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SF's Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3SF’s Brand New State-of-the-Art Tennis Center Opens March 3
By - posted 2/27/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco’s brand new Lisa & Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in Golden Gate Park will open on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The $27 million renovation has transformed the legendary Golden Gate Park facility into a state-of-the-art public tennis center accessible to first-time players and seasoned athletes alike. Online court reservations can more...

Camping Reservations in The Presidio Open March 1stCamping Reservations in The Presidio Open March 1st
By - posted 2/26/2021
Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

Perched on four wooded acres above Baker Beach at the Presidio’s highest point, Rob Hill is one of just two campgrounds in San Francisco. It offers a national park camping experience just minutes from the city. Here, you can see the lights of Sutro Tower, smell the ocean, and hear the owls more...

GG Park's Gorgeous "Lighted Forest" Extended Until April 4thGG Park’s Gorgeous “Lighted Forest” Extended Until April 4th
By - posted 2/26/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open, Wow

Golden Gate Park’s beautiful “lighted forest” that’s transformed Peacock Meadow into an enchanted forest of otherworldly shapes and ever-changing light, has been extended. You can now view the whimsical wonderland through April 4th. “Entwined,” by San Francisco artist Charles Gadeken, honors Golden Gate Park’s 150th Anniversary. The lighting takes place every night more...

Highway 1's Gorgeous Wildflower SuperbloomHighway 1’s Gorgeous Wildflower Superbloom
By - posted 2/18/2021
Outdoorsy, Wow

Thanks to ABC7 for sharing that there’s beautiful wildflowers blooming along Highway 1. You can find this massive field of wildflowers blooming in Davenport, in a field that’s just south of Bonny Doon Road, north of Santa Cruz.

Oakland's Secret Heart-Shaped Labyrinth Hidden in the HillsOakland’s Secret Heart-Shaped Labyrinth Hidden in the Hills
By - posted 2/16/2021
Outdoorsy

Did you know about the secret labyrinths hidden in the Berkeley Hills? In addition to an extinct volcano, Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve, also has several manmade rock labyrinths nestled in the foothills, near the former rock quarry. The most frequented labyrinth in the park is the Mazzariello Labyrinth, which was created by more...

California's Wild Horses Can Be Yours for $1California’s Wild Horses Can Be Yours for $1
By - posted 2/16/2021
Adorable, Deals, Outdoorsy

Did you know that California has wild horses? There’s a very large population of wild horses located in the Modoc National Forest, and because of an overpopulation, they need new homes. Recently, several hundred Devil’s Garden wild horses were rounded up for adoption. Thanks to SFGate for sharing the unique opportunity to take more...

Four Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the PresidioFour Ways to Enjoy Valentine’s Day in the Presidio
By - posted 2/11/2021
City Discoveries, Outdoorsy, Valentine's Day

Pack a picnic and take your sweetie to the Presidio for romantic outdoorsy Valentine’s Day. Explore Lover’s Lane So-called for connecting love-struck soldiers with their sweethearts in town, the Presidio’s oldest footpath slopes between the stately Presidio Gate and the Main Post. Come take a walk with your love and be a more...

SF's "Ride 'N Roll" Slow Streets Art HuntSF’s “Ride ‘N Roll” Slow Streets Art Hunt
By - posted 2/11/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

Join in for an afternoon of walking, biking, scooting, roller skating and more safely along the Richmond District’s slow streets. Participate in a beautiful, people-first street-inspired art hunt that celebrates local writers, artists, & merchants. The Ride N’ Roll Slow Street Art Hunt kicks off on Saturday, February 13th in front more...

The Presidio's Andy Goldsworthy "Spire" Sculpture Can StayThe Presidio’s Andy Goldsworthy “Spire” Sculpture Can Stay
By - posted 2/10/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy

Sadly last June, Andy Goldsworthy’s 100-foot-tall wooden sculpture in The Presidio was damaged by fire. Thankfully, The Presidio just shared some good news. After being evaluated by The Presidio Trust’s own forester, a structural engineer and wood specialist, found the Spire to be stable, so it will be able to remain more...

SF’s Magnificent "Peak" Magnolia Bloom is HereSF’s Magnificent “Peak” Magnolia Bloom is Here
By - posted 2/10/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, many rare and more...

Golden Gate Park's $2.4 Million Renovated Dog Park OpensGolden Gate Park’s $2.4 Million Renovated Dog Park Opens
By - posted 2/6/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

Calling all woofers, puppers, and doggos… The $2.4 million renovation of the Golden Gate Park Dog Training Area is complete, making it the premier puppy play area in the city. The trans-fur-mation includes brand new play surfaces, natural play equipment, pet drinking fountains and more. San Francisco’s largest fenced dog park more...

Pinnacles National Park Closes Due to Flooding & RockfallsPinnacles National Park Closes Due to Flooding & Rockfalls
By - posted 1/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Storm Watch, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KSBW for letting us know that Pinnacles National Park has had to close due to flooding and rockfalls over the roads caused by the latest “Atmospheric River” storm. Pinnacles National Park announced the park closure on Facebook on Thursday, January 28, and has been providing updates on their page. more...

SF's Magnificent Magnolia Bloom Has BegunSF’s Magnificent Magnolia Bloom Has Begun
By - posted 1/19/2021
Museums / Cultural Institutions, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

One of San Francisco’s most breathtaking natural marvels, the annual bloom of more than 200 rare and historic magnolias with trees reaching 80 feet, is typically at its peak from mid-January through March at the SF Botanical Garden. Velvety silver buds on the often bare branches of these elegant trees, many rare and more...

Pacifica's Pier Damaged by King Tides, Closes ImmediatelyPacifica’s Pier Damaged by King Tides, Closes Immediately
By - posted 1/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Everything South City for letting us know that effective immediately Pacifica’s pier is now closed. The city of Pacifica recently released the following press release: Recently, the Northern California Coast experienced King Tides and large swells which affected Pacifica’s coastline. A combination of the high tides and large waves have more...

Free National Parks Day for MLK DayFree National Parks Day for MLK Day
By - posted 1/14/2021
Freebies, Outdoorsy, Things to Do

Sometimes you’ve just got to get away from it all and clear your head with the peace and serenity of a national park. In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Service sites will have free admission for everyone on Monday, January 18, 2021, as the first fee more...