Where: 1300 Senter Road, San Jose
When: June 2nd
1:30pm-2:30pm Japanese Friendship Garden
2:30pm-5pm Happy Hollow Park & Zoo
Kelley Park Picnic: (free) We will start with a potluck style picnic at the picnic tables and/or shaded lawn area right behind the Japanese Friendship Gardens.
Japanese Friendship Gardens: (free) After lunch we will do a little photoshoot while walking the paths through the koi ponds, bridges and waterfalls. http://www.sjparks.org/regional/japanesefriendship.asp
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo: ($13) Then we will go explore the zoo and catch a ride on Danny the Dragon and the carrousel. Be sure to wear something you don't mind possible getting dirty if you want to pop into the petting zoo portion. http://www.hhpz.org/
Parking: There is sparse free street parking in the nearby neighborhood if you don’t mind searching and walking a couple blocks. The lots next to the Japanese Friendship Gardens & the History Park are $6. The lot in front of Happy Hollow and the new lot of Story Rd and Remilard are $10. Only the new lot accepts credit cards, all other lots are cash only.
Getting There: The address is 1300 Senter Road, San Jose. Car pools are always encouraged. If you are taking public transit the 73 and the 25 bus stops right in front of the park. If you are coming from out of town and would like to be picked up from a nearby Lightrail station or Caltrain station just let me know and ahead of time and I can pick you up.
j9isawesome bringing: something vegetarian, plates, napkins, cups, utensils
lacemosher bringing: homemade potato salad
*If you happen to know what you're bringing to the picnic- let me know when you RSVP.