California's Oldest Municipal ParkAlum Rock Park was acquired in stages over many years. The original claim is based on the first land grant by Governor Filipe de Neve, July 22, 1778. Alum Rock Park has survived many challenges to that original grant and on March 13, 1872 the California State Legislature set aside this land "...for all time to come, as a public park." Since 1872, Alum Rock Park has grown to be San Jose's largest, as well as our state's oldest city park. Once a well known mineral spring health spa, the park has been restored to a natural area of majestic oaks, gently flowing streams and waving grassland. This series of interpretive panels will help visitors explore the rich and colorful history of this fantastic park.
|Placed By||San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 606078 N 4139486|
|Decimal Degrees||37.39608333, -121.80156667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 23.765', W 121° 48.094'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 23' 45.90" N, 121° 48' 5.64" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 130 Creek Trail, San Jose CA 95127, US|
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