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72 City Blocks in SF Might Light Up For the First Time Ever72 City Blocks in SF Might Light Up For the First Time Ever
By - posted 5/9/2022
Brand New, Outdoorsy, San Francisco

Thanks to the San Francisco Examiner for sharing the news that San Francisco could soon be lighting up with charming string lights all over the city. After successfully lighting up Valencia Street with 8,000 cafe lights back in May of 2021, Manny Yekutiel, owner of Manny’s cafe in the Mission, is spearheading more...

Crissy Field's 20th Anniversary + Free Kite Day (May 7)Crissy Field’s 20th Anniversary + Free Kite Day (May 7)
By - posted 5/5/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Let’s fly a kite together! Join San Francisco in celebrating 20 years of Crissy Field on May 7 from 1-3 p.m. The first 1,500 people to meet us on Crissy Airfield will receive a free, beautifully designed kite to commemorate 20 years of Crissy Field. Kites will be distributed from the Golden more...

Check Out SF's Absolutely Wild Sand Dunes at Ocean BeachCheck Out SF’s Absolutely Wild Sand Dunes at Ocean Beach
By - posted 5/5/2022
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Wow

Local hip hop artist Richie Cunning was out for a walk on Ocean Beach on Tuesday morning this week around 7am and caught this amazing site of the Ocean Beach sign almost completely covered by sand dunes right near Lincoln and the Great Highway. 📷 @RichieCunning And if you look closely, you’ll more...

UC Berkeley's Annual Falcon "Hatch Day" Returns May 6UC Berkeley’s Annual Falcon “Hatch Day” Returns May 6
By - posted 5/4/2022
Adorable, East Bay, Outdoorsy

UC Berkeley’s annual Hatch Day returns on Friday, May 6, 2022 after a two-year hiatus due to the ongoing pandemic. The celebration is to hopefully see the hatching of three peregrine falcon chicks atop UC Berkeley’s Campanile plus there will fun, educational activities set up on the south side of the more...

1,000 New Trees Coming to Santa Clara County Schools1,000 New Trees Coming to Santa Clara County Schools
By - posted 5/4/2022
Green, Outdoorsy

Santa Clara County’s Office of Sustainability and the Office of Education are partnering together to plant 1,000 trees that will put roots in the ground at school campuses and surrounding neighborhoods throughout the county — designed to encourage an early sense of environmental stewardship among students. The first 27 saplings were more...

Heavy Spring Rains Destroyed 80% of the Bay Area's Strawberry CropHeavy Spring Rains Destroyed 80% of the Bay Area’s Strawberry Crop
By - posted 5/2/2022
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy

By Hoda Emam, Bay City News Foundation After a wet autumn and warm sunny days in the first three months of this year, the 2022 strawberry crop was exceptionally promising — growing earlier and more rapidly than usual. It was a pleasant surprise for Javier Zamora, owner of JSM Organics in Watsonville. more...

Santa Cruz is Getting a $5.4 Million Wildlife Tunnel Crossing by 2023Santa Cruz is Getting a $5.4 Million Wildlife Tunnel Crossing by 2023
By - posted 5/2/2022
Brand New, Getting Help, Outdoorsy

A project is now underway that will create a wildlife undercrossing beneath state Highway 17 to provide a route for mountain lions and other wildlife to travel safely between two large areas of habitat — both of which are separated by four lanes of the busy traffic corridor. The tunnel more...

One of SF's Giant Windmills is Turning Back on TodayOne of SF’s Giant Windmills is Turning Back on Today
By - posted 4/30/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Normally the Murphy Windmill (the largest in the world when it was built in 1908) sits majestically, but silently watching over the southwest corner of Golden Gate Park which no longer needs it to pump the 40,000 gallons of water a day it used to before electric pumps took all more...

SF's New 4.5 Acre Park w/ Amazing Views "Francisco Park" Opens (April 27)SF’s New 4.5 Acre Park w/ Amazing Views “Francisco Park” Opens (April 27)
By - posted 4/24/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Every week it seems like San Francisco is getting a brand new park, and this week is no exception. The brand new 4.5 acre Francisco Park peers over the hillside above Aquatic Park and is one of the few privately-funded parks (along with Stern Grove and South Park) that has more...

Where to See Amazing Wildflower Blooms (East Bay Guide)Where to See Amazing Wildflower Blooms (East Bay Guide)
By - posted 4/23/2022
East Bay, Outdoorsy

In addition to Sunol’s Wildflower Season weekend programs, which run through Sunday, May 1, 2022, native wildflowers can be admired throughout the East Bay Regional Parks. Some of the more prolific displays can be found at Black Diamond Mines, Morgan Territory, Briones, Coyote Hills, Del Valle, the Ohlone Wilderness Trail, and Vargas Plateau. Enjoy the more...

SF's "DogFest" Returns to Duboce Park on April 23rdSF’s “DogFest” Returns to Duboce Park on April 23rd
By - posted 4/23/2022
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

DogFest 2022 is a mutt-tastic festival at one of the most dog-friendly parks in the city and the biggest dog event in San Francisco. After two years in the virtual world, DogFest is back for 2022 15th Annual DogFest Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 11 am to 4 pm Duboce Park, Duboce and Steiner, more...

A Brand New Park is Coming to SoMa in 2025A Brand New Park is Coming to SoMa in 2025
By - posted 4/23/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Over 100,000 new households are projected to move into San Francisco by 2040, with much of the coming growth to be concentrated in SoMa. This dense, urban area is expected to see significant population growth northwest of the project site with the proposed Hub initiative within the Market & Octavia more...

SF's Golden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Residents (Starting April 22)SF’s Golden Gate Park Gardens Now Free for Residents (Starting April 22)
By - posted 4/21/2022
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

San Francisco residents will finally get free admission to the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park starting April 22, 2022 On Friday, legislation will go into effect making the Gardens of Golden Gate Park free for San Francisco residents (as well as all veterans regardless of more...

Bay Area Spring Irises in Peak BloomBay Area Spring Irises in Peak Bloom
By - posted 4/20/2022
Outdoorsy, Spring Flowers

By Larry Sokoloff, Bay City News Foundation A great way to enjoy springtime in the South Bay is a visit to Nola’s Iris Garden, perched in the hills above East San Jose. The five-acre working farm with more than 2,000 varieties of irises is nearing peak bloom in the next two more...

Get Free Entry to 200+ CA State Parks w/ Your Library CardGet Free Entry to 200+ CA State Parks w/ Your Library Card
By - posted 4/8/2022
Freebies, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Travel

California State Parks and the California State Library just announced an additional opportunity to advance safe and equitable outdoor access to all Californians. Starting this week—National Library Week—California State Parks will be distributing the California State Library Parks Pass to public libraries across the state for checkout by library patrons. more...