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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,  OCT  25, 2017
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  

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  OCT  27, 2017
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  

 
Solano County Walk to End Alzheimer's    Saturday,  OCT  28, 2017
8:00 AM

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND NORTHERN NEVADA ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION —  Harbor Plaza
Come out the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s— the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community including families, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more - in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission-related initiatives and your actions both through fundraising and participating in the event, help to change the level of awareness in your community. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by registering today. Day of race: 8A registration, 9A ceremony, 9:30A Walk begins. Route length is 1 mile or 3 miles. For more information and to register, click here.
Location:
     Harbor Plaza
     558 Solano Street
     Suisun City  

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  OCT  28, 2017
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  

 
SASO Swimming Spooky Stampede    Sunday,  OCT  29, 2017
8:00 AM

SOLANO AQUATIC SEA OTTERS —  Solano Community College
SASO Swimming Spooky Stampede is a 5K Fun Run on October 29th, 2017 at Solano Community College benefitting Solano Aquatic Sea Otters, a community competitive and recreational club swim team in Fairfield. The run is a family/community event that includes a Mighty Mile and a 5K fun run. Join in the fun and run in your favorite costume! For details and to register, click here.
Location:
     4000 Suisun Valley Road
     Fairfield  

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  NOV  1, 2017
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  

 
Hike at King-Swett Ranches    Saturday,  NOV  4, 2017
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 required online.
Leader: Jim
Registration is required.
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.

 
Rush Ranch Ramble    Sunday,  NOV  5, 2017
9:30 AM

GREENBELT ALLIANCE —  Rush Ranch
Explore the natural and cultural history of Rush Ranch. We’ll hike the Marsh Trail along the edge of Suisun Marsh, the largest tidal marsh on the west coast, then get put out to pasture on the South Pasture Trail to view Patuin (Native American) grinding rocks.After our hike, we can visit the nature center and barn in this spectacular open space preserve owned by the Solano Land Trust. Greenbelt Alliance has been working with the land trust and other local groups to help create a regional park district for Solano County. Bring water, lunch, dress in layers, and wear good hiking shoes. If you have questions about this outing, email Ken Lavin or call him at 415-543-6771 x321. This is a moderate hike of 4-1/2 miles over fairly level terrain. Rain cancels.Meet in front of the visitor center.
Leader: Nancy Topp
Registration is required.
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.

 
Women's Hunt    Friday,  NOV  10, 2017
CALIFORNIA WATERFOWL ASSOCIATION —  Grizzly Ranch
This is a two-day event! Grizzly Ranch is located in the famed Suisun Marsh, bordering Grizzly Island State Wildlife Area. The ranch is over 900 acres and the wetlands are managed by CWA biologists. The blinds consist of two and three man tanks and stand-up blinds. Decoys, stools and boat transportation to and from the blind are provided. Hunts are filled on a first come-first serve basis! This hunt is open to all females 18 and older. Hunters are limited to register for only one date during the 17-18 waterfowl season. The $150 per hunter registration fee includes a CWA membership, overnight accommodations, dinner, breakfast, and lunch, plus decoys, blinds, boats, and game cleaning facility. Guides are provided at each blind. The volunteer/mentor guide will help with blind safety, waterfowl identification, decoy placement, bird retrieval, calling, etc. Hunting dogs are allowed but must be kept in a dog crate or vehicle when you are not hunting. You will be responsible for the behavior and actions of your dog, as well providing adequate food and water. For more information and to register, click here.
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)

 
Coyote Club    Saturday,  NOV  11, 2017
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.

 
Horse Day at McIntyre Ranch    Saturday,  NOV  18, 2017
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.