The San Jose National Wildlife Refuge – This is a protected refuge that is used for migratory birds and other wildlife. It’s located on U.S. Highway 101 between Gilroy, California and Santa Clara, California (about 25-miles south). Palomares Hills Off-Road Park City of San Jose – Palomares Hills is reserved exclusively for all-terrain vehicles , dirt bikes , motorcycles and four-wheel drive recreation activities .
Guadalupe River Park & Gardens – With 160 acres, the Guadalupe River Park is the largest city park in San Jose. The park stretches about two miles along the banks of Almaden Quicksilver County Park. In total, this area is a protected watershed .
Raymond Bernal Jr. Memorial Park – It features baseball/softball fields, a skate park, basketball courts and children playgrounds. It also has concession stands that are run by the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Jack Levin County Park – The park enables visitors to enjoy fishing, picnicking, hiking trails and nature appreciation along with programs offered throughout the year.
River Oaks Park – It provides a boat launch and fishing pier. This park also features picnic areas, children playgrounds and jogging trails along the river .
Turtle Rock Park – It features 9-holes of golf, a driving range and putting green. Traditional park amenities (such as picnic areas, restrooms, play equipment) are available at this location .
Marian Bear Memorial Park – This is a traditional neighborhood park that provides walking paths, children playgrounds , soccer fields and large open spaces where families can gather for picnics or just to enjoy the outdoors.
Tiger Woods Learning Center II – The primary focus for these facilities is youth education using Community Education Centers (CEC) classrooms and computer technology in accordance with Almaden/Santa Teresa County Schools curricular guidelines .
Almaden Lake Park – The most popular feature of this recreational site is its fishing lake. There are also several picnic areas and restrooms available to visitors. Other facilities include horseshoe pits, softball fields and volleyball courts
Almaden Quicksilver County Park – The heavily wooded hills surrounding the historic mining town of New Almaden provide a picturesque backdrop for hiking, horseback riding trails and camping within this 7,316-acre park .
Wellington Community Park – It features baseball/softball fields and a playground, which is located adjacent to the Community Center. The center offers various community programs, including afterschool care .
Inveresk Park – This park provides hikers, bikers and horseback riders with access to the Guadalupe River trail, which in turn connects them to other trails into the surrounding hills. Other amenities include children playgrounds , picnic areas and restrooms
Estacion de Servicio Milpitas (Milpitas Station) – It features an area that can be used as a small amphitheater for outdoor productions such as plays or concerts. There’s also bike racks available for visitors who ride their motorcycles/bicycles to this park .
Midtown Neighborhood Park This park includes two playgrounds/play areas, a picnic area and a community garden .
The Alameda Open Space is located in the heart of downtown San Jose near shopping and businesses. The park features 10-acres of open space with walking paths, benches, shade trees and sculptures .
Alum Rock Park – This large municipal park consists of approximately 1.8-miles of trails surrounded by groves of oak trees. The hiking/biking trails are available from 8am to sunset year round
Coyote Creek County Park – It’s an undeveloped natural area featuring wetlands along Coyote Creek. There are also several kilometers of hiking trails that meander throughout the valley floor .