News and Events

The Board of Directors for the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority has awarded $1,553,077 in the initial grant cycle for the Measure Q Urban Open Space competitive grant program. Full list of 2016 Grantees.

Download the 2015 Annual Report


Great Rocks Geology Walk
(Postponed Due to Rain)

Great Rocks Geology Walk

New Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017,
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Alum Rock Park Mineral Springs

Join Dr. Hein, a world traveler and renowned Geologist, as he teaches us about the local geology’s fascinating facts! Please wear closed toe shoes and bring $6/car for parking. We will meet in the innermost parking lot of Alum Rock Park, near the Youth Science Institute. Rain will cancel. Learn more.


Request for Proposal

Click HERE for more info.



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Trails Rancho Canada Del Oro

Rancho Cañada Del Oro
Quiet rural landscape and almost nine miles of trails in the Santa Cruz Mountain foothills.

Rancho Trail Map


Sierra Vista

Sierra Vista
Sweeping views and ten miles of trails in the Eastern foothills perched atop Alum Rock Park.

Sierra Vista/Boccardo Trail Map


Coyote Valley

Coyote Valley
4 miles of beautiful trail located in the Valley of the Heart’s Delight

Coyote Valley Trail Map


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Public Meetings

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Public Meetings

Board and Committee Meetings and Agendas (you can check them out here)

Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings and Agendas

Measure Q Expenditure Oversight Committee Meetings and Agendas