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Lake Cunningham Regional Park, San Jose

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Lake Cunningham is an artificial lake in Lake Cunningham Park, in East San Jose, California, near the Eastridge Mall and Eastridge Transit Center. It is not a geological feature recognized in the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). It is located on Capitol Expressway and stands next to Reid-Hillview Airport. The Lake Cunningham Skate Park and Raging Waters theme park are also in Lake Cunningham Park.The Lake Cunningham – Eastridge Mall area was one of Santa Clara Valley's three permanent wetland complex called "lagunas". The area was called Laguna Secayre during the initial Euro-American settlement (1769–1850). Laguna Secayre covered a much larger area than Lake Cunningham Park does now.Due to intense urbanization in the surrounding hill areas, the storm water that historically exited the canyons and percolated through the gravel below ground was channeled into pipes below the streets to Thompson Creek and Lake Cunningham. This has led to an increase in runoff during the winter storms.The lake and park are named after James F. Cunningham who owned the land before the city acquired it for flooding control.
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  • This park is a real disappointment. It's not well maintained, lots of trash on the grounds, the water in the lake looks bad, there is little shade and you have to pay to park.  more »
  • We reserved an area for our family reunion and this place was great! Lots of space for the kids to play, a p!e parking on a busy day, ice large grill to use.  more »
  • With our drought, the lake is still nice for a picnic. One person was even fishing while we were there. There are nice picnic areas all around the lake; it was spring. There is an excellent skateboard...  more »

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