Rancho Canada del Oro
Enjoy almost nine miles of trails and a quiet rural landscape in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills.
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Boccardo Corridor
Experience some of the best views in the Valley and over ten miles of trails including the new 1.2 mile Aquila Loop Trail high atop Sierra Road.
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MEASURE Q: OPEN SPACE, WILDLIFE HABITAT, CLEAN WATER AND INCREASED PUBLIC ACCESS

Voters Show Overwhelming Support for Open Space

On November 4, 2014, voters passed Measure Q with more than the required 2/3 majority of the vote. Measure Q is a $24 annual parcel tax that will generate approximately $7.9 million per year. All funds will be spent in the cities of San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell and Morgan Hill, and the unincorporated areas of the County.

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FEATURED NEWS AND EVENTS

POST-TURKEY STROLL November 28

HIKE YOUR PIE OFF! November 29


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Discover Your Open Space in Santa Clara County

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Putting Nature on the Balance Sheet

By Alison Hawkes
In a world where money talks, as they say, nature has been at a distinct disadvantage. How do you put a price tag on the existence of a species, or the workings of a watershed, or the presence of a forest?

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Private/Public Partnership Succeeds in Securing Pivotal Property

An innovative partnership between the Open Space Authority, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and Santa Clara County Parks came to fruition with the purchase of 285-acres of open space land in the ruggedly beautiful and water rich Southern Santa Cruz Mountains region.

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Feast, Give Thanks and Then Hike Your Pie Off!

Saturday, Nov. 29th
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve
Choose from 3 different hikes — easy, moderate and challenging. Burn some calories and enjoy the best views in the Valley!

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Public Meetings

Board and Committee Meetings and Agendas

Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings and Agendas