Capay Open Space Park

Just north of the town of Capay, the Capay Open Space Park offers  walking trails, picnic benches, and an access ramp to Cache Creek. Explore the over 40 acres of grassland and riparian habitat currently being enhanced and restored.  Come to bird-watch, picnic with family or walk the dog. Dogs on leash are welcome! 

Restoration in Progress

The land that is now Capay Open Space Park was donated to the County of Yolo in 2004 by Granite Construction Company. Native habitats are being enhanced and restored courtesy of grant funding from California Natural Resource Agency. The park has more than two miles of walking trails, a paved parking lot, shade structures, picnic tables, restrooms, an ADA access ramp to the creek, along with plenty of benches! A park host lives on site.

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Restorative Planting

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 Cache Creek Conservancy and Yolo County Resource Conservation District are partners in enhancing the park by planting trees and plants to create habitat for native species.

Environmental Education

Esparto High School students getting involved in environmental education at COSP!

Esparto High School students leading a native bird identification activity for park visitors. One of many educational events held at COSP!

Interpretive Panels Coming Soon!

The interpretative signs are part of a grant-funded project to enhance Capay Open Space Park. The interpretative signs, once finished, will be installed at the kiosk in the park entrance.  The signs will be an informative reference about the geological and social history, mining and restoration of the Cache Creek ecosystem. 


For more information about this project, please contact us.   


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Capay Open Space Park

15603 County Road 85 

Esparto, CA