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Parking at San Jose Regional Parks
Parking fees are collected daily and during park hours at Almaden Lake Park, Alum Rock Park, Kelley Park, and Lake Cunningham Regional Park. Parking fees are collected by parking booth attendants or payable at the Parking Machines with cash (exact amount only) or credit card. Daily Fees are subject to increase for selected Holidays* and summer weekends. (*Holidays are considered as Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, and Labor Day). Vehicles not displaying a parking receipt or pass may be subject to citation.

General Parking Fees

  • $6.00 per car at Almaden Lake Park, Alum Rock Park, and Lake Cunningham Regional Park
  • $10.00 per car at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo parking lots (1300 Senter Road and East Parking Lot off of Story Road)
  • Pay at machines or at the parking booth when attendant is available.

Discount Parking Fee (for age 60+, disabled placard owners, active military, and veterans)

  • $2.00 per car per visit with a “smart card” only
  • In order to receive the discount fee, a “smart card” that can be used at the regional parks listed above, can be obtained:
    • In Person
      • At Leininger Center at the Kelley Park Office during business hours.  “Smart cards” are unable to be issued at Almaden Lake, Alum Rock or Lake Cunningham Parks.  Proof of eligibility will be required upon application.
      • Guests may also receive the discounted fee by presenting proof of eligibility at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo’s Guest Services Office during operating hours.
    • By Mail
      • Applications with proof of eligibility can also be mailed to the Leininger Center Office at 1300 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95112.  Your application will be processed and your “smart card” will be mailed to you. Download application  here
  • Proof of eligibility for discounts includes:
    • Valid DMV Issued Disabled Person Paperwork
    • Valid government issued ID
    • Current Military ID card
    • DD 214 form

Annual Parking Hang Tags are also available and are good at all San Jose Regional Parks.  Annual hang tags are valid for one year from the time of purchase and can be used an unlimited amount of time during the year.  Hang tags are not transferable, non-refundable and non-replaceable.  Applications for Annual Hang Tags are available to download here and/or can be obtained through Leininger Center at the Kelley Park Office during business hours.

Annual Hang Tag Fee

  • $80.00 per pass

Discount Annual Hang Tag Fee (for age 60+, disabled placard owners, active military, and veterans)

  • $30.00 per pass

For more information on the parking programs, please call 408-794-7275 and hit “0” for a live person during business hours.

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