A state-of-the-art visitor’s center will open this weekend at Land’s End in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area after a year of construction and negotiations to ensure that all exhibits could be properly featured. Read More
Rules for off-leash dogs are among the topics the National Park Service is asking for public input on during an open house scheduled for tonight in San Francisco.Officials will be on hand to answer questions related to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including the America’s Cup sailing races, the status of the park service’s off-leash proposal and plans for the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary. Read More
The annual Christmas tree burning tradition on Ocean Beach is advertised with a Burning Man-esque spirit of leaving nothing behind. But this year, participants did not follow suit.
"It took three days to clean up," said Alexandra Picavet, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which oversees Ocean Beach. Read More
Visitors to San Francisco’s Peninsula watershed could gain better access to 14,000 acres of local land under a new Golden Gate National Recreation Area proposal to complete local segments of the Bay Area Ridge Trail and connect it to the California Coastal Trail.
For a map detailing future park additions on the Peninsula, click on the photo to the right.
The plan also proposes to increase access to Alcatraz and Muir Woods. Read More
Crissy Field parking could soon come with a cost.
For years, families, dog walkers, joggers and picnickers have driven to Crissy Field, parked for free and went out to enjoy the stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and take in some sun. Read More
The U.S. Coast Guard, Marin County Fire and Golden Gate National Recreation Area rescued four swimmers pulled in to the Pacific Ocean Wednesday night by a strong wave.The call for rescue was received by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area around 6 p.m. for a report of four people in the water. When rangers arrive moments later, three teens were already on the beach. Read More
Monday is the last day to add your two cents to the 3,000 comments that have piled up in response to a proposal to dramatically reduce where dogs can roam without a leash on federal park lands. Read More
In the ever-evolving environmental battle over Pacifica’s Sharp Park Golf Course, San Francisco Supervisor John Avalos recently requested to draft legislation that would close the sporting facility for the sake of two endangered species. Read More
A small fire in the cell house on Alcatraz Island shut down access for visitors Sunday afternoon.
The smell of smoke was reported around 2:30 p.m., according to San Francisco Fire Department dispatch officials. When a fire boat and crew arrived on the island a short time later they found an overheated motor in the basement of the cell house. Read More
The phone’s been ringing in the Mayor’s Office on Tuesday, and it’s probably not going to stop any time soon now that off-leash dog walking advocates have organized a call-in day to Mayor Ed Lee. Read More