Guadalupe River Park

Guadalupe River Park is located in the heart of downtown San Jose, California and runs along the banks of the River Guadalupe. Various guided tours of the park are offered with free parking available around the Visitor Center. The park has many things to see and do including a tot lot and playground and a carousel that opens year round from 10am to 5pm Tuesday through Sunday.

Visitors to the park will see a variety of wildlife such as black-tailed jack rabbits, snowy egrets, red-tailed hawks, skunks and gopher snakes. Feeding animals here is prohibited and pet owners are required to keep their dogs on a leash when walking through the park. Fishing on the river is permitted although anyone 16 and over must have a state sport fishing license.

Other points of interest include the Children's Discovery Museum, where visitors can enjoy over 150 interactive science, humanity, arts and technology related exhibits. An unusual feature is the world's largest monopoly board, which is 930 square feet and enables groups to actually play the property game outside. A touching place to visit is the AIDS Grove, where memorials honoring people who have died from the disease are located.

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