The park has a train motif to represent all the fruit and vegetable canning that shipped out by rail. Most of the plants here had their own railroad spurs out of their plants that would be switched at the College Park and San Jose Diridon (Cahill) train stations.
The park also commemorates the Muirson Label company that printed 5 million can labels a day. I like that the fence features examples of many of the can labels and try to imagine the regions top graphic designers designing the labels in a cool industrial space that was torn down for what is now the 245 affordable housing complex called the Cinnabar Commons.
For better and worse the public kids park continues San Jose's recent trend of not including public restrooms so be prepared to hike the long block to the Alameda businesses or future Whole Foods if your kids have to go. I'm not sure Theodore would have approved!