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Solano County Open Space is waiting for you!  At this time, all access is exclusively docent-guided. Please note that there are no water facilities or other amenities. 
 
Current activities at Solano Open Space include:
  Hiking
  Horseback riding
  Bird Watching
  Photography
  
 
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Below is a list of outdoor events taking place in Solano County in the next 30 days. To find events scheduled for a particular date, you may click the date on the calendar at the left.

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Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  JUL  18, 2018
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Summer Youth Camp    Wednesday,  JUL  18, 2018
9:30 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Grizzly Waters Kayaking is offering an entry-level camp for new or minimally experienced paddlers. Paddlers will be taught safety, equipment, paddling techniques, wet and dry entry/re-entry, trip planning, water rules/etiquette, integration with nature, and obstacles. Paddlers should wear quick-drying clothing (no cotton), bring a change of clothing, and dress for the weather. The camp is for ages 10-16, with a class limit of 8 (1 paddler per kayak). A paddler must weigh at least 80 pounds, have a beginners swimming level, and willingness to learn. Cost is $75 and includes kayak use, paddle, and life jacket. Reserve your spot by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Movement and Meditation    Wednesday,  JUL  18, 2018
4:00 PM

Movement and Meditation to clear your mind and increase your flexibility. Relax and expand your workout to include spiral swimming movements and deep gratitude breathing. Know your limits and be ready to explore whatever comfort level is best for you. Bring a water bottle, dress with layers, eat at least two hours earlier. Be ready to touch the ground, hopfully barefoot. Bring a camera for beautiful sunsets. Remind yourself to feel how good it feels to Breathe. We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. 4PM to 5PM
Location:
     301 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Rainy / soggy day location is at Integritea, 717 Marin Street.

 
Third Thursday Volunteer Day    Thursday,  JUL  19, 2018
9:00 AM

BENICIA TREE FOUNDATION —  Lake Herman Open Space
We'll work from 9 am to Noon. No experience necessary. Tools and instruction provided. Bring gloves if you have them. Children under 14 must have accompanying adult and all participants must sign our release waiver. RSVP for details on meeting point by contacting the Benicia Tree Foundation at 745-4675 or by email.
Location:
     Lake Herman Rd
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: RSVP for meeting place details.

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  JUL  20, 2018
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  JUL  20, 2018
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Traditional Hunter Education with Live Fire    Saturday,  JUL  21, 2018
8:00 AM

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE —  Montezuma Fire Station
This is a 2-day class on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22. In order to be certified the student must attend the entire class including all sessions. Class starts 8:00 AM Sharp, both days. All students are required to obtain a California Get Outdoors ID (GO ID) prior to registering for California Hunter Education courses. Students will need to show safe handling of firearms and pass the Hunter Education test with a score of 80% or better. There is no minimum age to attend California Hunter Education. Parents or guardians are encouraged to attend with young students, especially those younger than age 16, to help define new words or provide additional tutoring during and after class. For details and instructions for registering, click HERE.
Location:
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing
     Suisun City  

 
Rockville Hills Regional Park Trail Crew    Saturday,  JUL  21, 2018
9:00 AM

CITY OF FAIRFIELD —  Rockville Hills Regional Park
The Rockville Trail Crew volunteer work days are scheduled for the third Saturday of every month from 9-12noon, rain or shine! Trail Crew volunteers provide technical assistance with trail maintenance and construction activities on the trails. Trail Crew volunteer duties consist of clearing rocks, trees, brush and other debris from proposed trail routes; build/repair walk ways, bridges or other structures; grade/fill existing trail paths to ensure user safety; and attend all required meetings and training sessions. Volunteers should bring water, gloves and a tool if available. Volunteers should wear layered clothing and sturdy shoes. A snack and beverage provided for volunteers. Meet at the parking area. If you are not a regular volunteer, please RSVP to Ranger Teri, (707) 249-3613, or by email.
Location:
     2149 Rockville Rd
     Fairfield  

 
SUP Yoga    Saturday,  JUL  21, 2018
9:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Let the stress melt away with yoga on the water! All levels welcome. Spots are limited. Call (707) 341-6141 to reserve your spot. $40 includes equipment. We allow participants with their own equipment.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  JUL  21, 2018
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch    Saturday,  JUL  21, 2018
10:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
For ages 8-17 -- Learn about the friendly horses and goats, and participate in their daily care. Wear sturdy work clothes and tough shoes because this is a "hand-on" experience. You will put a halter on a horse, learn to lead horses safely, brush them, clean their feet and clean their stalls. Everyone will have a chance to sit on a horse (helmet are required and provided, keep hairstyle simple for easy fit). Eat a good breakfast, bring water bottle and wear layers. For more information contact the Coordinator at 648-4552. Cost: $25/class resident, $30/class non-resident.
Leader: Jane Mitchell
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Rush Ranch 'Get the Rush'    Saturday,  JUL  21, 2018
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & RUSH RANCH EDUCATIONAL COUNCIL —  Rush Ranch
Get the Rush is a series of fun and free activities for the whole family, offered on the third Saturday of every month at Rush Ranch. All ages and mobility levels are welcome! This event is 100% volunteer-run and activities vary month-to-month. Get the Rush! is made possible by Rush Ranch Educational Council, Access Adventure, Napa-Solano Audubon Society, and Solano Land Trust volunteers. The blacksmith shop is open rain or shine. Rain, soil conditions, or extreme heat may cancel other activities.
Location:
     3521 Grizzly Island Road
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 12 in Suisun City, take Grizzly Island Road south approximately 2 miles. Entrance/driveway will be on the right.

 
CWA Youth Hunter Camp Level 2    Sunday,  JUL  22, 2018
4:00 PM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
Young hunters ages 10-17 with a hunter education certificate and a year of hunting experience are invited to join California Waterfowl at our hunter camp featuring five days packed with outdoor fun. CWA packs our hunter conservation camps with activities. The campers are active and outside most of the day, learning a wide range of hunting skills from certified instructors. We teach kids how to shot shotguns, rifles and bows. We teach them about duck calling and duck banding. There are classes on waterfowl identification and hunting practices and safety. There’s even time for kayaking and fishing. Camp scholarships are available. For more information, visit us online.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Grizzly Island
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch. (Check in at CWA sign)

 
Summer Fun on the Farm Session 3    Monday,  JUL  23, 2018
8:30 AM

FRIENDS OF LOMA VISTA FARM —  Loma Vista Farm
Be a Farmer for a week! Have you ever wanted to be a farmer--working and feeding animals, cooking food from the garden you helped harvest, planting seeds in the garden and making new friends along the way? Once again the Friends of Loma Vista Farm are sponsoring "Summer Fun on the Farm." For more information please visit us online or call 510-235-2039. Vallejo Residents: $110 per student per session; Non-Vallejo Resident: $125 per student per session.
Location:
     150 Rainier Ave
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From Highway 37, take Fairgrounds Dr. north. Left on Corcoran and left on Rainier.

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  JUL  25, 2018
8:00 AM

SF BAY AREA TAI CHI —  City Park
Join the 8:00 a.m. morning classes in City Park every Wednesday – beginners through advanced. We practice the “108 step” Yang Form as well as Tai Chi Sword and Tai Chi Cane.
Leader: Paul Reinhertz
Location:
     425 Alabama St
     Vallejo  

 
Movement and Meditation    Wednesday,  JUL  25, 2018
4:00 PM

Movement and Meditation to clear your mind and increase your flexibility. Relax and expand your workout to include spiral swimming movements and deep gratitude breathing. Know your limits and be ready to explore whatever comfort level is best for you. Bring a water bottle, dress with layers, eat at least two hours earlier. Be ready to touch the ground, hopfully barefoot. Bring a camera for beautiful sunsets. Remind yourself to feel how good it feels to Breathe. We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. 4PM to 5PM
Location:
     301 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: We meet in the grass park near the intersection of Capitol Street and Mare Island Way, Vallejo. Rainy / soggy day location is at Integritea, 717 Marin Street.

 
Bocce on the Backroads    Friday,  JUL  27, 2018
One of the unique aspects of Suisun Valley’s BackRoad Vines is their BOCCE COURTS! The Bocce Ball courts are open to the public during regular tasting hours. The winery also hosts a bocce league! Are you interested in joining the Bocce Ball League? All levels of experience are welcome and new leagues start every quarter. Each team consists of 4 players. Teams play Friday nights and guests are welcome to come out and watch the fun. For more information, please contact Colleen by email.
Location:
     2221 Julian Lane
     Suisun Valley
     Fairfield  

 
Suisun Conservation Fund Fun Shoot    Friday,  JUL  27, 2018
8:00 AM

SUISUN RCD AND SUISUN MARSH LANDOWERS —  Bird's Landing Hunting Preserve
Come out for a round of sporting clays to support Suisun Marsh Landowners and the Suisun Conservation Fund at Birds Landing. We have 50 clay sporting clay course in the morning followed by a catered lunch with a raffle and auction to follow. Come join to support a good cause.
Location:
     2099 Collinsville Rd
     Birds Landing, CA 94512
     Suisun City  

 
SUP Yoga    Friday,  JUL  27, 2018
9:00 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Let the stress melt away with yoga on the water! All levels welcome. Spots are limited. Call (707) 341-6141 to reserve your spot. $40 includes equipment. We allow participants with their own equipment.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City  

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  JUL  27, 2018
9:00 AM

COUNTY SUPERVISOR ERIN HANNIGAN —  Vallejo Waterfront
Join #TeamHannigan every Friday morning to walk and chat with the District 1 County Supervisor, Erin Hannigan. Everyone is welcome to come and get fit! Meet by the Ferry Building. Rain may cancel.
Leader: Erin Hannigan
Location:
     289 Mare Island Way
     Vallejo  

 
Midsummer Hike    Friday,  JUL  27, 2018
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
This hike is Pre-Activity of the Visions of the Wild Festival. Explore annual grasslands and oak woodlands in the Cordelia Hills between Vallejo and Fairfield. Hikers will be guided on a 3-hour outing with opportunities to observe restored riparian wetlands and cattle grazing operations as well as local wildlife. The hike will include a section of the Bay Area Ridge Trail, a major regional trail linking parks and open spaces around the Bay Area. Be prepared for sunny and warm conditions. Bring water, sunscreen, hat, sturdy hiking shoes, and snacks. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Hike is subject to cancellation due to extreme fire weather conditions. This hike is free. The parking fee is $6.00. No-registration required.
Leader: Jordan
Location:
     3100 Lynch Road
     Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: From I-80 East, take the Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs. From I-80 West, take the Red Top Road exit and follow the Lynch Canyon signs.

 
Grizzly Ranch Fun Shoot    Saturday,  JUL  28, 2018
8:30 AM

CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
If you are currently serving or have served in the military come on out for our FREE Military Appreciation Fun Shoot on July 28 at Grizzly Ranch, in Suisun Marsh south of Fairfield. Yes, you can bring guests! Beginning shooters will enjoy certified trained instruction in gun safety, shotgun, rifle and archery. All guns, ammunition & targets included! Experienced shooters will enjoy a 50-target sporting clay course. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Please join us for this great family fun day! In addition to FREE admission, you’ll enjoy a free lunch. For details and to register, click HERE.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch.

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  JUL  28, 2018
9:30 AM

BENICIA STATE PARKS ASSOCIATION —  Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden
We meet every Saturday from 9:30-11:30am in the Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden located at the Benicia State Park Recreation Area for planting, weeding, and tending. Parking is free on Saturday Volunteer Days. Tell the Gate Attendant that you are going into the Park to work at the Garden.
Location:
     I-780 at Columbus Parkway
     Benicia State Park Recreation Area
     Benicia  

 
Family Hunter Camp    Friday,  AUG  3, 2018
CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
Come enjoy a weekend outdoors with California Waterfowl and bring the family! We pack the camp with activities to build hunting skills and learn about waterfowl. We teach campers shooting and archery skills and give them the chance to band and release waterfowl. There is also an educational component where attendees can earn their hunter education certificate. For details and to register, click HERE.
Registration is required.
Location:
     4179 Van Sickle Rd
     Grizzly Island
     Suisun City  
DIRECTIONS: Turn onto Grizzly Island Rd from Highway 12 in Suisun City. After 5.4 miles, you will fork right and cross Montezuma Slough Rd. After 3.3 miles turn right onto Van Sickle Rd. (Note: you should see a white fence) After 0.4 miles turn right into Grizzly Ranch. In 0.7 miles, you will arrive at the Ranch. (Check in at CWA sign)

 
Hike at King-Swett Ranches    Saturday,  AUG  4, 2018
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  King-Swett Ranches
Come explore the hills between Fairfield, Benicia, and Vallejo! You'll be led by expert Solano Land Trust guides who know this area—known as the King-Swett Ranches—inside out. They'll share insights about the birds and other wildlife that call this area home, and give you a great workout! Take advantage of this special opportunity if you can because the King-Swett Ranches are otherwise closed. Bring: a backpack with plenty of water and snacks, boots or sturdy closed-toe shoes with tread for rugged, steep, and slippery off-trail terrain, long, sturdy pants and layered clothes that you don't mind getting dirty, protection from the elements (sun, wind, fog, rain). Recommended: binoculars, camera, bug repellent, hiking sticks, gaiters. Participants of all ages are welcome, but they must be prepared: a strenuous pace hiking up to 6 miles off-trail, up and down rugged, steep, and slippery hills that are full of sticky seeds, thorny plants, and thistle. The King-Swett Ranches are working ranches—cattle are free range so they roam as they please. Only heavy rain or high fire danger cancels—call Jim at 707-373-1221 if the weather is uncertain. Space is limited. Registration is recommended online.
Leader: Jim
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: Meet promptly at the Park-and-Ride lot where McGary Road, Hiddenbrooke Parkway, and American Canyon Road intersect (on the Hiddenbrooke side of the American Canyon/Hiddenbrooke Parkway exit, off Interstate 80). Be ready to carpool or caravan from there.

 
Lagoon Valley Rescue Adventure Camp    Monday,  AUG  6, 2018
8:00 AM

LAGOON VALLEY ADVENTURE CAMPS —  Lagoon Valley Park
The LVR Adventure Camp is a day camp that starts at 8 am in the morning and goes to 4 pm in the afternoon. It starts on Monday and continues through Friday. Students will spend each day learning basic mountaineering skills, how to make campfires, shoot a bow and arrows, and how to maneuver in a rubber boat. The students will learn to rappel, build camp fires, and how to use an ascender. We will also teach them basic rock climbing skills and horsemanship skills. The students will go swimming everyday expect for Friday. At the pool they will learn how to swim with a life jacket on, how to properly enter and exit a rubber raft, and we will take the students to Lake Solano on Thursday afternoon to practice their rafting skills. The ages are 8-18 years old and its $350 per student for the week. We are offering a sibling discount which will be $325 per sibling for the week. If students attend multiple camps there is a $50 discount on the second or third camp they attend. All of our instructors are certified rescue technicians by Sierra Rescue/Rescue 3 International. All climbing and rappelling equipment, as well as rescue techniques that are taught, are NFPA (National Fire and Protection Agency) compliant. For more information, visit our Facebook page.
Location:
     5790 Rivera Rd
     Vacaville  

 
Coyote Club    Saturday,  AUG  11, 2018
9:00 AM

GVRD —  McIntyre Ranch
Ages 4-14 -- The McIntyre Ranch is home to several different habitats, farm animals and an educational garden. Studies have found that children who spend time exploring nature are more focused and interested in school. Bring a snack, water and your curiosity! Cost: $5/class for residents, $6/class nonresident. Adults must register at no cost. Pre-registration is required at 395 Amador St. or online. For more information contact the Coordinator at 707-639-1325.
Leader: Dee Davis
Registration is required.
Location: Vallejo  
DIRECTIONS: McIntyre Ranch, located at the very end of St. John’s Mine Road, across from the Solano Community College Vallejo Center at 545 Columbus Parkway. Take St. John’s Mine Road and cross over the cattle crossing. Continue up the road and stay to the right to follow the road down to the barn. You are authorized to drive through this road for GVRD programs only.

 
Summer Youth Camp    Wednesday,  AUG  15, 2018
9:30 AM

GRIZZLY WATERS KAYAKING —  Suisun Marsh
Grizzly Waters Kayaking is offering an entry-level camp for new or minimally experienced paddlers. Paddlers will be taught safety, equipment, paddling techniques, wet and dry entry/re-entry, trip planning, water rules/etiquette, integration with nature, and obstacles. Paddlers should wear quick-drying clothing (no cotton), bring a change of clothing, and dress for the weather. The camp is for ages 10-16, with a class limit of 8 (1 paddler per kayak). A paddler must weigh at least 80 pounds, have a beginners swimming level, and willingness to learn. Cost is $75 and includes kayak use, paddle, and life jacket. Reserve your spot by calling (707) 341-6141.
Location:
     535 Solano St. Ste B
     Suisun City