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

Valentine Vista Trail OPEN to all but equestrians (see photo)

March 28, 2016

Valentine Vista Trail is now OPEN to all hikers and bikers.  Due to a downed tree the trail is still closed to equestrians until further notice.  It’s a great time to enjoy the green grass and wildflowers on the hillsides of Moore Creek so Go Outside and Play!

Valentine Vista Trail at Moore Creek Park CLOSED

March 25, 2016

Valentine Vista Trail at Moore Creek Park is CLOSED until downed trees are removed. Lake Hennessey Unit is open as is Moore Creek Trail. Prepare to remove shoes and/or bring extra socks for creek crossings to get the the Lake Hennessy Unit or to traverse the Moore Creek Trail.

County could get another chance to buy Skyline

March 17, 2016

From the Napa Valley Register by Berry Eberling on March 16, 2016 Napa County could get another chance to buy the state land where locals operate Skyline Wilderness Park, an area used for hiking, camping, mountain biking, horseback riding and other outdoor activities… To read more, click here

New Park, Sales Tax Top District Agenda

March 5, 2016

Article from the Napa Valley Register by Barry Eberling Readying Napa County’s next major natural park and developing a sales tax ballot measure are among the chores on tap for the county Regional Park and Open Space District this year. The district recently released a brief report looking at what 2016 might hold. In 2015, […]

Napa Open Space District Ninth Annual Celebration

February 18, 2016

The District’s ninth annual celebration will be on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the Napa River Inn in the City of Napa. Enjoy excellent conversation, drinks and snacks. No charge. Click here for the event flyer.