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Saint James Park

St. James & 1st, near E. Santa Clara St. & N. Market, San Jose, CA 95113
+1 408-277-4661
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A small one block square park

A small Oasis in San Jose, used to be the central square for the city hall, jail and churches all... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Norma W
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Gilroy, California
Right Next To Postal Office

Fresh air and lots of people having good fun with their dogs, surrounded with beautiful buildings... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2016
Karim S
,
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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St. James Park is 6.8 acres and has restrooms
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good0%
  • Average23%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible43%
28 Sep 2016
“A small one block square park”
25 Feb 2016
“Right Next To Postal Office ”
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St. James & 1st, near E. Santa Clara St. & N. Market, San Jose, CA 95113
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+1 408-277-4661
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

A small Oasis in San Jose, used to be the central square for the city hall, jail and churches all fronted the park. Biggest claim to fame: the last public lynching (in California)occurred here in 1933 when John Holmes and Thomas Thurmond got dragged out...More

Thank Norma W
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Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Fresh air and lots of people having good fun with their dogs, surrounded with beautiful buildings, like the postal office and art decorations. The VTA is just great to arrive in for the free Wi-Fi.

Thank Karim S
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Once a nice public space that has been transformed into a hobo mecca. I do not recommend that anyone strolls there alone after sunset. During the day it looks pleasant enough from a distance, as it is a sizable park and surrounded by pleasant architecture....More

1  Thank Rob C
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

This park is mostly inhabited by the homeless. With the lightrail stops in the park, it is also used by drug dealers who can hop on and off the transport. The new children's playground is really nice, but most days I don't feel safe using...More

Thank mgmcpa
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

From afar, it might look like a pleasant park to stroll through, but once you get inside you realize it's full of people using drugs and or trippin' on drugs. There is a playground where some families play, but mostly, I'd avoid it.

1  Thank bigeatstinyme
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

This park really needs to get cleaned up. It is located in downtown San Jose when many beautiful buildings are, but it is not safe. The playgrounds and tables are flithy. Homeless are sleeping all over the grassy area, and many undiserables just hanging out....More

1  Thank iVeronica
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Saint James Park is a large green space with play ground area in San Jose area. It is close to high rise condos and central restaurant area of downtown San Jose. It is however also a haven for the homeless, which is ok. For tourists,...More

1  Thank mini
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

Its true that there are homeless who sleep here; on the other hand, across the tram tracks are the historic and beautiful central post office, and the sandstone old courthouse. There is also a statue of Pres. Wm. McKinley and accompanying cannon aimed at the...More

3  Thank Yguy94086
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Back in 1933 Brook Hart--son of a wealthy local merchant--was kidnapped and killed. When the alleged perpetrators were caught, the outraged public stormed the jail, dragged them to St. James Park, stripped them naked, and hung them both. An enterprising person took photos of them...More

7  Thank John O
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

I grew up in San Jose and while looking over the list, I could not believe St. James park was listed. We drove by everyday on the bus and there were always at least 20 homeless people laying about as well as some people I...More

2  Thank MCrush706
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