NO SHOES FACILITY
SOCKS REQUIRED BY EVERYONE. INDOOR "ONLY" HOUSE SLIPPERS WELCOME!
Older Children Policy
The Duck Pond is designed for children under the age of 5 years old. Children over the age of 5 are not allowed. This is important to note especially during Summer and Holiday breaks.
Thank you for keeping our Pond Safe!
Before you visit....
Please complete the following for faster check in (two documents below please complete both):
Sign up to Volunteer!
Join our team and volunteer with your child(ren) For every day you volunteer you get a Pass to come back for FREE!!
Volunteering is simple
- arrive 30 mins before doors open
- greet new families
- show them the lay of the play land
- tidy up
- email: email@example.com to get a trial day set up!
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! 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.
Toddler's view of Bubble Time!
Check out this Toddler's view of Bubble Time at the Pond!
What does it Cost? (no cash allowed. Only: credit, debit or checks) all cards accepted.
- $7 per child 6 months -5 years of age includes 2 adults
- Additional Adults $2 each
- $12 for twins
- $19 for 3 or more children - from one household
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. You MUST 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. Valid with card hold present. This discount is not vaild for speical events. Volunteer and come for FREE!!!
FREE- Volunteer scroll down to read about volunteering and visiting for FREE!
What do you get?
Each duckling can play on our playground or indoors, take 1 container homemade playdough or make a craft! (playdough and crafts offered while supplies last and only during Morning Open Play Sessions)
We are open every Monday Afternoon (only) and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday Mornings (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.
- Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
- 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. Use for our entire space indoor and outdoor!
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%
Give the Gift of Open Play!
5 visits for $35
Give the recipiant the confirmation email and have them show that at their first visit to redeem their gift! It's the best gift to give to all your friends!
Open Play / Playground Schedule
Please see our Open Play Schedule! *Monday Afternoons are 2 full hours of Open Play - no circle time or craft.
NO SHOES Policy
Please bring socks or indoor only shoes for both you and your duckling. You can go sockless if you like too!
Register and Sign our Waiver before your First visit with us!
Please take a moment and save yourself precious playing time and complete the two forms below. Show your email confrimation on your smart phone for proof of Waiver signed online.
One registration and waiver needed PER family.
Private Parties- More Options to Party at the Pond!!
We can't wait to celebrate with you!! Please see our calendar on our website to see our current availability! We will only book 2 months in advance. Our private parties are held on Saturday's only. We offer a colorful room full of toys, 8 tables, plenty of seating, tots and older children have plenty to of room to run and play in clear site. We offer 3 different party packages to choose from. To find out more click on the button below. Email us for availability and to schedule a tour! We will only book 2 months in advance of the month you're interested in. Cancellation policy: Refunds will be given only after we book the same or larger package and given 30 days notice. NEW FOR 2015: Party during Open Play!
- private parties, climate controlled, colorful room, circle time, toys, balloons and more!
Questions about our Open Play Sessions or Private Parties? Email us!
Check out our local partners and mention The Duck Pond for special offers and discounts!
Come Play at The Pond!
Join us for Open Indoor Play! Look for our Duck Pond Signs to guide you or look for the GateWay City Church sign.
- GateWay Community Outreach Center
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: The Duck Pond, write: New Toy Donation fund 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 your child while you volunteer, each time you come you'll get an extra visit added to your visit card! Find out more: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Make Playdough - we provide all the materials
- Craft Prep
- Supervise Open Play Area
- Join our Event Committee
- There are many ways to volunteer!
We are an Award Winning Play Space!
Check out the many awards we have won since our opening in 2012! Come and see for yourself why we are award winners!