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Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

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Gilroy Gardens to Celebrate 20 Years with Best Birthday Party EVER

February 25, 2020 (Gilroy, CA): Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park will be celebrating 20 years of family fun and magical memories with special birthday party-themed attractions and activities throughout the 2020 season.

Near the Main Plaza, guests can check in at the Birthday Clubhouse and learn a special birthday rap. The festivities continue at “party patios” throughout the park, with different themes ranging from pirates and fairy princesses to sports heroes and mad scientists.  There will be a giant birthday card that guests can sign, as well as Memory Spots that spotlight the park’s unique history and special memories that have been created over the last two decades.

Barb Granter, Vice President & General Manager of Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park, said, “We wanted to invite everyone to help us celebrate our 20th birthday, so we’ve turned the entire park into one big birthday party that lasts all season long—with pinwheels and bubbles and cupcakes with sprinkles! We welcome everyone who has grown up with Gilroy Gardens to come celebrate this very special occasion at this very special place.”

The park’s official Opening Day is on Friday, March 27. The park will also be open for Gilroy residents only on Saturday, March 21 and will have a special birthday event exclusive to 2020 Premium Card members on Sunday, March 22. Tickets and season memberships can be purchased online at



About Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and California’s only horticultural theme park. Founded by Michael Bonfante, the park offers a unique family experience centered around trees and plants with an emphasis on local history. The park’s mission is to offer safe, clean, family entertainment in natural landscapes while educating guests on the importance of horticulture, agriculture, and local history. The park features over 40 rides and attractions and more than 10,000 trees, including the world-famous Circus Trees. For more information, visit