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Older Children Policy

The Duck Pond is designed for children under the age of 5 years old. Older siblings welcomed during Holidays and school breaks! (We have a WII & gameroom for them to enjoy) Thank you for keeping our Pond Safe! 

Before you visit....

Please complete the following waiver for faster check in!


Complete our Online Registration & Waiver- Before your First Visit!

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Upcoming Events and Information!

Find all our upcoming events here! Please follow the links to the facebook event page for each to find out details!

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? Cash & all cards accepted.

Government Assistance Discounts: If you are currently receiving Government Assistance from: Cal-Works/Cal-Fresh programs entry is $5 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.

What do you get?

Each duckling can play on our outdoor playground or indoors,  make a craft! (crafts offered while supplies last) As well as dance and sing during Circle Time (Tues. & Thurs.) and vital interactaction with other children their ages.



We are open every MONDAY-FRIDAY Morning (except on major holidays), feel free to drop in anytime! We have crafts and playdough!

Buy your Pre-Paid Visit FAST PASS CARD NOW!

Buy 10, 15, 20 or 35 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!

Purchase Fast Pass Online!


Give the Gift of Open Play!
5 passes for $40


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!


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.  

Click here to Complete our Registration and Waiver
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Saturday Community Events

We will offer Community Events throughout the year that all will be able to join! Check our event calendar to see when they are and what we will offer! 

We hope to see you at our community events this coming year!

Please email us if you would like to have a basic package private party during the week!

Thank you so much for your support!

Private Parties

Private parties will be back starting in September! Contact us today to reserve your spot! Check out our packages!

Duck Pond Party Packages
Duck Pond Party Inquiry Form

Contact Us

Questions about our Open Play Sessions or Private Parties? Email us!

Our Partners!

Check out our local partners and mention The Duck Pond for special offers and discounts! 

Our Preschool and Elementary School Partner

Achiever is a wonderful preschool and elementary school. It is affordable, safe and easy to access. We know you'll feel right at home at ACS, check them out for your family!

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.

Mailing Address

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!

Red Tricycle


Donate to The Duck Pond and get a Tax Write off!
The Duck Pond has a Wish List through, 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 plus a BUNCH of additional perks! Email us to get more information or set up a trial day!

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! 

The Duck Pond is an outreach of Gateway Community Outreach

check out our other community offerings for the entire family!