Date of Formation: November 1972

Enabling Legislation: Section 5500 et seq. of the CA Public Resources Code

Services Provided: Acquisition of open space land; protection, restoration, and enhancement of natural resources; planning for and management of land for low-intensity recreational use by the public

Area: 556 square miles

Population: 705,528 (US Census 2010)

Sphere of Influence: Boundaries encompass northern and western portions of Santa Clara County (Palo Alto south to Los Gatos and west to the Santa Clara/San Mateo/Santa Cruz County lines), southern and coastal San Mateo County (southern border of Pacifica to San Carlos and south to the San Mateo/Santa Clara/Santa Cruz County lines), and a small portion of northern Santa Cruz County

Board of Directors

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District is governed by a seven-member board of directors elected to four-year terms by the public in their respective wards.

Ward Director Term Ending
1 Craig Gleason 2026
2 Yoriko Kishimoto 2026
3 Jed Cyr 2024
4 Curt Riffle 2024
5 Karen Holman 2026
6 Margaret MacNiven 2026
7 Zoe Kersteen-Tucker 2024

The board of directors meets regularly the second and fourth Wednesday of every month.

All meetings are held either at the District Administrative Office, 330 Distel Circle, Los Altos, CA 94022 or at a Coastside location. See Board Meetings on the district website for the current meeting place.

Meeting time is 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted in the agenda. Future agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to regular meetings and 24 hours prior to special meetings

Contact Information
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
District Administrative Office:
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022Get Directions
Monday - Friday:
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday - Sunday:
Contact Information
General Inquiries: (650) 691-1200 Phone: (650) 691-1200 Fax: (650) 691-0485 Email: Email: