9 Days of Christmas @ The Pond!
During the entire month of December you will need to REGISTER TO ATTEND OPEN PLAY… ---- No prepaid visits/punchcards are valid for the month of December. Please pay separately to attend each event. Cost will be $6.50 per child 6 months to 5 years old. Adults FREE! ---------- Only the first 100 families to register will be able to attend. ----- First 50 Ducklings will get a giveaway upon entry each day -------------- Due to limited space and the extra FREE activities added to our Open Play during the Month of December families will need to pre-register and pay online to attend. Registration is for the safety of you and your duckling to remain with in our room capacity ---- The first 100 families to register will be able to attend each day. The First 50 ducklings will get a giveaway each day. Watch our event page to find out if there there is room left for each day. No lineups prior to 9:30AM. ---------------------------------- Share your photos of your duckling at the event on Instagram with the hashtag #9daysofchristmasdp! We’ll feature some of our favorites on our page after the event at http://instagram.com/duckpondsj See a Volunteer for details.
Register and Pay for the 9 Days of Christmas!
STEP 1. Register your family to attend.
STEP 2. Pay online
Make sure to pay for each duckling 6 months to 5 yrs old. Adults are free.
Bring your confirmation for each day you pay to attend. No payment will be taken at the door.
No prepaid visits or punchcards are valid for ticketed events. Please pay separately to attend all events in December.
If you choose to drop-in we will do our best to accomodate as many drop-in families as possible. Priortiy will go to those that made reservations.
Check our event page for most recent Spots left
Register For Our Gingerbread Jamboree
It’s Our First Gingerbread Jamboree at The Pond!
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: DECEMBER 10TH!!
Have a sticky and sweet time at our Gingerbread Jamboree at The Duck Pond.
The Gingerbread Jamboree features candy buffets and lots of frosting! Decorate a homemade gingerbread house as a family or individually. This event is an essential holiday tradition for any South Bay family. Open to All ages!
Saturday December 21st come decorate from 3pm -5pm (all houses should be complete by 5pm)
Cost is $40 per group of 4 (includes one house). Additional guests are $5 each and additional houses are $25 each.
Pre-registration and online payment is required.
Space is limited - Register and pay today to guarantee your spot!
Step 1. Register
Gingerbread Jamboree Registration
Step 2. Pay
For your group of 4, additional guests or houses
The Duck Pond in Action!
Parent's/caregivers can relax with coffee and meet others while watching their ducklings (children) busy at play! Our venue is the perfect place for your next party, check out the colorful space we have to offer.
What is The Duck Pond?
South San Jose's Community Open Play Space! A non-profit, safe, clean indoor play space designed for infants and toddlers where they can learn while playing! Enjoy free healthy snacks. Host your next private party with us, read below for more details.
To provide an affordable, safe, clean play space for the entire community to enjoy.
What does it Cost?
- $5 per child 6 months -5 years of age
- $8 for twins
- $13 for 3 or more children - from one household
- Adults are free!
Group Discounts: Are you a member of a Mommy Group? Book a Playdate with us, get $1 off when you visit as a group! A minimum of 5 group members must attend to get discount. Email us for more details on how to book your playdate. *Some Restrictions apply.
Government Assistance Discounts: If you are currently receiving Government Assistance from: Cal-Works/Cal-Fresh programs entry is $1 per child. Show your current calworks/fresh card upon check in to get the discount.
FREE- Volunteer scroll down to read about volunteering and visiting for FREE!
Each duckling can take a bag of homemade playdough, make a craft, enjoy snacks and PLAY!
We are open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (except on major holidays), feel free to drop in anytime! We have open play with crafts and playdough until the last 15 minutes which we do Circle Time! Parents are encouraged to participate.
- Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Buy your Pre-Paid Visit FAST PASS CARD NOW!
Buy 10, 15 or 20 visit FAST PASS CARDS ONLINE!
Save time and PLAY MORE!! Once all your visits are on your fivestars card you can SKIP the line! Find out more at your next visit. Redeem at your next visit. Visits pre-paid do not expire! Good for children in same household.
Show your confirmation # from your phone or print out and your visits will be added to your account. You'll be able to skip the line the next time you come to play! Save time and buy NOW!
BUY 10 VISITS- save 10%
BUY 15 VISITS- save 10%
BUY 20 VISITS- save 15%
Open Play Schedule
Please see our Open Play Schedule!
NO SHOES Policy
Please bring socks or indoor only shoes for both you and your duckling. You can go sockless if you like too!
Private Parties- BOOKED FOR 2013! Booking for January -March 2014 NOW!
***WE ARE CURRENTLY BOOKED FOR 2013, We can book parties from January - March 2014 NOW! We can't wait to celebrate with you!! Our private parties are held on Saturday's and Monday afternoons. We offer a colorful room full of toys, 8 tables, kitchen with large freezer and refrigerator. We offer 3 different party packages to choose from. To find out more click on the button below. Contact us for availability and to schedule a tour!
- private parties, climate controlled, colorful room, circle time, toys, balloons and more!
Questions about our Open Indoor Play or Private Parties? Email us!
Come Play at The Pond!
Join us for Open Indoor Play! Look for our Duck Pond Signs to guide you or the GateWay City Church sign.
- GateWay Community Center/GateWay City Church
5884 Eden Park Place
San Jose, CA 95138
The Duck Pond
5883 Eden Park Place, San Jose CA 95138
The word is spreading about The Duck Pond! Check out the articles that have been writen about our playspace!
Donate to The Duck Pond and get a Tax Write off!
The Duck Pond has a Wish List through Amazon.com, you can see what we are looking for and can purchase it right on the website and it will be sent directly to us. We have a need for new toys, supplies for playdoh, art supplies and more. If you would like to donate to our New Toy Fund you can send a check. Checks can be made to: GCC and include The Duck Pond in the memo. We will send you a tax donation letter.
Volunteer and come for FREE!
Join our awesome team of moms and come for free! You can bring you child while you volunteer, each time you come you'll get an extra visit added to your visit card! Find out more: email@example.com
- Make Playdough - we provide all the materials
- Craft Prep
- Supervise Open Play Area
- Join our Event Committee
- There are many ways to volunteer!