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 barron park donkeys in palo alto

Barron Park Donkeys

 The Barron Park Donkeys represent an historic tradition dating back to the 1930s when Josina and Cornelis Bol cared for a small herd on their property, land that would be donated 40 years later to establish Bol Park, in the area that would become the Barron Park neighborhood of Palo Alto.

Our current donkeys are a miniature named Perry (Pericles – born 1994) and a standard donkey, Jenny (born circa 2000).  Perry, who is best known as the model for “Donkey” in the Shrek movies, has lived in this pasture for most of his life; Jenny joined us in mid-November, 2016.

You are most welcome to visit Perry and Jenny and enjoy the quiet of their pasture home. Care for the donkeys is provided by volunteer Donkey Handlers, and all financial support comes from charitable donations.   The Barron Park Donkey Project is entirely run by unpaid volunteers and supported by Acterra, a 501(c) non-profit organization. Your tax deductible donation goes directly to the care and feeding of our neighborhood donkeys and we are deeply grateful for your support!