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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...

350 Statues Coming to GG Park as Powerful New Art Piece350 Statues Coming to GG Park as Powerful New Art Piece
By - posted 5/4/2021
Brand New, Causes, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

A new work of public art will rise in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Monumental Reckoning squarely addresses America’s original sin of slavery while guiding us to a more honest, inclusive, and uplifting future. UPDATE: The installation was approved by both the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Recreation more...

Point Reyes' "Drakes Beach" Closes for 4 MonthsPoint Reyes’ “Drakes Beach” Closes for 4 Months
By - posted 5/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches

Drakes Beach, a favorite summer destination with sweeping views of the bay by the same name and of the Point Reyes National Seashore, will be closed for nearly four months starting on Monday, May 3 to accommodate road repairs and wetland restoration. A large part of the beach’s parking lot, which was more...

30MPH Winds Topple Tree in Downtown SF Park, Trapping One30MPH Winds Topple Tree in Downtown SF Park, Trapping One
By - posted 5/3/2021
Bay Area Updates, Parks & Beaches

One person was injured late Saturday afternoon in San Francisco  after being trapped by a tree that toppled, likely a result of high winds that reached up to 30 MPH. San Francisco fire officials said the tree fell down just before 4 p.m. near Front and Jackson streets in downtown San more...