Sunday, August 12, 2012

Emma Prusch Farm Park

The once working 87 acre Prusch Farm in San Jose, California was bestowed to the city in 1962. Today, the farm is made into a public park so everyone can use it for recreation and learn about farming.
This Big Red Barn as it is called was built in 1983 and is used to raise animals later to be judged and auctioned at local county fairs.

This is how it looks like inside. It was very empty except for some chickens and few very large pigs like the one below.

It was very hot outside, but this one was too busy napping to care.

At the edge of the park is this public art structure called "Monument to the Last Barn" created by Gloria Bornstein.
The structure is designed to hold meetings, weddings, and or just a shelter from the weather.

The park has a small animal farm where you can feed and pet the animals.

A garden where people from the community can come volunteer to plant fruits & vegetables and learn about eating healthy.

From the distance, one would have thought this was a barn, but in reality, it is a Multicultural Arts Center where the public can rent to hold events.

The chickens roam free in the park and they are everywhere.

The turkeys are not so lucky and are locked up in a cage, but somehow this one escaped and ended up on the roof.

- Karen

12 comments:

rainfield61 said...

By having a place like this, the future generation can still able to know what is pig and chicken in real.

Jenny Woolf said...

Sounds great - though I wonder why the animal barn was so empty.

cocomino said...

The pig is so cute and the place looks very large and clean.

hallo belgique said...

Good shots!!

Regards from Belgium

Rachel Cotterill said...

It looks huge! Shame there aren't more animals there.

Rachel Cotterill said...

It looks huge! Shame there aren't more animals there.

James Wei said...

The pig photo is sooooo cute. I really like that shot. I feel like the pig too lol

betchai said...

love that red barn, so callinf or attention, and the pig looks so cute there napping :)

Filip and Kristel said...

Being a farmer must be hard work. You have to live for it.

Greetings,
Filip

Emm in London said...

It looks like you're having a gorgeous summer! I'm really enjoying your road trip about California. I'd love to visit the region one day but would likely only see the cities on my first visit.

llandudnopictures said...

Lots to see and lots to do. Perhaps the escaping turkey realised that Christmas is only four months away...

lina said...

It would've been great to have the place filled with more animals but what a great place! :)