Happy Hollow Park & Zoo is a division of the City of San José, Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services Department and is supported through partnership with Happy Hollow Foundation.
With a half- million visitors passing through the gates each year, the teams at Happy Hollow understand the importance of providing great experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Happy Hollow employees love animals, nature, conservation and play. The whimsical atmosphere inside the park creates an exciting visitor experience and a fun workplace. Learn about jobs at Happy Hollow.
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Kiersten McCormick is the General Manager for Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, Emma Prusch Farm Park and Nature Programming. She directs all programming and operations, and has over 25 years experience in the recreation industry.
Kevin Hertell retired from the position of Zoo Manager at Happy Hollow Park & Zoo in June 2021. Hiring is currently in process for his replacement. Kiersten McCormick currently servers as the Interim Zoo Manager.
Happy Hollow Foundation
Amy Pizarro took the role of executive director at Happy Hollow Foundation in January 2018. A former editor at the San Jose Mercury News, she transitioned into the nonprofit sector as public relations director at Presentation High School and then senior director of media and community at The Tech Museum of Innovation in downtown San José.