Limited Parking at Moore Creek Park this weekend (June 24-26)

June 20, 2016

Volunteers for Outdoors California will be at Moore Creek Park this coming weekend – June 24 through 26 – working on the extension of the Madrone Trail.  The park will be open, but there will be limited parking off Chiles Pope Valley Road parking area due to the large number of volunteers who will be parking […]

Volunteer at V-O-Cal and help build Madrone Trail at Moore Creek Park!

June 13, 2016

Come join V-O-Cal (Volunteers for Outdoor California) and the Napa Open Space District for a mulit-day camping and trail building experience at the beautiful Moore Creek Park! V-O-Cal has been building mulit-use trailes at Moore Creek Park and this June we go back to continue building the Madrone Trail, a loop off the Bay Area […]

Is it safe to swim in the Napa River?

June 6, 2016

Napa Valley Register By Jennifer Huffman Warmer weather in Napa Valley leaves some locals looking for a cool place to swim or dip their feet. But is it safe to swim in the Napa River? A 2005 study reported that due to bacterial contamination, including E. coli, swimming in the river, especially within the Napa […]

Teens propose designs for 27-acre ranch

May 24, 2016

From the Napa Valley Register By: Noel Brinkerhoff AMERICAN CANYON — Botanical gardens, yoga, zip lining and even Dutch Bros. coffee were some of the many ideas offered by students from American Canyon High School for what the city should do with the 27-acre Clarke Ranch… Click here to read the rest of the article.

Napa Valley Life Magazine Article

May 13, 2016

Napa Valley Life Magazine wrote an article about the Napa Open Space District.  Check out the latest edition or click this link to view the article. 

Final Syar Hearing Set for July 11 After Election

May 11, 2016

From the Napa Valley Register: Napa County supervisors will resume their marathon appeal hearing for the proposed Syar quarry expansion request on July 11. Supervisors made the decision on Tuesday. They took up the Syar issue for only a few minutes with the sole goal of approving the meeting date for a hearing that proved […]

How is the Napa Open Space District Funded?

May 10, 2016

Have you ever wondered how the Napa Open Space District is funded and how that funding is used to protect our parks and open space?  Well, wonder no more! The Napa Open Space District is currently funded through the Napa County’s Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) Special Projects Fund, (just over $800,000 this fiscal year).  With […]

District Releases Draft 2016-2017 Budget

May 10, 2016

  At their May 9th meeting, the District Board of Directors formally released our proposed budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The Budget is slated to be adopted at the Board’s next regular meeting on June 6th. The draft budget is available for download, below, and we welcome public comments. Please send any thoughts or […]

Bale Grist Mill Needs Millers, Volunteers

April 14, 2016

Bale Grist Mill is looking for millers and volunteers to lead interpretive tours for the public. Bale Grist Mill is an 1846 water-powered mill that still grinds grain on the original stones. It is open weekends for tours of the building and milling demonstrations as well as two mornings a week for scheduled school tours. […]

Draft Expenditure Plan

April 5, 2016

The following link takes you to our draft plan detailing how the District plans to spend the revenues from the 1/4 percent sales tax proposal that you should see on your November ballot. Draft Expenditure Plan rev160309 We welcome your thoughts and comments- drop us a line at