We love dogs in San Francisco. About 150,000 live here, which means we have more canines residing in The City than kids. But in finding park space for all those dogs to play in, there’s an escalating debate: Are they our best friends or dogs gone wild? Read More
Supporting a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles on federal parkland in San Francisco, surrounding counties and Yosemite National Park seems like a no-brainer for a city that regards itself as the epicenter of environmental consciousness.
As the Golden Gate National Recreation Area looks into banning the sale of bottled water, the beverage industry is hoping to have a say in the matter.
Park officials intend to begin the process within six months, but the American Beverage Association says limiting consumer choice is unnecessary. Read More
The river otter that took up residence in the Sutro Baths ruins at Ocean Beach appears to have moved on; he has not been seen for weeks.
Dubbed Sutro Sam, he was the first river otter spotted in San Francisco in decades. The young male attracted so much attention from sightseers that Golden Gate National Recreation Area officials had to set up signs to remind people to keep away from the wild creature. Read More
There is a new fixture at the historic Cliff House: a 31-foot-tall wind turbine meant to capture enough ocean wind to sustain the nearby gift shop.
The three-year pilot project will determine if enough energy is created to make the building self-sustaining — a longtime goal of the National Park Service, which owns the restaurant. Read More
A man using illegal fireworks was to blame for starting a brush fire in the Marin Headlands on Tuesday afternoon, according to the National Park Service.
At 2:45 p.m., firefighters from Marin County and the Park Service responded to reports of fire on Slacker Hill near Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands region of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said. Read More
Connecting Alcatraz Island to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area — including Fort Mason and Muir Woods — is one possibility for the National Park Service as it looks to find a more permanent home for the popular ferry service. Read More