Sutro Heights History
In 1885, self-made millionaire Adolph Sutro created the Sutro Heights Park, an elegant and formal public garden that covered over twenty acres in the area now known as Lands End. Inspired by the rugged beauty and incredible scenery, Sutro intentionally designed the grounds to capture the views of the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate and the Marin Headlands.
Please visit the Plan Your Visit Lands End page to learn more visitor information.
Vestiges of Sutro Heights
Did You Know?
Immediately after the San Francisco earthquake, on April 18, 1906, General Frederick Funston coordinated much of the emergency rescue and relief efforts directly out of his residence at Fort Mason.