San Jose Event Venues: Parks and Community Centers

San Jose has many parks and community centers with picnic areas, meeting rooms, and other function space available to rent for events.

Almaden Community Center
408-268-1133
6445 Camden Ave, San Jose
Almaden Community Center has a gym, a fitness center, a computer lab, teaching studios, a children’s center, a kitchen, a multipurpose room, and classrooms. Most of the spaces at the community center are available to rent for events.

Almaden Lake Park
408-535-3570
200 E. Santa Clara St, San José
Almaden Lake Park is a 65 acre park with a 32 acre lake, hiking trails, and picnic areas. The park’s amphitheater is available for wedding ceremonies with up to 75 guests.

Billy De Frank LGBT Community Center
408-293-3040
938 The Alameda, San Jose
Billy De Frank LGBT Community Center has several spaces available for meetings and events. The Ballroom accommodates up to 250 people. The Library accommodates up to 40 people. Room A accommodates up to 30 people. Room B accommodates up to 20 people. Room C accommodates up to 35 people.

History Park
408-918-1045
1650 Senter Rd, San Jose
History Park is a 14 acre landscaped park that includes a historic town with buildings and a trolley. The park has picnic tables and a barbecue area and can accommodate picnics and private events with up to 1,000 people or festivals and exclusive use events with up to 10,000 people.

Japanese Friendship Garden
408-794-7275
1300 Senter Road, San Jose
Japanese Friendship Garden is a peaceful garden with a Koi pond, bridges, and waterfall. The garden is a popular setting for wedding ceremonies.

Kelley Park
408-794-7275
1300 Senter Rd, San Jose
Kelley Park is a 186 acre park with a zoo, a Japanese Garden, and a museum. The park’s amphitheater is available to reserve for events with up to 200 people. The Learning Center’s Okayama Room and patio is available for events with up to 175 people. Several picnic areas are also available for events with capacities ranging from 30 to 200 people.

Municipal Rose Garden
408-535-3570
1500 Naglee Ave, San Jose
Municipal Rose Garden is a 5 ½ acre rose garden with a reflection pool, a fountain, and an arbor. The park has two sites available for wedding ceremonies. The Rose Garden Stage area accommodates up to 200 guests. The Fountain/ Arbor area accommodates up to 75 guests.

Overfelt Gardens
408-794-7275
368 Educational Park, San Jose
Overfelt Gardens is a community park with a 1.6 acre wildlife sanctuary. The park’s picnic area has 12 tables and accommodates events with up to 120 people. The park also has a wedding ceremony site that accommodates up to 75 people.

Prusch Farm Park
408-794-6262
647 S King Rd, San Jose
Prusch Farm Park is a 47 acre historic farm that serves as a park. The park’s Multicultural Building c is available to rent for events 238 people. The meeting hall accommodates up to 67 people and has a kitchen. Picnic areas are also available for events.

Raging Waters
408-238-9900
2333 S White Rd, San Jose
Raging Waters is a 23 acre water park with a wave pool and a water fort. The park has cabanas available to rent for groups of 4-6 people each. Group tickets and catered picnics are also available at the park.

San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighbor Services
408-794-7275
200 E. Santa Clara St., San José
San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation, and Neighbor Services manages park space rentals at parks throughout San Jose. Picnic areas are available with capacities ranging from 30 to 400 people. Ball fields, swimming pools, and other amenities are also available to rent for events. Permits are available for inflatable bouncers.

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