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SF's Brand New "Presidio Tunnel Tops" Park Opens July 17SF’s Brand New “Presidio Tunnel Tops” Park Opens July 17
By - posted 3/30/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The most anticipated visitor attraction ever planned for the Presidio of San Francisco – Presidio Tunnel Tops – now has an official opening date. The new national park destination welcomes all visitors starting Sunday, July 17, 2022, revealing a spectacular “must see” San Francisco park for Bay Area locals and visitors more...

Point Bonita Lighthouse Tours Will No Longer Be FreePoint Bonita Lighthouse Tours Will No Longer Be Free
By - posted 3/29/2022
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

After a thorough public review last spring, and following a separate process later in the summer, the National Park Service will raise parking fees at two NPS-controlled lots in the Presidio of San Francisco starting April 1, 2022. This is the final step of a fee review initiated by the more...

Berkeley's Brand New "Brickyard Cove" Waterfront ParkBerkeley’s Brand New “Brickyard Cove” Waterfront Park
By - posted 3/28/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Berkeley has a brand new waterfront park that offers sweeping views of the Bay. Brickyard Cove at McLaughlin Eastshore State Park is now open with new parking, bike racks, picnic tables, restrooms, water fountains, interpretive signage, walking paths, and bike connection to the San Francisco Bay Trail. Brickyard Cove provides magnificent more...

CA State Park "Brannan Island" Closing Effective April 1CA State Park “Brannan Island” Closing Effective April 1
By - posted 3/25/2022
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

California State Parks recently announced the temporary closure of Brannan Island State Recreation Area (Brannan Island), effective Friday, April 1, 2022. Brannan Island is a maze of waterways through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Located northeast of San Francisco Bay, the park unit has countless islands and marshes with many wildlife habitats more...

SF's Newest Park "Battery Bluff" Opens April 23SF’s Newest Park “Battery Bluff” Opens April 23
By - posted 3/24/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The Presidio’s brand new “Battery Bluff” park is opening on Saturday, April 23, 2022. Please note that Battery Bluffs is different from “Tunnel Tops” park on the eastern side of The Prsidio which does not yet have a specific opening date other than “Spring 2022.” This six-acre spot along the Presidio Promenade trail more...

Pedicabs Coming to Golden Gate Park?Pedicabs Coming to Golden Gate Park?
By - posted 3/22/2022
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department has announced it’s expanding its micro-mobility options for Golden Gate Park. In response to popular demand, we’ll be working with Lyft Bikeshare to add at least six bikeshare stations within Golden Gate Park in 2022. We’re also exploring partnerships to bring pedicab service into the more...

SF's Brand New 4,500sqft Tai Chi Court Opens in McLaren ParkSF’s Brand New 4,500sqft Tai Chi Court Opens in McLaren Park
By - posted 3/22/2022
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

San Francisco officials opened the city’s first dedicated tai chi space on Saturday, March 19 in McLaren Park. The Mansell Tai Chi Court sits on a converted parking lot with sweeping views of downtown and low berms offering protection from the wind. The $1.6 million project was funded through the 2012 Clean more...

This is Alameda's Brand New Waterfront ParkThis is Alameda’s Brand New Waterfront Park
By - posted 3/9/2022
Brand New, East Bay, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

After years of work and development in the burgeoning Alameda Point Waterfront District, Alameda’s Waterfront Park located on the former naval base gets its official launch on Saturday, April 9 with the Waterfront Park Launch Fest. The free, designed-for-all-ages event will bring together some of the Bay Area’s most talented musicians and dance more...

SF's Golden Gate Park Gardens Will Soon Be Free for ResidentsSF’s Golden Gate Park Gardens Will Soon Be Free for Residents
By - posted 3/9/2022
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

San Francisco residents will soon get in free at the Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park following a vote Tuesday by the city’s Board of Supervisors. Read more at sfmayor.org The board’s vote on a proposal made in January by Mayor London Breed was to eliminate the more...

This is Redwood City's New Fishing PierThis is Redwood City’s New Fishing Pier
By - posted 3/7/2022
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The Port of Redwood City on Thursday hosted a community ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the newly completed public fishing pier. The pier is located in the main channel of Redwood Creek and replaces the old wooden pier built in the 1960s. The new pier includes wire cables for optimal waterfront viewing, more...

Ocean Beach Bonfires are Back for 2022Ocean Beach Bonfires are Back for 2022
By - posted 3/4/2022
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

Fires are allowed on Ocean Beach for eight months, March through October, under the Beach Fire Regulations for Ocean Beach. Fires will not be allowed on Ocean Beach from the first day in November to the last day in February. The Burn Season aligns with when demand from the public for fires is the highest. The No-Burn more...

SF's Outdoor Roller Rink Has ReopenedSF’s Outdoor Roller Rink Has Reopened
By - posted 2/28/2022
Bay Area Favorites, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Reopening, San Francisco

Golden Gate Park’s Skatin’ Place has been recently been repaved and has now reopened. More upgrades are coming soon though. Phase two of the renovations will begin in May when the outdoor skating rink gets repainted with a brand new mural. We’re excited to announce that the Skatin’ Place repaving is more...

Golden Gate Park's Free Shuttle Expands ServiceGolden Gate Park’s Free Shuttle Expands Service
By - posted 2/28/2022
Brand New, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, Transportation

San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park will see new improvements within the next few days — improvements aimed at making the park more accessible for elderly visitors and those with disabilities — city officials said. According to both the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, more...

101 Acres to be Donated to Mount Diablo State Park101 Acres to be Donated to Mount Diablo State Park
By - posted 2/25/2022
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, East Bay, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

CEMEX USA announced today that after six years of collaboration and discussion, the company is intending to donate 101 acres of undeveloped land to the State of California which are expected to become part of Mount Diablo State Park. The tract of land that is intended to be donated is located more...

This Might Be SF's New Buchanan Street MallThis Might Be SF’s New Buchanan Street Mall
By - posted 2/24/2022
Brand New, Only in San Francisco, Parks & Beaches

The Western Addition community has been weaving a new reality for Buchanan Street Mall since 2014. A Vision Plan was published in March 2017 and the conceptual design for all five blocks was approved in April 2020. With the passing of the Health and Recovery Bond in November 2020, a joint more...