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Overfelt Gardens

Overfelt Gardens is a 33-acre (130,000 m2) park in San Jose, California, USA.



The land for the park was donated by Mildred Overfelt in 1959, in memory of her parents, William and Mary Overfelt, early San Jose pioneers that started grain and dairy farms in the 1860s.

Park features

Early features added to the park include picnic areas, restrooms, a fountain dedicated to Mildred, and a "fragrance garden" comprising many aromatic plants. Later paths were added around the rest of the park and its three lakes, with a section designated as a California Native plant and Wildlife Sanctuary.

The southeast section of the park includes the Chinese Cultural Garden, commemorating Sun Yat-Sen, Chiang Kai-shek, Confucius, and Chinese culture in general, including a large black stone, mined and shipped from the Republic of China.


Overfelt Gardens is located on McKee Road between East San Jose and the North Valley. Independence High School lies just to its north.


  • Overfelt Gardens, City of San Jose Department of Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services, March 2001.

37°21′47″N 121°51′13″W / 37.363029°N 121.853528°W / 37.363029; -121.853528



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