Pajaro River Agricultural Preserve, Near Gilroy


The Authority recently purchased 183 acres of farmland in South Santa Clara County where the Pajaro River and Llagas Creek intersect. The land provides tomatoes, peppers, and leaf lettuces and the farm is part of a large complex of protected, productive farms that also provide flood prevention benefits to downstream communities. The property, which is south of the City of Gilroy, has been designated the Pajaro River Agricultural Preserve. The Authority's intent is to keep it in productive agriculture, while also managing it for the other benefits that our working landscapes provide.

Full press release

February 24, 2015
For media inquiries contact:

Alisha Maniglia

Communications Specialist
amaniglia@openspaceauthority.org