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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  • LOVE the roaming chickens and the little feeder machine. I thought this was a great interactive pastime and so fun for only 25-cents a handful of seeds. The only slight disappointment (and only becaus...  more »
  • What a wonderful little gem, and a great day out for the kids (and adult kids too). Working farm within a city park, with all kinds of educational opportunities, and frequent park activities. Lovely d...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Nice peaceful place to go visit when you can. It's filled with farm animals to experience the sensation of an ordinary farm dating back in time through history. Great for the kids since they get to learn about the farm, animals, plants, fruits and play in the playground or field.
  • Nice park with convenient access and free parking. The kids will enjoy the farm animals. The playground area looks large, but is fairly basic. The worst part is the constant noise from the highway.
  • Great place to visit with family/friends.big shout out to local ranger there who helped to find my lost phone!
  • Such a fun park for the kids. My kids loved all the roosters, ducks and peacocks running around as well as the orchard.
  • Except for the noise from the highway, this is an excellent park. Lots of farm animals (ducks, chicken, roosters, geese, peacocks, cows, horses) plus saddle rides for $10. The line for the rides was a bit long but well worth the wait. A huge playground, and also a large orchard with free fruit. A lot of picnic areas with barbecue pits and a wide lawn in the middle. Perfect for children and families.

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