Overview of San Jose
Parks near Naglee Park and East San Jose
Selma Olinder Park is the perfect place for a person or pup living in a San Jose rental. Located along Coyote Creek Trail, the park has separate small and large dog play areas so that all of the animals can get the exercise they need without the risk of injury. There's also tennis court facilities, a softball field, soccer field, a playground and reservable picnic spots with grills. This park is good for children too. In addition to the playground on the park, Selma Olinder is next to Olinder Elementary School, which has basketball, hopscotch and four square courts for the weekend. Also nearby is William Street Park for even more green space.
Just to the south
Also along the Coyote Creek Trail, Kelley Park gives animal loving renters of San Jose apartments a place to check out more exotic species. The park, open daily from 8 a.m. to a half-hour after sunset, is south of the Naglee Park neighborhood and is another ideal place to walk your furry friend. It has lots of pathways, groves, lawns and picnic areas on its 172 acres near the northern end of Coyote River Park Chain. But Kelley Park also offers lots of recreational options for adults and children too. Kelley Park is the site of the Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, where children and adults can see lemurs, jaguars, macaws and monkeys. In addition to the animals, there are rides, puppet shows, camps and conservation education opportunities. Also at Kelley Park is a 6-acre Japanese Friendship Garden, modeled after Japan's famous Korakuen Garden in Okayama and known for its tranquility and koi ponds. This is a great place to relax and take in the minimalist design.
Dog care while you're away
Close to apartments for rent in San Jose's Naglee Park neighborhood is a convenient place for dog care. Downtown Dogs Resort and Spa is a modern, high-tech dog care facility. Downtown Dogs offers daycare, kenneling, training and spa treatments like shampoos. It's always tough to leave your dog home when you go on a trip where he isn't welcome, but Downtown Dogs gives customers 24/7 webcams, smartphone apps and even lets you pick him up in the middle of the night if you want to.
San Jose is the perfect spot for pets and their owners who want to keep active and outdoorsy but still live in the 10th largest city in the United States.