Alum Rock Park Professional Review and Guide
"Alum Rock Park was founded in 1872, and at one time had an indoor swimming pool, mineral baths, a tea garden, restaurant, and dance pavilion, all served by a railroad from San Jose. The dance pavilion is long gone, but the mineral springs are still here, and the railroad bed provides a footpath along the stream. There are picnic areas, lawns, and a visitor center. On weekends the park can be jammed, but during the week it is a pleasant, uncrowded place."