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New Monarch Butterfly Habitat Coming to Mountain ViewNew Monarch Butterfly Habitat Coming to Mountain View
By - posted 12/7/2021
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Mountain View is using a grant from Google to create new habitat for monarch butterflies at the city’s Shoreline Park. The $30,000 grant will help the city develop and maintain three “pollinator” habitats on nearly 8 acres in the city’s popular wildlife and recreation area, city officials announced Monday. “We’ve been more...

Golden Gate Park's "Winter Lights" Glowing Forest is HereGolden Gate Park’s “Winter Lights” Glowing Forest is Here
By - posted 12/2/2021
Brand New, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Join us for a new tradition this holiday season! Explore Golden Gate Park from sundown to 10 p.m. each night to experience an illuminated journey to delight the whole family. Make your way from “Uncle John’s Tree” at McLaren Lodge to Entwined in Peacock Meadow, then from the glowing Conservatory of more...

Food Trucks Coming to SF's Great HighwayFood Trucks Coming to SF’s Great Highway
By - posted 11/23/2021
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department today announced the launch of a three-month pilot program for food trucks on the Upper Great Highway during days the roadway is closed to vehicle traffic, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today. Viva Vegan, a plant-based burger truck, began serving its more...

East Bay Park District's "Free Park Day" for 'Green Friday' (Nov. 26)East Bay Park District’s “Free Park Day” for ‘Green Friday’ (Nov. 26)
By - posted 11/23/2021
East Bay, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

For the past seven years, the East Bay Regional Park District has celebrated Green Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, as a healthy outdoor alternative to Black Friday holiday shopping. To encourage time in nature, the Park District is again making Green Friday a free park day, meaning all district fees are more...

Oakland's Brand New 2021 "Town Nights" Parks FestivalOakland’s Brand New 2021 “Town Nights” Parks Festival
By - posted 11/22/2021
East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Oakland, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Police Reform, Uplifting

On Monday, November 22, Oakland’s Department of Violence Prevention is kicking off the 2021 Town Nights events at eight locations across the city of Oakland. According to the flyer there will be free food, games, sports, entertainment and more. Town Nights events aim to change community norms around violence through community engagement, more...

See Golden Gate Park's Dazzling Lights all December 2021See Golden Gate Park’s Dazzling Lights all December 2021
By - posted 11/21/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Christmas, Holiday Lights, Holidays, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

Starting in December, visitors to Golden Gate Park will journey through an immersive wonderland of light, nature and art as illuminated paths, interactive exhibits, and live performances brighten nearly a mile of car-free JFK Drive and the park’s Music Concourse, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and the San more...

SF Might Create Mega "Gardens of Golden Gate Park" AttractionSF Might Create Mega “Gardens of Golden Gate Park” Attraction
By - posted 11/16/2021
Bay Area Updates, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Officials with San Francisco Recreation and Park Department on Monday announced a proposal to merge three separate attractions at Golden Gate Park into one, creating the new “Gardens of Golden Gate Park.” The proposal would bring together the Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Botanical Garden, and the Conservatory of Flowers — more...

SF's Lighted Forest Returns to Golden Gate Park on Dec. 2SF’s Lighted Forest Returns to Golden Gate Park on Dec. 2
By - posted 11/9/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Only in San Francisco, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

San Francisco’s popular illuminated forest, Entwined, returns to Golden Gate Park’s Peacock Meadow, from December 2, 2021 through February 1, 2022. During the pandemic, this dazzling forest of lights entranced park goers and quickly became a popular evening destination for Bay Area residents and visitors alike. In the returning year of more...

SF's New 12,000sqft Kid-Designed Nature Exploration Area Opens Nov. 1SF’s New 12,000sqft Kid-Designed Nature Exploration Area Opens Nov. 1
By - posted 11/1/2021
Brand New, New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco

City officials, children, and the Bayview-Hunters Point community will celebrate the opening of a 12,000-square foot Nature Exploration Area at Heron’s Head Park on November 1, 2021 with a ribbon cutting, speaking program, and fun designed to ignite creativity and imagination. The Nature Exploration Area was designed with input from local more...

Last Day for Ocean Beach Bonfires is October 31stLast Day for Ocean Beach Bonfires is October 31st
By - posted 10/28/2021
Bay Area Updates, Halloween, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

Your last day for an Ocean Beach bonfire is Halloween. 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 more...

SF's Brand New Pop-Up "The Museum at The Cliff" OpensSF’s Brand New Pop-Up “The Museum at The Cliff” Opens
By - posted 10/25/2021
Brand New, Museums / Cultural Institutions, Only in San Francisco, Parks & Beaches, San Francisco, What's Closed / What's Open

It’s officially open! After the Cliff House shut down in 2020, Come visit a brand new 6-month pop-up museum The Museum at The Cliff to learn about the Cliff House, Sutro Baths, and the surrounding area 1090 Point Lobos Ave in the former Cliff House Gift Shop. The Museum at The Cliff October more...

Good News: Parking at SF & Marin Beaches Will Remain FreeGood News: Parking at SF & Marin Beaches Will Remain Free
By - posted 10/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Good News, Have Your Voice Heard, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Good news… Thanks to MarinIJ for sharing the news the National Park Service is dropping its proposal to charge parking fees at several popular coastal sites in San Francisco and Marin including Baker Beach, Lands End Lookout, China Beach, Stinson Beach, and others. The proposed parking fees would have instituted a more...

Lake Tahoe Water Level is Losing 1.5 Inches a WeekLake Tahoe Water Level is Losing 1.5 Inches a Week
By - posted 10/18/2021
Parks & Beaches, Tahoe, Travel, Wow

This week Lake Tahoe’s water level dipped below it’ “natural rim” of 6,223 feet, a level so low that water is no longer flowing into the Truckee River and leaving some boat docks and ramps now hundreds of feet from the water line. This means that salmon are unlikely to spawn more...

SF's New Interactive Exhibit in Golden Gate ParkSF’s New Interactive Exhibit in Golden Gate Park
By - posted 10/12/2021
Artsy Fartsy, Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

The Exploratorium, in partnership with the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, announced the completion of a set of installations and interactive experiences around the recently upgraded Stanyan Street Entrance to Golden Gate Park. The installations, designed and fabricated by the Exploratorium, aim to reveal, enhance, and celebrate the park’s ever-changing natural and more...

SF's New Ropes Course is Now Fully OpenSF’s New Ropes Course is Now Fully Open
By - posted 10/7/2021
Brand New, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

A new ropes course located in San Francisco’s McLaren Park is fully open after city leaders on Thursday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new site — the first ropes course on city property. Although the McLaren Park Ropes Course had a soft opening 11 months ago, the full opening more...