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Huge Renovations Coming to 107- Year Old Santa Cruz WharfHuge Renovations Coming to 107- Year Old Santa Cruz Wharf
By - posted 9/9/2021
Bay Area Updates, Controversy, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

By Jessica M. Pasko, Bay City News Foundation On any given day, you can stroll down the 107-year Santa Cruz Wharf and observe people fishing, dining on fish and chips, or visiting the sea lion colony that hangs out underneath. The 2,745-foot commercial and recreational wharf is the longest wooden pier in more...

Point Reyes National Seashore Considers Doubling Camping FeesPoint Reyes National Seashore Considers Doubling Camping Fees
By - posted 9/3/2021
Have Your Voice Heard, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Point Reyes National Seashore is considering doubling camping fees in 2022 to put more money toward improving visitor facilities. The current prices for campgrounds and boat-in sites range between $20 to $100 per night, depending on the size of the group. In the proposed increase, prices would increase to $40 to more...

California's 2021 Free Fishing Day (Sept. 4)California’s 2021 Free Fishing Day (Sept. 4)
By - posted 9/1/2021
Fun & Games, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Have you ever felt the excitement of watching your bobber suddenly jiggle, then dive out of sight? Or feeling the tap-tap-tap of a bass as it tastes the worm on the end of your line? Or having a salmon practically tear the rod out of your hands as it smashes more...

SF Beaches & Lookouts Might Start Charging $3/Hr Parking in 2022SF Beaches & Lookouts Might Start Charging $3/Hr Parking in 2022
By - posted 8/29/2021
Bay Area Updates, Have Your Voice Heard, Parks & Beaches

The National Park Service on Friday announced plans to add new parking fees at sites in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco and Marin County and begin a new fee for after-hour tours at the Point Bonita Lighthouse. The proposed fees, for sites that are currently free, include more...

SF's New Waterfront Park Opens to Public For First Time EverSF’s New Waterfront Park Opens to Public For First Time Ever
By - posted 8/24/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Black Point Historic Gardens is the San Francisco Bay Area’s newest national park site, a one-acre hillside that connects San Francisco’s Aquatic Park to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) at Fort Mason. At Black Point Historic Gardens, an outdoor staircase connects to newly restored pathways, budding gardens and terraced more...

CA State Parks Considering Reservation SystemCA State Parks Considering Reservation System
By - posted 8/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Thanks to SF Gate for sharing the news that California State Park officials are considering a reservation system to access the parks. Throughout the pandemic, the state parks have been extremely impacted. The parking lots often fill up by mid mornings on weekend, and cars are either turned away or left more...

SF's Newest Waterfront Park Opens August 25SF’s Newest Waterfront Park Opens August 25
By - posted 8/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Thanks to SF Gate for letting us know that Black Point Historic Gardens, SF’s newest waterfront park with amazing views, is set to open to the public for the first time ever on August 25, 2021. Once the 1-acre park and terraced native gardens opens, you’ll be able to access it more...

SF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf BlowersSF City Parks Say Goodbye to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers
By - posted 7/16/2021
Green, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Gardeners maintaining the City’s parks, open spaces and public plazas will soon turn over a new leaf—trading gas-powered blowers with two-stroke engines for electric battery pack models instead, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department just announced. Beginning next month, Rec and Park will cease purchasing gas-powered backpack blowers with two-stroke more...

Golden Gate Park Band's Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 SeasonGolden Gate Park Band’s Free Sunday Concerts Return for 2021 Season
By - posted 7/15/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, Things to Do, What's Closed / What's Open

The Golden Gate Park Band, presents its 139th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse. That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, usually end between 2:30 and 2:45 pm. The concerts more...

San Mateo's "Coyote Point" Outdoor Movie NightsSan Mateo’s “Coyote Point” Outdoor Movie Nights
By - posted 7/14/2021
Free Movie Screenings, Get Out: Events, Parks & Beaches, Things to Do

Gather friends and family, pack a picnic and join CuriOdyssey for a fun-filled summer evening during Coyote Point Movie Nights in July, August, September and October at Coyote Point Park in San Mateo. Watch your favorite movies, experiment with fun CuriOdyssey science experiments, play creatively with San Mateo County Libraries, and more...

GG Bridge's Historic Round House Will Reopen As Equator Coffees CafeGG Bridge’s Historic Round House Will Reopen As Equator Coffees Cafe
By - posted 7/13/2021
Brand New, Parks & Beaches, Reopening

The historic Round House Cafe at the Golden Gate Bridge will reopen at Equator Coffees‘ newest cafe, offering nearly 360 degree views. With a spectacular vantage point of the Golden Gate Bridge, the gateway connecting the Pacific Ocean with the San Francisco Bay, the Round House Cafe will soon be Equator more...

SF's Newest Playground Reopening: Golden Gate HeightsSF’s Newest Playground Reopening: Golden Gate Heights
By - posted 7/10/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Celebrations, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Join in for the reopening celebration for Golden Gate Heights Playground at 12th Avenue and Rockridge on July 20 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Golden Gate Heights Playground is one of 13 playgrounds being transformed into dynamic hubs for creativity and family life by Recreation and Park Department and the Parks Alliance’s LetsPlaySF! initiative. The more...

New $5 Shuttle to Russian River Beaches Starts July 10New $5 Shuttle to Russian River Beaches Starts July 10
By - posted 7/8/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Parks & Beaches, Swimming / Waterparks

Visitors of two Russian River beaches will have more options to get there beginning Saturday, when a shuttle bus begins providing weekend service from Santa Rosa. The Sonoma County Regional Parks River Shuttle will take passengers from Top Schopflin Fields to Steelhead Beach Regional Park and to Sunset Beach River Park more...

Foster City Has 3 Beaches on List of California's "Most Polluted"Foster City Has 3 Beaches on List of California’s “Most Polluted”
By - posted 7/5/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

By Olivia Wynkoop, Bay City News Foundation Foster City, which had three of its beaches end up on a list of the state’s worst in an annual report released by the non-profit organization Heal the Bay, said Wednesday that it has been working with a consulting firm since earlier this year more...

Corgi Con Fall 2021: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty ReturnsCorgi Con Fall 2021: Massive Dogo Beach Paw-ty Returns
By - posted 7/2/2021
Adorable, Bay Area Favorites, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The NorCal Corgi Con is a wonderfully bizarre beach day bash for dogs (and their pawrents) that brings together hundreds of enthusiastic Corgis, their owners and wannabes too on Ocean Beach in San FranCorgsco, between Stairwell 2 and 5 near the Cliff House, from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, October 16, more...