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McClellan Ranch Preserve


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McClellan Ranch Preserve
This 18-acre natural preserve park was a horse ranch in the 1930's and 40's. The site houses a nature museum and community garden. Preserved are the original ranch house, milk barn, livestock barn, a replica of Baer's Blacksmith Shop,originally located at De Anza and Stevens Creek Blvds, and the old water tower from Parish Ranch, now Memorial Park. McClellan Ranch is open from 6:00am to dusk.

McClellan Ranch Preserve Improvements Update
Posted Date: 5/14/2014

California Sculpture

The City of Cupertino is pleased to announce that improvements are being made to the park. A new Environmental Education Center is being constructed and the Blacksmith Shop will be relocated and improved to preserve the structure.

The City of Cupertino apologize for any inconvenience that this construction may cause during the construction phase. At times, there may be unforeseen impacts to facility and restroom access, parking and traffic. We will do our best to accommodate park visitors and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this period.

Construction at the site will occur between 7 am – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.
Anticipated Construction period: June 2014 – March 2015

More information may be found on the City website at
If you have questions regarding the work, please contact the Public Works Department at 408-777-3354 or by email:


Stevens Creek Trail Map

 McClellan Ranch Open House
Stop by the Nature Museum at McClellan Ranch Preserve for an informal visit with the resident animals. Volunteers will be on hand to help you meet the animals and learn a bit about them. Open House Flyer . **The museum will remain open during the construction period**

Open House Hours:

Fridays: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturdays: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Nature Classes and Activities
Looking for a fun, educational and unique experience for your child this winter season? How  about an outdoor adventure for the whole family? Sign-up for one of our fun and educational nature activities and learn about the rich history, thriving habitat, and natural resources that make up McClellan Ranch Park.  Follow the link below for more information and to sign up today!
Community Gardens
The Cupertino Community Gardens are a 60+ plot organic garden located at McClellan Ranch Preserve.  Each plot is rented and maintained by Cupertino residents.  Plots are currently filled for the 2014 season.  Contact Dave Jahns at, or (408) 777-3120 for more information and to be added to the waitlist.

Things To Do In Park

  • hike on your own or with family and friends
  • see more than 100 species of birds
  • participate in an after-school nature program 
  • go on a naturalist-led hike
  • meet the animals at the Nature Museum
  • volunteer to help with a habitat restoration project
  • learn a bit about the area’s history
  • catch a glimpse of a deer, coyote or bobcat
  • check out the Cupertino Community Garden 
  • follow the new Stevens Creek Trail to Blackberry Farm
  • enjoy the sparkle of Stevens Creek

Birds Found In The Park

Bullock's Orioles
Bullock's Orioles

Hooded Orioles
Hooded Orioles

Last updated: 1/12/2015 1:56:51 PM