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



Wildflower Hikes at Coyote Ridge and Llagas Loop

Come see spring wildflowers and learn how nature is surviving--and thriving--despite this historic drought. Visit this link to register for a variety of walks and hikes for people of all ages and abilities.

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Outreach to the Outdoors: A Storytelling Experience

When was the first time you were enchanted by nature? Come hear engaging and poignant stories about our connection to nature.


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.  


Photo: Derek Neumann

Water: A Precious Resource

The importance of protecting our natural water sources.



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The Santa Clara County Open Space Authority will receive bids at the Office of the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority, 6980 Santa Teresa Blvd., Suite 100, San Jose, CA on or before 3:00 p.m. on April 25, 2014 for the furnishing of all labor, materials and services required for the scope of work designated in the
Sierra Vista Bid Package.

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Seasonal Open Space Technician

The Open Space Authority is seeking 2 hard-working and motivated Seasonal Open Space Technicians who enjoy working outdoors, working with their hands, and taking pride in providing an excellent user experience on our open space lands.

Please click HERE to learn how to apply.

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Regular Board Meeting Schedule

Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 6:30 p.m.
Agendas & Minutes

Citizen's Advisory Committee (CAC) Meetings

Monday, April 28, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

Board Committee Meetings

Use & Management Committee
Meets quarterly in Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct
Next Meeting: Thursday, April 24, 2014 @ 5:30 p.m.

Administration & Budget Committee
Thursday, April 24, 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.

Mission Statement