Sunday, April 10, 2011
Happy Hollow Park and Zoo at Kelly Park, San Jose, Ca
1300 Senter Road
San Jose, CA 95112
The Park closed its gates after 46 years on July 9, 2008, for a $72 million green renovation. The scope of the project included the renovation of the 12 acres of existing ride areas and Zoo, as well as adding 4 additional acres to the facility which include several new animal exhibits, Veterinary and commissary buildings, Education Center, Guest Services and Gift Shop, Restaurant, new parking lot and pedestrian bridge, and updated the facility to meet all ADA requirements. The New Happy Hollow combines innovative green architecture with whimsical fun and will be applying to become Silver Certified under the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
The gates to the new Happy Hollow Park & Zoo opened on March 20, 2010, 49 years after the original gates opened in March 1961.
In 2011 – Happy Hollow Park & Zoo will celebrate its 50th anniversary!
Owner description: Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in San Jose has been a part of Bay Area families since it opened its’ gates in 1961. It’s a unique combination of family rides, amusements, a Puppet Theater, play areas and an accredited Zoo with over 140 animals, from endangered lemurs to miniature horses. Year round classes are offered for ages 12 months to adults as well as special events for all seasons. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo offers yearly Memberships for families and individuals.