In 1959, Mildred Overfelt donated the site of the Overfelt Gardens to the city of San José, California.
In 1971, Frank and Pauline Lowe were inspired to create a Chinese Cultural Garden within the Overfelt Gardens. The Chinese Cultural Garden spans five acres within the park and hosts various styles of Chinese architecture and sculptures.
A statue of the philosopher Confucius is within the center of the park.
A statue of Doctor Sun Yet Sen, whom is considered to be the father of the Republic of China, is within the Dr. Sun Yet Sen Memorial Hall.
The Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Pavilion has a bust of former Chinese Republic President Chiang Kia-Seek. The pavilion overlooks a pond within the park.
In addition, within the Chinese gardens is a fountain that is dedicated to Mildred Overfelt.