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Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo
1300 Senter Road

Mission Statement:

Happy Hollow Park & Zoo connects people to nature through play!


Letter suggesting the name of the ParkIn the1950's, people from all over the USA fell in love with Disneyland, and wanted some place like Disneyland in their home town. Jaycees, Alden Campen and Ernie Renzel (former Mayor of San Jose) took this dream to heart, and following Oakland’s lead (the creation of Oakland’s Fairyland), approached City “fathers” in 1956 with the idea of developing a children’s park on property owned and for sale by the Kelley Family (the property was on the market before Mrs. Kelley died and the family wanted to subdivide property).

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