Rancho Canada del Oro
Enjoy almost nine miles of trails and a quiet rural landscape in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills.
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Boccardo Corridor
Experience some of the best views in the Valley and over ten miles of trails including the new 1.2 mile Aquila Loop Trail high atop Sierra Road.
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Photo Credit: Lech Nauvomich

Hike Under the Stars!

Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve Sneak Peek Evening Program
Sat., May 30, 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve on Palm Avenue in Morgan Hill
Enjoy family friendly evening program at a brand new preserve that will officially open in June!
Space is limited—register early! 


Earth Day Land Steward project at Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
Sat., April 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Premiere of OpenRoad with Doug McConnell
Featuring Healthy Parks Healthy People
Sun., April 26, 2015, 6:30 p.m. on NBC 3

Healthy Parks Healthy People Walk
Sat., May 2, 2015, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Alviso Marina County Park
Join us for some gentle stretching and easy walking around the Alviso Marina.

Rancho Rambles
Mon., May 25, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rancho Cañada del Oro
Take a gentle paced hike along the Mayfair trail with our friendly docents.

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OpenRoad with Doug McConnell

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Discover Your Open Space in Santa Clara County

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Trail Building in Coyote Valley—click here for video

Trail Building in Coyote Valley

The Authority's field staff are working hard and creating a world-class preserve just miles away from the city center. Building an open space preserve on pristine land requires a delicate approach to rugged tasks. Our field staff are extremely efficient—check out the Trail Building Video.

Pajaro River Agricultural Park, Near Gilroy
Pajaro River Agricultural Preserve, Near Gilroy

The Authority has purchased 183-acres of farmland in South Santa Clara County where the Pajaro River and Llagas Creek intersect. The land supports tomatoes, peppers, and leaf lettuces and the farm is part of a large complex of protected, productive farms. The property, which is near Gilroy, has been designated the Pajaro River Agricultural Preserve.


Building Bridges

The Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve will open this summer. Our team is building remote bridges with materials flown in by helicopter – avoiding damaging landscape or habitat.


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Public Meetings

Board and Committee Meetings and Agendas

Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings and Agendas