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Emma Prusch Farm Park, San Jose

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Emma Prusch Farm Park is a 43.5 acre (176,000 m²) park in East San Jose, California. Donated by Emma Prusch to the City of San Jose in 1962 to use to demonstrate the valley's agricultural past, it includes a 4-H barn (the largest in San Jose), community gardens, a rare-fruit orchard, demonstration gardens, picnic areas, and expanses of lawn. The park is host to an annual Harvest Festival and is operated cooperatively by the San Jose Parks and Recreation Department and the non-profit Emma Prusch Farm Park Foundation.HistoryThe land for this 42acre farm park was donated by Emma Prusch to the City of San Jose in 1962 to keep for agricultural purposes, and provides an introduction to farm life. The park is operated as a small farm by the City of San Jose, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services. Barn space is provided to city kids in the 4-H and Future Farmers of America so they can experience farming practices in an urban environment. The farm also has a rare fruit orchard, a deciduous fruit orchard and two community gardens, and a 6acre urban farming project called Veggielution. In the spring, the park offers guided tours for K–3 school groups. These tours provide a sensory education emphasis while students learn about gardens, fruit orchard, poultry and livestock.
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  • This is a great park next to a little farm. There are chickens roaming around which is different and fun. Big and little park, good for kids of all ages. Swings and baby swings, slides, and climbing s...  more »
  • This farms have farm animals, quite some farm plants, and some farm tools. It is suitable for young kids especially for Halloween pumpkins. Older kids may also enjoy unless they are not interested in ...  more »
  • Free plentiful parking, lots of space for walking, picnicking, letting kids run around, lots of animal for them to gawk at, a playground for smaller kids. Went on a beautiful day.  more »
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  • My kid had a lot of fun here. We exercise and play. She ride a horse. I notice family party groups celebrering birthdays. Nice picnics here
  • Great parking lot. Big play structure. Fun animals for the kids to see. One of our favorites!
  • Free park with tons of farm animals. Open til dusk. Ducks and chicken roam freely. Large grassy area for picnics. Huge community garden. Veggielution sells their organic produce grown there on Saturdays. Jungle gym for the kids, inexpensive horseback lessons on the weekends. Buy feed for 25 cents and feed the ducks and goats. Discount on classes for low income.
  • Wide open park. Nice place for a family outing. Amazing collection of fruit trees.
  • An amazing neighborhood farm providing an underserved community with access to local, organic produce. Meet the farm animals, attend a workshop, or simply enjoy the impressive playground.