alum Rock Park is 718 acres, has restrooms, 149 picnic tables, 85 BBQs, and 2 playgrounds.
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16240 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95127-1307
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I spent most of my Youth and early Adulthood at this Park. What an experience to have had the opportunity to have this beatiful Park so close to home!

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank esthertelin
Reviewed 5 December 2018

This could have been a simple little creek bed and picnic area, but there seems some fantastic history to view. There are remnants of a farmhouse, water collection pits (Man made stone water collectors) as water leaches from the hills. At my visit, December 2018,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rob19321
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This park was THE place to be in San Jose for many years. There are hidden leftovers from the time when Alum Rock was the boardwalk of the area. The mineral springs are fascinating and stinky. There is plenty of picnic grounds, and it is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DaftLifeofAdulting
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Located very close to Milpitas. Great park to spend a day with family and kids....my kid loved the eagle and spider stone statues!! Please carry your own food/snacks if you are planning for a picnic. Also go for hiking on the eagle hill and u...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ANANTHARAJ T
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Still great trails and very nice views of downtown San Jose. Another Icon of San Jose. Great for riding a bike to. Nice and peaceful. Good weather all year round. Yours truly Mike Ornelas.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mikeornelas28
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Have spent many a summer afternoon picnicing in the park. Great place for couples, families or large groups.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Stefani1220
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This historic park is a wealth of beautiful scenery and pleasant trails, often along a creek. At the turn of the century into the 1930s the park offered a huge natatorium, zoo and grottoes with mineral water springs. The large buildings are gone giving the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bbon2ur
Reviewed 10 July 2018

only about 20-25 min away from the downtown area, great park for hiking, picnic, bbq, relaxing, etc. old remnants of natural springs, shady, and stream with water and small fish is a great place for a family outing. highly recommended. some places were off limits...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SiliconGuy101
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

one of the nicest parks in San Jose to get away from the crush of Silicon Valley. Lots of friendly wildlife in the area such as deer, foxes turkeys, a wild pig once in a while and of course the occasional mountain lion. Lots of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chuck H
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This park has trails in the open and trails in tree areas. Enjoyable hike with terrific views. Lots of available parking and also had restrooms. We walked the trail with the trees and had a good workout!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Darla H
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maryd2448
26 October 2018|
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Response from ANANTHARAJ T | Reviewed this property |
Mostly there wont be connection inside the park. I haven't used one!!!!...u need walk a mile to get to the light rail station
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Kate S
13 October 2016|
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Response from GrannyGo55 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers about walking along the road but more areas for stroller are paved at the furthest parking lot. So depending on how far you want to hike and the time of year also makes a difference if you want... More
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