Tunnel to Marin Headlands Closed
The tunnel on Bunker Road from Alexander Avenue in Sausalito towards the Marin Headlands is closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs to Conzelman Road (just above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge) to go up over the hill. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) parking lot closed June-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from June-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms or nearby parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. 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 »
Becoming a Carbon Neutral Park
Golden Gate is taking steps along with other parks in the Pacific West Region to achieve carbon neutral park operations by 2016, the centennial of the National Park Service.
A carbon neutral park would generate no greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations, those of its partners and concessionaires, and eventually its visitors. Achieving this goal will require a major rethinking of park operations, as well as the advancement of new technologies.
The first step in becoming a carbon neutral park is to conduct a carbon emissions audit, in order to understand our greenhouse gas sources and how they can be reduced and eliminated. The park has completed this audit as part of becoming a Climate Friendly Park.
With this information, Golden Gate is now taking the first big step, which is energy efficiency and conservation. Park buildings are being upgraded with energy-efficient lighting and heating technologies. Insulation and weather-stripping will retain heat in the many historic buildings. The park's vehicle fleet will be upgraded with fuel-efficient and electric vehicles.
The next step will be the development of clean renewable energy within the park. This will provide "green" electrons to the park's electrical grid, and further reduce its carbon footprint. The first solar panels were installed at the Cavallo Point Lodge at Fort Baker, as part of the LEED Gold certified project. Alcatraz Island and the park headquarters at Fort Mason now have solar photovoltaic systems in place.
The final step in becoming a carbon neutral park will be the purchase of "green" electricity from renewable energy projects throughout the state. All of Golden Gate's buildings in Marin County already use 100 percent renewable energy provided by Marin Clean Energy.
Other contributors to our carbon footprint such as trash sent to the landfill must also be drastically reduced in order to be carbon neutral.
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?