The latest news and information about the District and Preserves.

Now Hiring

Senior Management Analyst

Do you have a passion for problem solving and analyzing complex policy and administrative issues, and truly value the benefits of outdoor recreation and open space? With voter passage of Measure AA, a $300 million general obligation bond to fund capital projects, the District is ramping up its project delivery to fulfill the commitments made to the public to expand public access, increase the acreage of protected open space lands, and restore the natural resources. The District is seeking a Senior Management Analyst to work in the General Manager’s Office to perform highly professional administrative, analytical, technical and policy work to support District functions and agency-wide programs and special projects.

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Summer Nature Adventures - 2015

Outdoor Day Camp for Grades 2-6

Join us at Summer Nature Days!Monday - Friday, July 20 - 24, 2015, from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Participate all week or for a mini-week
(Monday-Wednesday, or Wednesday-Friday)

Adventures await you . . . discover bugs, birds, plants, creeks, and more through science, games, crafts, and other activities!

Co-sponsored by the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, City of Mountain View – Shoreline Park, and Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society.

  • Monday July 20 @ Picchetti Ranch Preserve,
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21 and 22 @ McClellan Ranch Preserve Park,
  • Thursday July 23 @ Shoreline Park
  • Friday July 24 @ *Skyline Ridge Preserve (transportation provided*)

Registration fee applies. Deadline to sign-up: July 6th

For registration and detailed information, visit or call 408-252-3740.

Accomplishments Report

The Fiscal Year 2013-14 Accomplishments Report presents the results of Midpen’s overall endeavor during the past year to manage the regional open space preserves on behalf of the public.  The list includes major and notable projects and milestones that were completed as part of the FY2014-15 Action Plan as well as those relating to unanticipated projects. Learn more

Ancient Oaks Trail Extension

The extension of the Ancient Oaks Trail in Russian Ridge Preserve to the new Mindego parking lot on Alpine Road is now open for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian use. Due to the dry weather, the District was able to open it much sooner than anticipated. The Grand Opening was held on May 7, when visitors and staff gathered to celebrate this new access in to Russian Ridge! Thank you and congratulations to staff that contributed to the building of such a beautiful connection. Happy Trails!  Learn more

2015 Photo Contest Winners

Midpen received over 350 submissions in five categories. With so many beautiful photos to choose from, it was difficult to pick just one! See the award winning photos from the 2015 Photo Contest.

Open Space Views - Summer 2015

The Summer 2015 edition of Open Space Views is now available!