Activities

Registration is required for events as noted. Drop-ins are welcome at all other events. Rain may cancel. Some hikes are several hours long. Please bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. No pets, please. For more information or directions, call Teri Rogoway at 408-224-7476.

April 2017

Healthy People Healthy Parks–Gentle Stretch and Walk Exercise Workshop

Healthy People Healthy Parks–Gentle Stretch and Walk Exercise Workshop

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, April 27 - May 25, 2017
9:30 a.m.
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park
Adjacent to 5967 Thorntree Drive, San Jose

Join HPHP Bay Area for a low-impact workout consisting of a 5-10 minute stretch, 1/2 mile walk, and 15+ minutes of stretch and light conditioning exercises. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for uneven ground/grass, and bring sunscreen and water. Please do not bring pets. There is minimal parking available, so please try to carpool.

 

Ulistac Family Fun Day

Ulistac Family Fun Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Ulistac Natural Area
4901 Lick Mill Boulevard, Santa Clara

Please join us for a family friendly fun day at Ulistac Natural Area. Open Space Staff will join forces with Ulistac Natural Area Docents to give you a tour of the butterfly garden, followed by arts and crafts for all ages, and giant bubbles.

 

Anza Expedition Hike

Anza Expedition Hike

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve
550 Palm Avenue, Morgan Hill

Do you love hiking and history? Join us for a moderately paced 4-mile hike along the Arrowhead trail, now an interpretive site for the National Parks Historic Anza Trail system. Be guided by enthusiastic docents who love the history of this amazing expedition and see the route from a new perspective. This is a beautiful trail and when combined with the history of the area, it's unforgettable. Come and enjoy! Rain will cancel.

 

 

May 2017

Healthy People Healthy Parks—Stretch and Walk

Healthy People Healthy Parks—Stretch and Walk

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays from May 2 - 25, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Guadalupe Oak Grove Park
5982 Thorntree Drive, San Jose, CA 95120

Join Docent Denise for a gentle hour of exercise in a beautiful setting. Enjoy stretching and walking around the park and while learning about the Oak trees and birds of the area.

 

Late Spring Wildflowers at Rancho Cañada del Oro

Late Spring Wildflowers at Rancho Cañada del Oro

Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill

With record rainfall this past winter, the Mayfair Ranch and Longwall Canyon Trails will have spectacular wildflowers. Join us on a gentle 4.5-mile hike to witness this variety of spring colors. Light rain does not cancel.

 

Starry Nights in Open Space

Starry Nights in Open Space

Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:15 - 10:30 p.m.
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill

Join astronomers from the San Jose Astronomical Association for a peaceful and cool evening out under the stars. Feel all your stress melt away as you look at the Milky Way from our parking lot. We have lots telescopes so no gear of your own is needed. Please dress warm and bring water to drink and a flashlight if you like. This is a family friendly event, but probably best for children 5 years and older. Please, no touching the telescopes or eyepieces. No smoking, pets, or photography are allowed at this event. Rain or clouds cancel.

 

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

Sunday, May 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Little Uvas Creek Open Space Preserve
16541 Uvas Road, Morgan Hill

Come enjoy a leisurely nature day in a beautiful little preserve with three beautiful ponds, many wild birds, bobcats, deer and horses. On this special day, please bring your teddy bear, or favorite stuffed friend, a package picnic blanket, and a family picnic lunch. We will lead you on a nature walk to our picnic site by a pond. Be ready to carry your supplies 1 mile to the spot where we will eat. We will share stories about the local wildlife along the way. Families are welcome!

 

PHOTO CREDITS: Wildflowers - Sam Drake; Astronomers - Bill O’Neil; Turtle - OSA Archive; Coyote Ridge - Derek Neumann; Stars - OSA Archive; Guadalupe Oak Grove Park - City of San Jose; Coyote Valley - Derek Neumann; Stretching - Terry B; Flower - Robert Clark; Nebula - OSA Archive; Uvas - Bill Adams