Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation’s Martial Cottle Park is an amazing open space in the Southside of San Jose! Formerly a working farm, Martial Cottle is rife with agricultural history, a fact we will be working hard to highlight.
This hub will be bursting with tons of activates for all ages! In addition to the fun, this hub will feature standard amenities such as, Food Trucks, Resource/Info Booths, Restrooms, Hydration Stations, Bicycle repair, Viva CalleSJ merchandise, and many others. Happy Hollow Park and Zoo Activities
– The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Happy Hollow Park and Zoo will be providing several fun resources and engaging activities all day long. A schedule of activates is listed below:
- 10:00AM Get the Buzz about Bees – Join Happy Hollow’s bee expert, Steve, and learn all about the importance of pollinators.
- 11:45 AM Captain Conservation Story Time – Enjoy the magic of Happy Hollow’s mobile Puppet Castle Theater for a performance of a classic fairytale, “The Frog Prince.” Deep in the forest, a beautiful princess plays with her favorite golden ball. Carelessly, the princess loses her ball in a deep well. An ugly frog comes to her assistance, asking for a kiss in exchange for retrieving the golden ball. Will the vain princess keep her promise and kiss an ugly
- 10:00AM to 1:00PM Zoo Education Animal Ambassadors – Discover insects, reptiles, and turtles up close with Happy Hollow Zoo educators and animal ambassadors.
- 10:00AM to 3:00PM Gorilla Honey Table – Honey tasting and sales; learn about the importance of Happy Hollow’s conservation work, and bees.
- 10:00AM to 3:00PM Happy Hollow Park & Zoo Information Table – Learn more about Happy Hollow, and don’t forget to stick around for ticket giveaways, spin the wheel for a prize, and photos with Captain Conservation.
- 10:00AM to 3:00PM Glitter Tattoo Station – Go wild and get your sparkle on with a glitter tattoo of an American alligator or red panda.
Active Adult Fun Hub
– Come check out what we have planned specifically for residents 50. Warm up with group exercises, then join the group walk along the Viva CalleSJ route. Throughout the day enjoy a puppet show, Danny the Dragon story time, glitter tattoos or create a painting in the park. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services’ Adult 50+ Services provides engaging programs & classes at all 13 community centers throughout the City of San Jose. To find a community center in your local area visit the Active Adult 50+ booth at Martial Cottle Park. Veggielution
– Are you looking to get your hands dirty, play with soil, and learn about planting a garden? Local urban agriculture non-profit Veggielution has you covered. Come check out their fun garden activity and grab a snack from their food truck that features rotating local chefs from their cooking classes! PRNS Youth Programs
- Giving your child a wide range of experiences to make their childhood magical, the Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) offers developmentally appropriate programs to help inspire your child’s imagination, creativity, athleticism, and academic prowess. Arts and crafts, games and fun all day– don’t miss out on what our youth programs have to offer. Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation
– Marital Cottle Park is owned and operated by Santa Clara County. Park staff will be on hand the day of the event to show off their amazing space. Come check out what they have to offer! Try your hand and roping a steer, take a picture with their historic truck, or meet one of the many community partners that work at the park every day. Youth Helmet Giveaway
– Get your safety on and make sure your child is prepared for a day of riding, the City of San Jose's Department of Transportation will be giving away 500 free youth helmets. SJ MADE Local Maker Fair
- Local food artisans and entrepreneurs showing off their skills. Don’t miss your chance to chow down on some sweet treats and savory snacks! Pokémon GO @ Viva CalleSJ
– Help us give back to our community. This year, Pokémon GO trainers are invited to join us at our event and bring a donation that will be direct towards addressing homelessness issues in San Jose. This hub will feature one of the donation locations. Check out the latest updates section of our website for more information! Resource Exhibitors
– 15+ local agencies, organizations, and individuals providing information for those that may need assistance, or for those that may know someone that may need assistance. Resource exhibitors will be providing information or services that are free of charge for the day. Bicycle Repair
provided by Comm. Cycles of CA
(Please note, bicycle repair stations are intended for minor issues that arise at the event including: flat tires, loose brakes, or squeaky chains. They will not be able to completely repair a broken bicycle.)