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Amazing Big Sur Trail Reopens For First Time Since 2008Amazing Big Sur Trail Reopens For First Time Since 2008
By - posted 6/16/2021
Fire Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Uplifting, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to KCBS for letting us know that the popular Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Big Sur is reopening for the first time in 13 years. Save the Redwoods League and California State Parks are reopening a fully renovated Pfeiffer Falls Trail in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park on June 18, 2021. This is the first time more...

SF's New 12,000sqft Nature Exploration Area at Heron’s Head ParkSF’s New 12,000sqft Nature Exploration Area at Heron’s Head Park
By - posted 6/10/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

San Francisco has announced their new concept design for the brand new Nature Exploration Area (NEA) at Heron’s Head Park. The NEA will create a unique space that allows for active play, passive recreation, gathering with friends and family, and creates pockets for exploration to stimulate the senses and inspire imagination. more...

New 2,500 Acre East Bay Park at Former Concord Naval Weapons StationNew 2,500 Acre East Bay Park at Former Concord Naval Weapons Station
By - posted 6/10/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

On Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the East Bay Regional Park District Board of Directors unanimously voted to name the new regional park at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station “Thurgood Marshall Regional Park – Home of the Port Chicago 50.” The name “Thurgood Marshall Regional Park – Home of the Port more...

SF's Newest Park "India Basin" Groundbreaking (June 17)SF’s Newest Park “India Basin” Groundbreaking (June 17)
By - posted 6/9/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Join in at at Hunters Point Boulevard and Hawes Street on June 17 for this momentous first step in the creation of Bayview-Hunters Point’s next great park. This groundbreaking event marks the beginning of remediation work at the project’s 900 Innes site, and will feature a shovel ceremony, brief remarks and more...

Stern Grove Festival 2021 Full Lineup AnnouncedStern Grove Festival 2021 Full Lineup Announced
By - posted 6/8/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on August 15th and the finale “The Big Picnic” with Tower of Power and Too $hort on August 29. All shows more...

SF's Newly Renovated Shoreview Park ReopensSF’s Newly Renovated Shoreview Park Reopens
By - posted 6/4/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening

Join SF Recreation and Parks Department for a reopening celebration for Shoreview Park (1 Lillian Court at Rosie Lee Lane) on Monday, June 7 beginning at 11:30 am. Help us celebrate the recently completed renovation, which includes a new playground, picnic area, workout equipment and more. The event will feature a more...

Wow! Sand Dunes Just Took Over SF's Great HighwayWow! Sand Dunes Just Took Over SF’s Great Highway
By - posted 6/3/2021
Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Wow

Mother Nature took over and reclaimed her land earlier this week. Ocean Beach’s sand dunes blew over and covered San Francisco’s Great Highway earlier this week.  Thankfully, SF Public Works was able to swiftly clear up the sand and clear the way for people to enjoy biking, walking, rolling, and strolling more...

New SF Park Connecting Fort Mason to the Waterfront Opens June 2021New SF Park Connecting Fort Mason to the Waterfront Opens June 2021
By - posted 6/1/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Beatrice Kilat, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Thanks to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for sharing the news about San Francisco’s newest park. Black Point Historic Gardens, a new park connecting Fort Mason to the San Francisco waterfront, opens to the public soon, tentatively scheduled for June 2021. The restoration of more...

SF Named Top 10 in USA for Its City ParksSF Named Top 10 in USA for Its City Parks
By - posted 6/1/2021
Bay Area Updates, City Insight, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

By Jeff Ballinger, Bay City News Bay Area cities rose on the annual ParkScore index, an annual study released Wednesday night by the San Francisco-based nonprofit The Trust for Public Land that ranks park systems in the 100 largest U.S. cities. Four Bay Area cities made the list again this time, with more...

Golden Gate National Recreation Area May Increase FeesGolden Gate National Recreation Area May Increase Fees
By - posted 5/21/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which hosted more than 12 million visitors last year, is proposing an increase to fees for some activities to keep up with the costs of managing the park. Amid the pandemic, many areas of the park have seen a dramatic increase in visitation. Revenue from these fees will contribute toward a variety more...

Stern Grove Festival is Back for 2021 (June 20 - Aug 29)Stern Grove Festival is Back for 2021 (June 20 – Aug 29)
By - posted 5/20/2021
Fairs & Festivals, Festival Updates, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, What's Closed / What's Open

Stern Grove Festival announced a packed lineup for their 2021 season highlighted by a July 4th concert with the San Francisco Symphony, Thievery Corporation on July 11, Fitz & The Tantrums on August 15th and the finale “The Big Picnic” with Tower of Power and Too $hort on August 29. All shows more...

SF's Esprit Park is Getting a $7.7 Million MakeoverSF’s Esprit Park is Getting a $7.7 Million Makeover
By - posted 5/18/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Esprit Park is one step closer to a $7.7 million renovation designed to balance the needs of its growing Dogpatch community—from families to fitness enthusiasts to dogs and their people, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and University of California San Francisco announced today. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors more...

Locally Extinct Butterflies Now Thriving in The PresidioLocally Extinct Butterflies Now Thriving in The Presidio
By - posted 5/11/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting

Thank you to ABC7 News for sharing that a previously locally extinct butterfly is now flourishing in The Presidio. Thanks to a successful restoration of their native habitat, the Variable Checkerspot Butterflies were the sixth native wildlife species to be re-introduced in the Presidio and now they’re thriving. The variable checkerspot or Chalcedon more...

Presidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF's Mountain LakePresidio Baby Turtle Discovered in SF’s Mountain Lake
By - posted 5/10/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Updates, Green, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Uplifting

Welcome to the world, baby turtle! Back in 2015 – after the completion of massive cleanup efforts at Mountain Lake – the Presidio Trust, along with San Francisco Zoo and Sonoma State University, reintroduced native Western pond turtles. Thankfully, The Presidio’s wildlife ecologists recently found a cute baby turtle, the more...

SF Supervisor Pushes to Keep Ferry Service to Angel IslandSF Supervisor Pushes to Keep Ferry Service to Angel Island
By - posted 5/6/2021
Bay Area Updates, Parks & Beaches

With the Blue & Gold Fleet possibly ending its ferry service from San Francisco to Angel Island, Supervisor Gordon Mar on Tuesday called for a resolution supporting continued service to the island to honor the estimated one million immigrants who were once detained there. Blue & Gold Fleet announced in December more...