News and Events

Trail Condition Update

May 9, 2017:

All trails are open with no restrictions.

Check out our 2015-2016 Annual Report

The Economic Impact of the 2016 Loma Fire

New growth in the Loma burn area

The Authority recently commissioned an Economic Impact of the 2016 Loma Fire report, which provides understanding of the full suite of costs incurred by the wildfire, including the economic impact to Nature's services (sometimes called Ecosystem Services) such as water filtration, soil stabilization, etc. The report will help to prioritize land management efforts that result in reducing the risk or severity of future wildfires. Learn more.

Open Space Authority Acquires 52 Acres in Santa Teresa Foothills

Santa Teresa Foothills

Historic Greystone Quarry site and beloved Almaden Valley parcel to be preserved. Read more.


Daytime Astronomy—Safe Sun Gazing

Daytime Astronomy—Safe Sun Gazing

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hogue Park

Join San Jose Astronomical Association Solar Astronomers in looking at our nearest star, the Sun, safely! Using specific, dense filters on Solar Telescopes, we will view the sun and see sunspots and solar flares, prominences and occasionally coronal mass ejections. Learn about our magnetic sun and how viewing in different wavelengths allows us to see truly spectacular solar sights with our own eyes. Click here for more info.


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

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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