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The 5 best parks in San Jose

San Jose Municipal Rose Garden | Photo: John D./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on November 08, 2019.

Looking to check out the top parks around?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top parks in San Jose, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're in the market for parks.

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1. San Jose Municipal Rose Garden

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First on the list is San Jose Municipal Rose Garden. Located at Naglee and Dana avenues in the Rose Garden, the park and botanical garden is the highest-rated park in San Jose, boasting 4.5 stars out of 476 reviews on Yelp.

2. Alum Rock Park

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Next up is Alum Rock / East Foothills's Alum Rock Park, situated at 15350 Penitencia Creek Road. With 4.5 stars out of 303 reviews on Yelp, the park has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Emma Prusch Farm Park

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East San Jose's Emma Prusch Farm Park, located at 647 S. King Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the park 4.5 stars out of 207 reviews.

4. Alviso Marina County Park

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Alviso Marina County Park, a park and hiking spot in North San Jose, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 123 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1195 Hope St. to see for yourself.

5. Japanese Friendship Garden

Photo: Carissa K./Yelp

Over in Fairgrounds, check out Japanese Friendship Garden, which has earned four stars out of 308 reviews on Yelp. You can find the botanical garden and park at 1300 Senter Road.


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