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For many years Gilroy Gardens has been recognized by our peers for excellence. We are honored to have earned such recognition and we sincerely thank them all for these fine awards.

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Amusement Today "Golden Ticket" Award

  • 2021 Best of the Best! - Most Beautiful Park 5th Place
  • 2019 Best of the Best! - Most Beautiful Park 4th Place
  • 2018 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2017 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2017 Best of the Best! - Best Children's Park 5th Place
  • 2016 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2015 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2014 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2013 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2012 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2011 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 3rd Place
  • 2010 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 3rd Place
  • 2009 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 3rd Place
  • 2008 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 3rd Place
  • 2007 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 2nd Place
  • 2006 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 3rd Place
  • 2005 Best of the Best! - Best Landscaping 3rd Place

Bay Area Parent - Best of the Best, Silicon Valley

  • 2021 - Silver Medal Local Family Getaway
  • 2021 - Silver Medal Best Zoo, Aquarium or Nature Center
  • 2021 - Bronze Medal Best Local Family Entertainment
  • 2020 - Silver Medal Best Local Family Entertainment
  • 2020 - Bronze Medal Best Zoo, Aquarium or Nature Center
  • 2018 - Gold Medal Best Zoo, Aquarium or Nature Center
  • 2017 - Bronze Medal Best Zoo, Aquarium or Nature Center
  • 2016 - Best Zoo, Aquarium or Nature Center
  • 2007 - Best Outdoor Recreation Area
  • 2006 - Hall of Fame Best Amusement Park
  • 2005 - Family Favorite
  • 2004 - Best Amusement Park

Out & About "Who Do You Love?" - Silcon Valley Best of the Best

  • 2021 - Best Place to Take the Kids
  • 2020 - Best Place to Take the Kids
  • 2018 - Best Place to Take the Kids
  • 2016 - Best Public Garden
  • 2012 - Best Place to Take Your Grandma
  • 2012 - Best Place to Take the Kids
  • 2012 - Best Place to Forget Your Troubles
  • 2011 - Best Place to Take Your Grandma
  • 2011 - Best Place to Take the Kids

International Ride Training

  • 2021 - International Ride Operator Certification Audit Excellence Award

Trip Advisor

  • 2019 - Certificate of Excellence - 4.5 Stars
  • 2018 - Certificate of Excellence - 4.5 Stars
  • 2017 - Certificate of Excellence - 4.5 Stars
  • 2016 - Certificate of Excellence - 4.5 Stars
  • 2015 - Certificate of Excellence - 4.5 Stars

Davey Awards

  • 2016 - Silver - Design/Print in Print Campaign Not-For-Profit - Lumination
  • 2016 - Silver - Integrated Marketing Campaign Not-For-Profit

IAAPA Brass Ring Awards

  • 2016 - Most Creative Property-wide Event “Gilroy Gardens Lumination” - 1st Place - (Annual Attendance Less than 1 Million)
  • 2003 - Television Commercial Class 2 - 1st Place
  • 2002 - Media Kits - Distinguished Excellence
  • 2001 - Print Media Print Ad - Best of Show
  • 2001 - Radio Commercial Class 3
  • 2001 - Print Ad Class 3
  • 2001 - Television Commercial Class 3 - Distinguished Excellence
  • 2001 - Brochure Class 3 - Distinguished Excellence

MarCom Awards

  • 2016 - Gold Award - Promotion/Marketing Materials designed by Articulate Solutions
  • 2016 - Platinum Award - Lumination - Integrated Marketing designed by Articulate Solutions

Communicator Awards

  • 2012 - Award of Distinction - New logo, designed by Articulate Solutions

Gilroy Chamber of Commerce

  • 2012 - Spice of Life Award, Non-Profit of the Year
  • 2011 - Spice of Life Award, Non-Profit of the Year

Leadership Gilroy

  • 2011 - Sponsor of the Year

Wave Magazine

  • 2009 - Readers' Choice Award - Best Attraction Honors
  • 2004 - Best Amusement Park - Honors Award

lilaguide.com

  • 2008 "lilapick" - One of the Best Baby Businesses in the Industry!

Main Street Media Group

  • 2008 - Best Family Entertainment in Gilroy, CA - 2nd Place

Silicon Valley Concierge Association

  • 2007 - Runner Up - Best Activity for the Family
  • 2006 - Excellence Award - Silicon Valley's Most Excellent Attraction
  • 2005 - Hospitality Award

PG&E

  • 2006 - Recognition of Innovative Leadership, PG&E Demand Response Program 

Addy Awards

  • 2001 - Sacramento Advertising Club - Addy Gold Awards Competition - The Tale of Earl the Squirrel

San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • 2000 - 1st Place ConVis - Best of Show