Located in East San Jose, Emma Prusch Farm Park includes barn community gardens, an orchard, picnic areas and expanses of lawn. The first Saturday in October of every year, the park hosts the Harvest Festival, a fair with multicultural dancing, a hay wagon ride, an animal expo, fresh apple cider, plant sales, and other family-friendly activities. The entrance is free.
Operated by the San Jose Parks and Recreation Department and the non-profit Emma Prusch Farm Park Foundation, Emma Prusch Park offer guided tours for school groups where children get to see the gardens. They can participate in educational experiences related to farming projects and while exploring the fruit orchard, they are able to see exotic trees that include citrus, bananas and other subtropicals.
Emma Prusch Farm Park has spacious backyards surrounded by trees that are perfect for a BBQ or even a picnic. Whether you grill or bring your own food, you will definitely have a great time with family and friends. And if you are bringing kids, there is a large gymnasium park where they can run and play with other children. Also, they can access to the petting facility that allows them to be close with different animals. This park is open to the public year-round but the best time of the year is definitely autumn because it is when you get to see the trees changing colors and it is the perfect time to connect with nature!
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