Capay Open Space Park

Looking for Public Feedback

UPDATE: Public meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, 6-7pm at the Esparto Library

Draft versions of Capay Open Space Park interpretative panels are available for public view and comment beginning December 5, 2018. The draft interpretative panels will be on display at the Esparto Public Library, 17065 Yolo Avenue, Esparto, during the library’s regular business hours as well as here on our website. 

Send comments to Mikayla Peterson at 

Two previous public meetings were held in late 2017 and early 2018 to establish themes and potential information and images to put on to the panels. The four themes are: geography, human and natural history, natural resources (gravel), and conservation. Public recommendations included highlighting the native plants and animals of the area and using Patwin language in the signage.

In addition to the month-long viewing of the panels, a public meeting will be scheduled for January 2019 to receive final public comments. Once the comments are used to refine the panels, they will be sent to a sign maker. Anticipated installation date is late spring 2019.

The interpretative signs are part of a grant-funded project to enhance Capay Open Space Park, 15603 County Road 85, Esparto. The 41-acre park was donated to the County in 2004 by Granite Construction, and provides direct access to lower Cache Creek. The park has more than two miles of walking trails, a paved parking lot, three shade structures, picnic tables, restrooms, an ADA access ramp to the creek, and plenty of benches. The interpretative signs, once finished, will be installed at the kiosk.

Capay Open Space Park contains four major habitat types: bottomland floodplain, riparian woodland, riparian scrub, and oak savanna grassland. A park host resides on the property.

For more information about this project, please contact us.