News and Events

Coyote Valley Family Harvest Feast

Coyote Valley Family Harvest Feast

Celebrate & Learn About Urban Farming & Enjoy Delicious, Local Food!
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Free admission, music and entertainment from around the world, kids crafts, home gardening workshops and more! Read more in a special insert edition of the Open Space Outlook Newsletter!

Free Round-Trip Bus Rides
We are offering free transportation from the following sites. Download the schedule here.
• Asian Americans for Community Involvement
• Sacred Heart Community Service
• VTA Great Mall Main Transit Center

Urban Farming Partners:
• Veggielution
• La Mesa Verde
• Garden to Table

Thanks to Our Sponsors:
• Bay Area Parent
• Peninsula Open Space Trust
• American AgCredit


Nature in Your Neighborhood

Sierra Vista and Alum Rock Park featured on NBC’s OpenRoad with Doug McConnell

The Open Space Authority's brand new Urban Open Space Grant Program is designed to help create more opportunities to experience nature in your neighborhood—such as trails, parks, community gardens, restored areas around creeks, environmental education programs and more! We are accepting grant applications beginning July 8 until August 31, 2016. Read more information here.

Download the 2015 Annual Report

Volunteer Opportunity

Check out our monthly volunteer opportunities for the summer here.


Starry Nights in Open Space

Starry Nights in Open Space

Saturday, August 27, 2016, 8:45 - 10:30 p.m.
Rancho Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Join our astronomers for a peaceful and cool evening out under the stars. Feel all your stress melt away as you look at the Milky Way from our parking lot. We have lots of astronomers who bring telescopes so no gear of your own is needed. They are happy to share their knowledge and view of the night sky. Please dress warm and bring water to drink and a flashlight if you like. Rain or clouds 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