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Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park

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Beautiful downtown park

From the water fountains to the extravaganza of Christmas in the Park, this park really is... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2018
clf1967
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Castro Valley, California
A Cool Place to Visit in the Summer

Yep, the fountain you can splash in is the major summertime cool off spot, but there is also a... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2017
mmoguls
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“ice skating”(4 reviews)
“ferris wheel”(4 reviews)
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3.05 developed acres Picnic Areas, Fountain, Cafe, Seasonal Farmer's Market, Summer Concert Series.
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Market Street, San Jose, CA 95112
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+1 408-535-3570
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

All sorts of downtown festivals happen here. It is a great meeting place year round. The one time you must go is Christmas in the Park in winter. Slightly campy, very magical, very free. The snake statue at the end of the park is great...More

Thank norcalgnome
Reviewed February 6, 2018

I love this park. It has big, tall trees to shade you when the sun is hot and the tree trunks are perfect for leaning against or sitting on the lawn and using a tree as a backrest. I like going to the park for...More

Thank MsMouseCalifornia
Reviewed January 8, 2018

From the water fountains to the extravaganza of Christmas in the Park, this park really is beautiful for both adults and children to enjoy. The park is in the middle of the road (it splits the directions of traffic so please be careful walking to...More

Thank clf1967
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Each year Christmas in the Park is held at Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park. There is fun rides (ferris wheel and many others), ice skating, as well as a park full of Christmas trees, Christmas displays, and train rides. There is a stage for live...More

Thank mini
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We spent a good 90 minutes at the Plaza de Cesar Chavez this weekend. Between the Christmas Trees, rides, photo opps, and more it was a blast. The park is great year round, too.

Thank ProfAragon
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Yep, the fountain you can splash in is the major summertime cool off spot, but there is also a pretty great concert series (paid entry) and the ever popular Christmas in the Park here too! This is a real melting pot San Jose location- you...More

Thank mmoguls
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This park has come a long way. Lots of trees and good programming over the summer months. They have Adirondack chairs and its very clean. I LOVE this park--highly recommended if you're in downtown and need some green space.

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed August 18, 2017

This park is smack in the middle of downtown San Jose. It isn't much most of the year... seasonal fountains going for local kids to play in on hot days, a number of benches and shade trees and some grass. And... the pay-bathroom pod on...More

Thank Lise W
Reviewed August 8, 2017

don't waste your time...not much there. very small, open park with nothing in it. during the afternoon, the place packs with homeless people trying to get the benches to sleep on.....

Thank Fred A
Reviewed August 7, 2017

This park was across the street from our hotel. It was enjoyable to see the children playing in the water and wish I could have joined. Seemed popular with local families.

Thank Sonia F
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