Happy Hollow Foundation


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In the 1950’s, people from all over the USA fell in love with Disneyland, and wanted some place like Disneyland in their home town. Jaycees, Alden Campen and Ernie Renzel (former Mayor of San Jose) took this dream to heart, and following Oakland’s lead (the creation of Oakland’s Fairyland), approached City “fathers” in 1956 with the idea of developing a children’s park on property owned and for sale by the Kelley Family (the property was on the market before Mrs. Kelley died and the family wanted to subdivide property). Starting in 2010 The New Happy Hollow combines innovative green architecture with whimsical fun, and has been awarded LEED® gold under the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program. Happy Hollow Park & Zoo exists to provide an affordable, sustainable, conservation-centered outdoor adventure for families with children. Happy Hollow takes great pride and fun in educating adults and children!


Laura Almaguer

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