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McClellan Ranch Preserve
This 18-acre natural preserve 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 Boulevards), and the old water tower from Parish Ranch (now Memorial Park).
The Preserve is open everyday from Dawn until Dusk (Sunrise to Sunset).
McClellan Ranch Nature Museum and Blacksmith Shop: Free Drop-in Hours
The following Fridays: June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4 : 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Every Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Every Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Stop by the Nature Museum at McClellan Ranch Preserve for an up-close experience with the resident animals and nature exhibits. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you meet the animals and learn a bit about them.
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 Preserve. New upcoming classes include:
After School Activities
|A Day at the Ranch||73101||F||9:00am- 3:00pm||9/15||1||$35R/$42N|
|A Day at the Ranch||73334||M||9:00am- 3:00pm||10/16||1||$35R/$42N|
|Exploring Nature Through Crafts||73103||Tu||3:30pm- 5:00pm||9/5-9/26||4||$38R/$46N|
|Jr. Scientist's Club: Bones, Skulls, & Skeletons||73104||Tu||3:30pm- 5:00pm||10/3-10/24||4||$34R/$52N|
|Autumn Explorers||73106||Th||3:30pm- 5:00pm||10/12-11/2||4||$43R/$52N|
|Knitting with a Naturalist||73105||Tu||3:30pm- 5:00pm||11/7-12/12||6||$61R/$73N|
|Jr. Scientist's Club: Hot & Cold||Th||3:30pm- 5:00pm||11/30-12/14||4||$43/$52N|
Visit Reg4Rec for more information and to complete registration for these programs. Please note the 5 digit code in parentheses, which will be needed to complete the registration form.
The Cupertino Community Gardens are a 60+-plot organic garden located at McClellan Ranch Preserve. Each plot is rented and maintained by Cupertino residents. Contact Joanne McFarlin at joanneM@cupertino.org for more information and to be added to the waitlist.
Things To Do In The 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 Environmental Education Center (EEC)
- 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 Stevens Creek Trail to Blackberry Farm and the Stocklmeir Orchard
- enjoy the sparkle of Stevens Creek