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.

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Celebrate Earth Day, Every Day

Healthy People Healthy Parks

Stretch and Walk at Casa Grande in New Almaden
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Every Tuesday except April 14, through the end of May 2015
New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, 21350 Almaden Road, San Jose

Join us on Tuesday mornings for some gentle stretching and walking in the beautiful back yard of the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum, the Casa Grande. As part of this Healthy People Healthy Parks program, you will enjoy healthful, gentle exercises and the company of friendly people.

Starry Nights

Starry Nights
Postponed until May



Wildflower Walk

Wildflower Walk
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rancho Cañada Open Space Preserve
Join Docent Paul for this 4.5 mile hike along the Mayfair Trail in search of wildflowers and wildlife. You will hike through a riparian zone and then out along a flat old ranch road with rolling hills on either side. Bring water and a sack lunch. Please park in the overflow lot up the dirt road and walk down to the restroom and picnic table where we can meet you and begin our hike.

Bird imagery

Meet the Birds that Inspired the Gods—Nature Then and Now
Sunday, April 19, 2015, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Rosicrucian Park, 1660 Park Avenue, San Jose
Join the Open Space Authority, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (WERC) and the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and learn how ancient Egyptians viewed animals and even included them in their religious imagery. WERC will bring their educational birds, some of whom are living ancestors of birds that once inspired the gods of Egypt.