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.

February 2017

Healthy People Healthy Parks—Japanese Friendship Garden Walks

Healthy People Healthy Parks—Japanese Friendship Garden Walks

Wednesdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2017
12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Kelley Park, Japanese Friendship Garden
1300 Senter Road, San Jose

Join us for a gentle, healthy walk around the beautiful and serene Japanese Friendship Garden. We will be meeting every Wednesday in January to get some exercise and learn about the culture behind this amazing place. Children of all ages welcome. Please bring $10 for parking in the lot near Happy Hollow, or $6 if you park south of the garden in the History Museum Parking. Please meet us at the top of the garden.

 

Starry Nights in Open Space

Starry Nights in Open Space

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
7:00 - 9:00 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. Rain or clouds cancel. 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.

 

March 2017

Healthy People Healthy Parks–Tai Chi in the Park

Healthy People Healthy Parks–Tai Chi in the Park

Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge
1751 Grand Boulevard, Alviso

Come enjoy gentle and peaceful exercise in the park’s fresh air with Morning Crane Healing Arts Center. This class will be sponsored through June 2017.

 

Healthy People Healthy Parks—Wildflower Walks

Healthy People Healthy Parks—Wildflower Walks

Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve
9611 Malech Rd. Coyote, CA

Our newest preserve, Coyote Ridge is known for its beautiful wildflower season. Join us for a gentle 1.5-mile round trip walk along a ranch road that winds through the amazing wildflowers. This Healthy People, Healthy Parks experience is for those interested in gentle exercise and observing wildflowers rather than a long, strenuous hike. Take Highway 101 to Bailey Avenue and head east. Just around the bend, you will find our event sign. Rain will cancel.

 

Wildflowers and Wildlife: A Library Program

Wildflowers and Wildlife: A Library Program

Evergreen Library—Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m.
Educational Park Drive Library—Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Calabazas Library—Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
Willow Glen Library—Saturday, March 25, 2017, 11:00 a.m.

Join us to learn about the wildflowers and wildlife located in the open spaces near you. We will present a slideshow of the amazing wildflowers and animals that roam our preserves. We will also share upcoming opportunities to get outdoors and see these first hand. Please check with the library to see if arts and crafts are included in this presentation.

 

Starry Nights in Open Space

Starry Nights in Open Space

Saturday, March 18, 2017
8:15 - 9:30 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.

 

Lichen these Wildflowers

Lichen these Wildflowers

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve
4289 Casa Loma Road, Morgan Hill

It’s wildflower season once again, so come check them out! Some of the most beautiful parts of our preserves are visible every day, such as Lichen, which grows on trees and rocks. We will show you the different kinds of lichen and wildflowers that grow in Rancho. Please bring water and a light snack. Rain will cancel.

 

PHOTO CREDITS: Garden - Ron Horii; Stars (February) - Mike G; Milkmaid - John Doyen; Tai Chi (March) - Don Edwards Park; Wildflowers - Derek Neumann; Wildflowers - Cait Hutnik; Stars (March) - Ed Wong; Lichen - Mamatha Rao.