Spend part of your day exploring this intimate zoo, another part enjoying the rides perfect for toddlers to early grade school age, then another part enjoying the adjacent gardens, bridge across the creek, or a baseball game across the street. San Jose has it all right here!
- This is an age-old park with a modern facelift as of 2010, so many locals know it fondly.
- Half the park is filled with amusement park rides (free, with admission), which cater to toddlers and early school-age kids. Included amongst these is a Dragon Train.
- A large play area includes climbing, sliding, and crossing bridges and nets high up.
- Half the park is filled with zoo – for domestic farm animals as well as wild animals.
- There are several bathrooms, a restaurant, lots of benches and picnic areas, and a gift store.
- If you like Gilroy Gardens for your toddler, you’ll love this – the fee is lower and the location may be closer to home. It’s smaller, but you can easily spend two days here and not do it all.
- The entire park is outside, so bring a hat and sunscreen. Inland a bit, it can get hot here.
- Food is expensive, but you can pack a picnic and bring it in with you.
- It can be spendy to visit the park, because even parking costs money, but if you plan to stay several hours and your child is eager to check out the rides, this is economical.
- The entire park is handicapped accessible.
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