Midpen publishes a monthly e-newsletter with a quick look at the latest news and a brief overview of upcoming activities and public events. An expanded version is published on a quarterly basis and includes includes a full listing of docent-led activities and a message from the General Manager.

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May 2016

Cooley Landing Education Center

Cooley Landing Education Center

Midpen and the City of East Palo Alto recently celebrated the Grand Opening of the Cooley Landing Education Center.Read more

April 2016

Mindego Hill

Mindego Hill Now Open!

The final segment of the Mindego Hill Trail at Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve opened to the public on March 30th.Read more
Cattle grazing

Hiking Among Grazing Animals

Last year Midpen reintroduced cattle grazing as a resource management tool on Mindego Hill, so you may encounter some cattle on the new trail to the top.Read more
Spring Celebration

Spring Celebration and Grand Opening

Join the City of East Palo Alto and Midpen for nature walks, kids activities and community booths at a FREE fun-filled spring festival.Read more
Outdoor Activities

April Adventures

This month, Midpen offers a variety of FREE docent-led activities throughout the many different landscapes.Read more
Daniels Nature Center

Spring Exploration

The David C. Daniels Nature Center is open for Spring!Read more
Poppies © Sue Fuller

Wildflowers in Bloom

The hills are alive with…wildflowers! Spring is in bloom in the open space preserves.Read more
Hiking Tips

New to Hiking?

As a new or aspiring day hiker, there are a few things you need to know before hitting the trail…Read more

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 - Open Space Views

Flip through and read the full Spring newsletter online, or download a copy.Read more
Mindego Hill

Find your Thrill on Mindego Hill

Midpen is delighted to officially open Mindego Hill and the Mindego Hill Trail in Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve on March 30!Read more