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 funding measure 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.


You're Invited!

Join us for the exciting grand opening at Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve in August and the mouth-watering Coyote Valley Harvest Feast in September. Both feature family-friendly games and activities. Free to everyone!

Details and Registration


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Request for Proposals - Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve South Valley Meadow Restoration Project

Posted: July 31, 2014
Response Due by 5:00 P.M., August 20, 2014

The Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority (Authority) is pleased to request proposals to review existing studies and designs, conduct field assessments, develop final design plans, acquire permitting, and oversee construction for the South Valley Meadow Restoration Project.

Click here for more information.


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Regular Board Meeting Schedule
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Agendas & Minutes

Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) Meetings
Special Meeting -- Monday, August 4, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

Board Committee Meetings

Administration & Budget Committee
Next Meeting: Thursday, August 14, 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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