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Published on August 9, 2022

Celebrate 50 years of open space with the Midpen Explore Challenge

This year the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) celebrates 50 years of preserving, restoring and enjoying a 65,000-acre (and growing!) greenbelt of public open space.

Join in the celebration with the Midpen Explore Challenge to get some fresh air and learn more about the preserves in your backyard. Discover the trails, history, flora, fauna and more that can be found in the Midpen preserves with open public access. Visit all 24 preserves — either virtually or in person — to complete the challenge! Head to the challenges tab to join.

To enter virtually, check into the app from anywhere within District boundaries and scroll through the information to learn about all of the amazing things that are out there for you to discover!

To enter in-person, head to any of the preserves to experience these wonders in the real world and check-in on the app while you’re there. At the end of 2022, everyone who has completed the challenge and checked into all 24 preserves (either virtually or in person) will be entered into a random drawing to receive a $30 gift card to the Midpen webstore.

Get Involved!

Click here to learn more about Midpen and other ways to get involved in the 50th anniversary fun, including special docent-led hikes, volunteer projects, a social media photo contest and a special event on September 10th (featuring wildlife demonstrations, live music and agricultural education).

Click here to learn how to volunteer with Midpen.

Click here for a calendar of events and activities at Midpen.