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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 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

Open House Hours:

Fridays: 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturdays:  11:00am - 3:00pm

McClellan Ranch Preserve Improvements
The City of Cupertino is pleased to inform park users that improvements are being made at McClellan Ranch Preserve. An Environmental Education Center is being built to accommodate school groups and other programs currently operating out of the Nature Center and the Blacksmith Shop will be relocated and rebuilt to preserve the structure. We apologize for any inconvenience that this construction may cause during the building phase. At times there may be unforeseen impacts to facility and restroom access and parking. We will do our best to accommodate park visitors, but we appreciate your patience and understanding during this period when visiting the park. More information may be found on the City Web page at

Anticipated Construction Period: March/April 2014 - Winter 2015

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 2012 season.  Contact Dave Jahns at, or (408) 777-3120 for more information and to be added to the wailtist.

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 Info about Bullock's Orioles
Bullock's Orioles

Hooded Orioles Info about Hooded Orioles
Hooded Orioles

Last updated: 10/1/2013 2:42:06 PM