Discovery Meadow

Woz Way at West San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95110

(408) 298-5437


Discovery Meadow is located at the south end of Guadalupe River Park, in front of the Children's Discovery Museum. It features a large expanse of lawn and is used extensively for festivals during the summer months. The Riverwalk trails along Discovery Meadow follow the river closely and are lined with comfortable park benches.

Place Information

  • Place Category


  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Word on the Street

Guadalupe River Park's Discovery Meadow lies just outside San Jose's famous Children's Discovery Museum. It's not a "playground" type park, with slides or swings or a sandbox (although parts of Guadalupe River Park are indeed like that: it's a weird park that stretches along the river and if you follow it through downtown you do end up at places where there are slides and swings and such), but what it is is something parents put great store in when they look for a park:  It's a great, big, green, open space.  And it's perfect for just letting the kids run and run and run in.  It is also the best place in the Bay Area to lie down on the grass and watch airplanes land. Because this green swath is right in the flight path for Mineta (SJC) airport and the planes come in low and steady before they clear the buildings downtown.  Any young airplane lover will be exclaiming and pointing and running and jumping every five minutes, whenever another plane would fly overhead.The museum was fun too.

Discovery Meadow: From the Parents


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