Temporary Closure of Waters Around Alcatraz Island
From 7/3 to 9/22 a 500’ marine buffer zone is in effect, closing the perimeter of Alcatraz Island to all private vessels to protect nesting seabirds during America's Cup racing. Tours to Alcatraz continue as usual during the races. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) closed July 8-November 2013, but local businesses are open
Though Muir Beach is closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction, the PELICAN INN IS OPEN. Restrooms and parking are not available at Muir Beach. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054. More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Geo-Speak includes two fast-paced, participatory reviews of the vocabulary-rich language of plate tectonics. Both activities are meant to ease the educator’s burden of wading through scientific terminology before embarking on a deeper understanding of geologic processes. I HaveTectonics incorporates the basic tectonic language of the Franciscan rocks and leads into Cookie Tectonics. Geo-lingo Bingo provides a deeper exploration of the Franciscan Complex in the Bay Area.
Did You Know?
Crissy Field was named after Major Dana H. Crissy, a military aviator who lost his life in a 1919 cross-country aircraft flight?