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nice city park

Nice city park. Trains cut through (safely), and there is a sizable homeless population, but still... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Dennis P
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 September 28, 2016
Wynn R
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Gilroy, California
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27 Aug 2018
“nice city park”
31 Aug 2018
“Beautiful park in the middle of San Jose University”
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St. James Park is 6.8 acres and has restrooms
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St. James & 1st, near E. Santa Clara St. & N. Market, San Jose, CA 95113
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Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Is close, the VTA cross and it takes you all over the city. There’s always yoga in the mornings, basketball and other activities thought the day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Nice city park. Trains cut through (safely), and there is a sizable homeless population, but still feels safe and beautiful, and has some history in it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dennis P
Reviewed September 28, 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Wynn R
Reviewed February 25, 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.

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank karimexicogdl
Reviewed September 7, 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

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Rob C
Reviewed July 19, 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

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed June 5, 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.

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank bigeatstinyme
Reviewed March 31, 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

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank iVeronica
Reviewed August 6, 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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank mini
Reviewed October 10, 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

Date of experience: November 2012
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