The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, in cooperation with the National Park Service, is leading a short-term effort to transport excess sand via dump truck from north Ocean Beach to two erosion hot spots at south Ocean Beach. The work, performed week days from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., is expected to last through December.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The Point Bonita Lighthouse in the Marin Headlands of Golden Gate National Recreation Area has reopened to the public with an improved safety railing and new exhibits.
"Fleet Week," a celebration of U.S. naval services, is expected to bring traffic to a standstill in and around the waterfront areas of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Presidio of San Francisco, and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park this coming weekend.
The image of quintessential San Francisco isn’t complete without the looming fog gliding over the Golden Gate Bridge like a cold blanket ready to hug the warmth out of the city. Sure, it may affect visibility and can make summer feel like winter—especially in August, aka “Fogust”—but it is beloved nonetheless. Here are some foggy facts to “de-mist-ify” this local weather phenomenon.
UPDATED: Golden Gate National Recreation Area Superintendent To Take Grand Canyon National Park Helm
Christine Lehnertz, a long-time federal employee who currently is superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, has been chosen to take the helm at Grand Canyon National Park and work to help the park overcome a long-running chapter of sexual harassment.
Artifacts from the 1962 escape from Alcatraz – including sharpened spoon handles, one of the fake cell vent covers, and a vest the cons used to float away – are among the items that will be on display during an open house this weekend at California’s Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Alcatraz, best known for the historic federal penitentiary and occupation by the Indians of All Tribes, also has a long tradition of welcoming artists to provoke thought about freedom and incarceration. Starting in mid-July, the National Park Service and Nelson Saiers—artist and math Ph.D.— are opening an installation called Shortening: Making Irrational Rational.
How will the dog walking public feel about special regulations for them at Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California? The next two months will provide some insights as the park takes public comment on its preferred alternative for managing dogs in the NRA.
Storms spawned by the El Nino weather patterns in the Pacific Ocean have prompted closures of some areas of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in California due to safety concerns.
The winter schedule is in place for cruises to San Francisco's notorious Alcatraz Prison with daily departures as well as night trips five days of the week.