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Máyyan ‘Ooyákma – Coyote Ridge Community Day

October 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Free Public Community Day at Máyyan ‘Ooyákma – Coyote Ridge

The Open Space Authority’s public Community Celebration at the newly opened Máyyan ‘Ooyákma – Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve invites everyone to enjoy a fun, free family-friendly day filled with festivities.

All ages are welcome to come and learn about the unique habitat and wildlife found at the preserve, enjoy nature, and celebrate as a community.

Festivities include guided hikes and activities, booths from partner organizations, arts and crafts, butterfly wing decorating and costume parade for the kiddos, story times, and much more.


  • Flutterby Crafts Corner: Let your creativity soar at our craft corner! Kids can design their own butterfly wings. They’ll be fluttering with excitement!
  • Wild Storytime: Gather ‘round for enchanting tales about nature and wildlife in the heart of the preserve.
  • Toddler Trek: Take your littlest explorers for a family-friendly guided nature walk around the preserve’s new Máyyan Wáayi Overlook Trail.
  • Butterfly Costume Parade: Halloween is just around the corner. Transform your little ones into enchanting butterflies! Create and don colorful costumes and join the parade through the preserve led by our honorary butterfly ambassadors.
  • Activity and Info Booths: Get to know some of our nature besties! Booths from Bay Area Ridge Trail, Coyote Valley Conservation Area Master Plan, and more to be announced!
  • Docent-led Hike: Led by expert naturalist docents, let’s explore the new trails and learn about the history, plants, and animals of this unique landscape. Before heading out, the hike will begin with a land acknowledgement from the Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of the San Francisco Bay Area.


Click here for directions to the shuttle location on Santa Teresa Boulevard. Due to extremely limited parking, there will be no onsite parking at the preserve, other than ADA accessible parking spaces. Shuttle buses depart every 15 minutes to and from the celebration, with the ride taking less than 10 minutes.

  • 8:30 a.m. – Shuttle parking opens
  • 8:45 a.m. – First shuttle leaves
  • 9:00 a.m. – Event begins
  • 12:00 p.m. – Last shuttle leaves from parking area
  • 1:00 p.m. – Event ends
  • 2:00 p.m. – Last shuttle leaves from preserve
  • 2:30 p.m. – Shuttle parking gates close

The preserve also has bike racks on site for anyone who wants to bike to the event instead of driving and shuttling.

Things to bring and remember

  • Please bring your own water and snacks
  • There is no drinking water available at the preserve
  • Due to sensitive wildlife habitat, pets are not allowed at the preserve.

Please note that three of the trails at the preserve require a Butterfly Pass. You can learn more about the preserve, its special guidelines, and get your free Butterfly Pass, so you’re ready to hit the trails when you arrive.

This event is subject to cancellation/rescheduling depending on weather conditions.

*Note: When you attend this event, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur. By entering the event premises, you consent to such recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction.


October 14, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Máyyan ‘Ooyákma – Coyote Ridge Open Space Preserve
9611 Malech Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States