News and Events

Fiesta Navideña

Fiesta Navideña

Friday, December 9, 2016, 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Mexican Heritage Plaza
1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose

The Somos Mayfair organization presents Fiesta Navideña, a celebration of our communities’ rich culture through performances from students and professional dance companies, children’s activities, Christmas tree lighting, free photo booth, and more! Learn more.

The Board of Directors for the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has awarded $1,553,077 in the initial grant cycle for the Measure Q Urban Open Space competitive grant program. Full list of 2016 Grantees.

Download the 2015 Annual Report


Light Painting Photography!

Light Painting Photography!

Saturday, December 17, 2016, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Alum Rock Park

Through the use of various lights and long exposure on your camera, you can learn to take amazing photographs! This event will be photographing the Mineral Springs. The event is free and parking is $6 for parking. Don't miss out on this opportunity! The mineral springs await your artistic expression with light. Please meet at the innermost parking lot. Learn more.


Request for Proposal

Click HERE for more info.



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Trails Rancho Canada Del Oro

Rancho Cañada Del Oro
Quiet rural landscape and almost nine miles of trails in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills.

Rancho Trail Map


Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista
Sweeping views and ten miles of trails in the Eastern foothills perched atop Alum Rock Park.

Sierra Vista/Boccardo Trail Map


Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley
4 miles of beautiful trail located in the Valley of the Heart’s Delight

Coyote Valley Trail Map


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Public Meetings

Board and Committee Meetings and Agendas (you can check them out here)

Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings and Agendas

Measure Q Expenditure Oversight Committee Meetings and Agendas