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Kelley Park

Admission Fee

Parking Fee: $10.00 per vehicle, except in parking lot next to Japanese Friendship Garden, where parking is $6.00 per vehicle, $2.00 discount rate for seniors, active military, military veterans, and

Overview
The property on which Kelley park is built comprises 172 acres and is situated near the northern end of San José's Coyote River Park Chain. It once belonged to Mrs. Louise Kelley who inherited the land from her father, Judge Lawrence Archer, former mayor of San José. The Judge maintained a beautiful 600-acre estate, which was covered by prune, apricot, cherry, and walnut orchards, as well as some exotic trees. Mrs. Kelley referred to the estate as AR-KEL VILLA in honor of her father and her husband, Frank J. Kelley.

Kelley Park is one of San José's most diverse facilities, offering visitors an opportunity to enjoy a picnic or barbecue amid beautiful lawn areas and shade trees; a visit to the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo to see the many animals or take in a puppet show; a walk through the tranquil Japanese Friendship Garden with beautiful koi-filled ponds; and step back in time to turn-of-the-century San José at the History Park Museum.

For more information on Kelley Park please contact the Leininger Center staff at (408) 794-7275.

Picnic Areas
There are numerous picnic areas throughout the park which can accommodate small to very large groups. Several are available on a first come, first served basis (One adult may save only one table). Designated picnic areas are available through advanced reservations for a nominal reservation fee.

For information about group picnic reservations call (408) 794-7275

Leininger Center
The Leininger Center, located inside Kelley Park, is the main Park office for the City of San Jose, and provides the public with opportunities to make picnic reservations,wedding reservations, photo permits, and air jumper permits throughout the City of San Jose's regional and select neighborhood parks. In addition the center houses the City Wide Sports Department, which processes permits for sports fields reservations through the City of San Jose Parks, and the Special Park Use Unit which issues permits for organizations wanting to host a public event within the City of San Jose Parks.

Weddings
The Leininger Center also issues wedding permits through select approved ceremony sites throughout the City of San Jose Parks including: Almaden Lake Park, Emma Prusch,Japenese Friendship Garden, Kelley Park, Municipal Rose Garden, Overfelt Garden, Wisteria Arbor and select venues upon approval. Please note request of the Japanese Friendship Garden for a wedding ceremony does require an appointment with our wedding coordinator, who can be reached at 408-794-6505. In addition the Leininger Center also offers use of the Okayama Room for Wedding receptions and other private events, for more information please call 408-794-7275.

To contact Leininger Center please call (408) 794-7275.

Amphitheater
A Greek-style amphitheater, located behind Leininger Center, it can be reserved by groups for wedding ceremonies and other similar events. It can accommodate approximately 200 people. This area is not available for reservations from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.

For availability contact the park office at 408-794-7275

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    Amenities
    Provisions Information
    Acreage 172
    Reservable Picnic Sites Yes 
    Non-Reservable Picnic Sites Yes 
    BBQ None 
    Sports/Activities
    N/A
    Tot Lot None 
    Youth Playground None 
    Restrooms Yes 
    Parking Parking lot 
    Report a Concern 1-408-793-5510 or email a concern
    Rules and Regulations All Picnic Site Rules & Regulations