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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.

To view all scheduled events (regardless of date), click HERE.
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  NOV  22, 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  

 
1st Annual Benicia Hand-Up Turkey Trot    Thursday,  NOV  23, 2017
8:00 AM

THE HAMANN FOUNDATION —  Benicia Community Park
Registration includes participants names to be entered into the drawings & raffle prizes & a Tim & Jeannie Hamann Foundation Water Bottle. Registration is $25.00; Kids 12 years of age & Under: Free. Day-of Registration Area will be on the back side of the Snack Shack/Restroom area at the park. For participants in the Turkey Trot, NO DOGS ALLOWED! For more information or tow register, click here.
Location:
     540 Rose Dr
     Benicia  
DIRECTIONS: Staging area for the Trot will be located in the baseball field in front of the Dog Park.

 
Solano Turkey Trot 2017    Thursday,  NOV  23, 2017
8:00 AM

SOLANO HEARTS UNITED —  Suisun Valley
The Solano Turkey Trot race is a mass start for the 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk! All runners will be lined up according to their pace. The lineup will be clearly marked by pace time. The main staging area for all race-day activities is at Solano Community College located at 4000 Suisun Valley Road in Fairfield, California. Other race-day activities include food booths, awards and other fun activities for the entire family, including a 1-Mile Kids Fun Run that will start at 9:30AM. The Solano Turkey Trot is sponsored by Solano Hearts United, a collaboration of four non-profit organizations who have joined together to raise awareness and support for children, adults and seniors in Solano County. Registration fees vary according to date and race. Please visit our website for more information and to register.
Location:
     4000 Suisun Valley Road
     Fairfield  

 
Walk with Hannigan    Friday,  NOV  24, 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  

 
Turkey Walk-Off and Leftovers-4-Lunch Hike    Friday,  NOV  24, 2017
10:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST —  Rockville Trails Preserve
Remember the day AFTER Thanksgiving? Not into Black Friday shopping? Had enough TV football? Kids need wiggle-time? Nothing to do or offer your out-of-town visitors? What to do with the leftovers? In the spirit of encouraging more time outdoors, Solano Land Trust is joining REI’s #OptOutside campaign by offering an outdoor experience on the day after Thanksgiving. The community is invited to bring Thanksgiving leftovers, family and visitors, and get outdoors to explore a hidden corner of Solano County. Participants will hike 4 to 5 miles up and down hills, enjoying great views and stopping for lunch to eat those Thanksgiving leftovers. Since space is limited, pre-registration is strongly recommended online. More details are on the registration page when you click on the above link. 
Registration is required.
Location: Fairfield  
DIRECTIONS: Since there is no parking lot at Rockville Trails Preserve, please meet your guide promptly and be ready to leave immediately from the big red "Ice House" building on Suisun Valley Ct, near the southeast corner of the Rockville Rd. and Suisun Valley Rd.

 
Nature Hike    Saturday,  NOV  25, 2017
9:00 AM

SOLANO LAND TRUST & SOLANO COUNTY PARKS —  Lynch Canyon Open Space Park
Solano Land Trust and Solano County Parks welcome the public to join docents Steven and Linda for a weekend hike at Lynch Canyon. You will explore and learn about the human history and phenomenal plant and wildlife diversity of Lynch Canyon. Come enjoy Lynch Canyon’s 1,039 acres of rolling grasslands, pond and oak woodlands with your family and friends. The hike can range from 4-7 miles. Pre-registration recommended. To register or for details, click here. Parking is $6, and goes to support Solano County Parks.
Leader: Steven & Linda
Parking Fee: $6
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.

 
Garden Volunteer Day    Saturday,  NOV  25, 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  

 
Lake Solano Canoe Tour    Sunday,  NOV  26, 2017
12:30 PM

PUTAH CREEK COUNCIL —  Lake Solano
Make a splash and join a guided canoe program at Lake Solano Park. Discover the wonders of Putah Creek through exploration, relaxation, and education, from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM. The tour is an opportunity to learn about life along the river and the special riparian forest that grows along its banks. To ensure a friendly, personal experience, the guided trip is limited to just 14 guests. Children age 8 and older are welcome if accompanied by an adult. The volunteers will give you basic safety and paddling instructions before you begin. Canoes, paddles, and lifejackets will be provided free of charge. Participants may want to bring water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and paddling gloves. You will probably get wet, so a change of clothes is recommended upon your return to land. For those who want to take pictures, a dry bag (double ziplock bags work well) or water tight container is suggested to keep your camera dry.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve your spot, click here. For questions in advance, contact Karin by email or 530-795-3006.
Leader: Carla Murphy
Parking Fee: $6
Registration is required.
Location:
     8685 Pleasants Valley Road
       
DIRECTIONS: Lake Solano Park straddles Pleasants Valley Road, north of Vacaville and near the town of Winters. Pay the $6 parking fee and park on the east-side of Pleasants Valley Rd.

 
Tai Chi in the Park    Wednesday,  NOV  29, 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  

 
Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar at the Adobe    Saturday,  DEC  2, 2017
11:00 AM

PEÑA ADOBE HISTORICAL SOCIETY —  Peña Adobe Park
Join us on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and look for Christmas gifts! Tour the historic Peña Adobe, and the Mowers-Goheen Museum. The Peña Adobe, California Historical Landmark #534, was home of the Peña family, who with the Vaca family, settled in Vacaville over one hundred seventy five years ago. Books by local authors will be available, Armijo Theater Productions students will read excerpts of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Starbound Theatre students will sing Christmas carols, and organist and harpist Dotty Schenk will play holiday selections on an old oak reed organ. There is no charge for admission into the historical park. Docents will be on hand to lead tours of the Adobe, the Museum and the grounds. For questions in advance, call (707) 447-0518 or email us.
Location:
     4699 Peña Adobe Road
     Vacaville  
DIRECTIONS: The park is located on Peña Adobe Road just off of Interstate 80 to the left of the Lagoon Valley Park entrance..

 
Coyote Club    Saturday,  DEC  9, 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,  DEC  16, 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.