Kelley Park is one of San Jose's most popular public spaces, this 172-acre park holding gorgeous scenery, several walking trails, picnic pavilions, and even an onsite living history museum and Japanese Garden.
The parkland is located near the Coyote River Park Chain and holds several different remnants of tree orchards such as prune, apricot, cherry, and walnut trees. Aside from this natural beauty, it also holds the Japanese Friendship Garden, a 'stunning compilation of stone features and immaculately trimmed shrubs around a large pond.' See traditional stone architecture, koi and catfish, and tranquil garden setups throughout.
You will also find a Greek-style amphitheater holding regular events behind the Leininger Center, which is the main San Jose park office. Very nearby the park is the Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, which you can read more about on its page.
Perhaps the most popular feature of the park is the onsite living history museum, History Park. This 14-acre area holds 32 buildings reminiscent of small-town America in the early 1900s. Explore pioneer day relics and shops, including a post office, doctors office, smith shop, and so much more. There are running trolleys to take you about the park, as well as a working ice cream shop on site!
Kelley Park is the perfect spot to take your group for an afternoon!