Rancho Canada del Oro
Enjoy almost nine miles of trails and a quiet rural landscape in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills.
Trail Map
Boccardo Corridor
Climb up to great views on a three-mile loop trail above San Jose’s Alum Rock Park.
Trail Map




At their meeting of July 24, 2014, the Open Space Authority Board of Directors voted to place a $24 annual parcel tax measure on the November 2014 ballot.

Visit the Measure Q web page for more information.

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Introducing the Santa Clara Valley Greenprint

The Open Space Authority’s Board of Directors unanimously approved the Santa Clara Valley Greenprint, a detailed land and resource conservation vision that will guide the Authority’s work over the next 30 years.


An Economic Valuation of Open Space Lands

This first-ever regional economic valuation demonstrates how natural capital and its benefits directly support the region’s economic health and overall well-being.


Coyote Valley Family Harvest Feast

Join us September 27th for the mouth-watering Coyote Valley Family Harvest Feast. Enjoy plenty of healthy, affordable, multicultural foods and lively, family-friendly entertainment. Free admission and parking. Bring the whole family!

Details and Registration


Request for Proposal - Coyote Valley OSP Bridge Abutment Construction

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for bridge abutment construction services for 5 pedestrian bridge structures in Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve.

PROPOSALS DUE: 5 p.m., September 19, 2014. Click HERE for more information.


Request for Proposal - Ponds Survey Project

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (Authority) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) for pond surveying services of twelve ponds located in Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve. The survey work will help identify and prioritize restoration opportunities and inform management decisions, particularly for recovery efforts of sensitive species.

PROPOSALS DUE: 5 p.m., October 6, 2014. Click HERE for more information.

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Regular Board Meeting Schedule
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) Meetings
Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

Board Committee Meetings

Administration & Budget Committee
Next Meeting: Thursday, October 9, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.

Use & Management Committee
Meets quarterly in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct
Next Meeting: Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.


All meetings are held at the OSA Admin Office – 6980 Santa Teresa Blvd., Ste 100, San Jose, CA unless otherwise stated. Map to Office

Subscribe to the Board Agenda Mailing List and you will receive notification for all meetings of the Board, their Committees and meetings of the Citizens' Advisory Committee.

*Unless otherwise stated, Closed Session begins at 6:30, Open Session begins immediately afterward.

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