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Where to Swim: East Bay Lakefront Beaches, Pools and Lagoons (Summer 2024)Where to Swim: East Bay Lakefront Beaches, Pools and Lagoons (Summer 2024)
By - posted 7/8/2024
East Bay, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The 2024 swim season is in full swing, with most East Bay Regional Park District swim facilities and shoreline beaches open daily. Swimming fees vary by facility. The East Bay Regional Park District swim facilities include six open-water lakefront beaches, three chlorinated lagoons, two pools, and three bay shoreline beaches. Open for Summer more...

6 Awesome Bay Area Swimming Holes (Summer 2024)6 Awesome Bay Area Swimming Holes (Summer 2024)
By - posted 7/7/2024
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Swimming / Waterparks

Splish splash! It’s time to grab your swimsuit and jump in. We’ve rounded up some of the best beaches and swimming holes to beat the heat and dive in in the North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, and San Francisco. North Bay Swimming Holes Heart’s Desire Beach, Tomales Bay State Park Heart’s Desire more...

New Permanent Oceanfront Park at SF's Great Highway?New Permanent Oceanfront Park at SF’s Great Highway?
By - posted 6/24/2024
New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco is putting it to the vote; should The Great Highway be turned into a permanent oceanfront park? Voters will decide in November 2024. The Great Highway is a 3.8-mile-long roadway running along Ocean Beach on the westernmost side of San Francisco. The Upper Great Highway is a two-mile segment more...

CA's New 1600-Acre State Park (90 Miles from SF) Opens June 12CA’s New 1600-Acre State Park (90 Miles from SF) Opens June 12
By - posted 6/12/2024
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

California’s newest state park, the first in over a decade, opens on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. Dos Rios State Park‘s opening day coincides with the launch of the Third Annual State Parks Week June 12-16. This year’s theme is “This is Where You Live” which is befitting for the opening more...

SF's Lake Merced is Getting a New Trail + Picnic AreaSF’s Lake Merced is Getting a New Trail + Picnic Area
By - posted 5/24/2024
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco’s Lake Merced is getting a brand new trail and picnic area in late 2024. We’ve started working on the northern part of the Lake Merced Trail Improvement Project. To accommodate construction, the trail along Skyline Boulevard is closed through late June. Pedestrians should follow the detour through Harding Park more...

GG Park's Beer & Wine Garden is Back (Memorial Day Weekend 2024)GG Park’s Beer & Wine Garden is Back (Memorial Day Weekend 2024)
By - posted 5/23/2024
Bars, Fun & Games, Only in San Francisco, Outdoor Dining, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park’s seasonal watering hole is back with a cocktail twist – For the first time, brunch cocktails will be available in addition to beer and wine. Starting Memorial Day Weekend 2024, park-goers can enjoy their favorite brunch cocktails as The Whale’s Tail makes a splash on the JFK Promenade, more...

New SF Park with 360° Views Just OpenedNew SF Park with 360° Views Just Opened
By - posted 5/13/2024
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Matt Dorsey, City Administrator Carmen Chu, City leaders, neighbors and community stakeholders today celebrated the grand opening of San Francisco’s newest public park, Panorama Park, which is now open on Yerba Buena Island with 360 views in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Panorama Park is part of more...

Stern Grove Festival 2024 Lineup & RSVP Info Just AnnouncedStern Grove Festival 2024 Lineup & RSVP Info Just Announced
By - posted 5/10/2024
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

The Stern Grove Festival returns for its 87th season having presented free concerts in the park every summer since 1938. 2024 Stern Grove Festival June 23 – August 25, 2024 | 2-5 pm Stern Grove, 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd., SF FREE Stern Grove Festival’s 87th season of admission-free concerts kicks off on Sunday, June 23, 2024. Concerts take place more...

SF Bay Area's 9 Free Gorgeous Rose GardensSF Bay Area’s 9 Free Gorgeous Rose Gardens
By - posted 5/8/2024
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Spring Flowers

It’s Mother’s Day! Treat your favorite mom to a wonderful day amongst the roses and perhaps bring a picnic. Rose Gardens of the Bay Area Here’s a list of free rose gardens all over the Bay Area: Can’t make it on Mother’s Day on May 12, 2024? Don’t fret! With the warm weather more...

Roller Skate Rentals Return to GG Park After 44 YearsRoller Skate Rentals Return to GG Park After 44 Years
By - posted 4/24/2024
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Fancy roller skating in Golden Gate Park? Golden Gate Park visitors who don’t have their own pair of skates will be able to experience the beloved Skatin’ Place on the JFK Promenade thanks to new skate rentals launching this Saturday, April 27, 2024 the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department more...

SF's Newest 5-Acre Waterfront Park Officially OpensSF’s Newest 5-Acre Waterfront Park Officially Opens
By - posted 4/24/2024
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco just celebrated the grand opening of China Basin Park. Located on the border of the South of Market and Mission Bay neighborhoods, China Basin Park is part of Phase 1 of the Mission Rock project, a new mixed-use community currently being developed on the surface parking lots south of more...

SF's Japantown is Getting a Huge Makeover w/ New Cherry Trees in 2025SF’s Japantown is Getting a Huge Makeover w/ New Cherry Trees in 2025
By - posted 4/23/2024
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

After years of planning, San Francisco’s Japantown Peace Plaza (1610 Geary Blvd.) is undergoing a big renovationstarting April 29, 2024 which will result in a more dynamic community plaza with new paving, plantings, and informal seating; a larger pagoda stage; an eternal flame; a Japantown History Walk; a new “water feature” more...

CA's Brand New State Park (90 Miles from SF) Opens June 12CA’s Brand New State Park (90 Miles from SF) Opens June 12
By - posted 4/23/2024
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

California State Parks in partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the California Natural Resources Agency are excited to announce on this Earth Day that California will open its newest state park in the San Joaquin Valley on Wednesday, June 12. The opening day coincides with more...

SF's Free Outdoor Movie Nights Return for 2024SF’s Free Outdoor Movie Nights Return for 2024
By - posted 4/11/2024
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco’s popular outdoor movie night, “Sundown Cinema” returns to The City for its 6th season on May 17, 2024. Sundown Cinema will bring seven films and pre-show entertainment to seven SF parks across the city, including sing-alongs, car chases, home videos, and family-friendly hits. Sundown Cinema debuts Friday, May 17, more...

Massive Inaugural "Golden Gate Park Concerts" Just AnnouncedMassive Inaugural “Golden Gate Park Concerts” Just Announced
By - posted 4/9/2024
Brand New, Fairs & Festivals, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

For the first time ever, a stand-alone concert is coming to Golden Gate Park. Introducing the inaugural Golden Gate Park Concerts, coming to the Polo Field in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park on Saturday, August 17, 2024. Don’t miss the legendary System of a Down and Deftones performing under the stars more...