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 »
34th America's Cup Event
The National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Presidio Trust, have jointly developed an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 34th America's Cup Races. The races would impact the lands and waters administered by federal government. This analysis is being done under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
In August 2012 a Finding of No Significant Impact and Errata were released, completing the NEPA process.
The America's Cup races are proposed to take place in Summer-Fall 2013, with preliminary "World Series" races in Summer-Fall 2012. The four action alternatives examine a specified race area, spectator venues and secondary viewing areas, and race-related water-based developments. You can learn more by visiting the park's public PEPC site or the AC34 project website.
Race times have been reduced which in some cases will lessen impacts to recreational users. The types, locations, and dates of Alternative E 2012 race events are also slightly different from the other alternatives, while those of 2013 remain unchanged.Resources
Information related to this project released by the City and County of San Francisco will be posted on the following websites:
Office of Economic and Workforce Development
America's Cup San Francisco
San Francisco Planning Department
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