• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking across the bay back towards San Francisco, seen in the distance.

    Golden Gate

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Your Dollars At Work - Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Barracks Building

Funded by your Recreation Fees, the Alcatraz Historic Structures Stabilization project completed several rehabilitation projects on Alcatraz Island. These projects removed loose concrete and rust; weatherproofed windows and door openings; repaired deteriorated roofing; and stabilized walls, floors and structures. These efforts have helped prevent further deterioration of the buildings on Alcatraz.

 
Guard Tower on New Industries Building

Guard Tower to be rehabilitated and remounted on to the Alcatraz New Industries Building.

NPS

Future Recreation Fee dollars will fund new projects on Alcatraz Island, including; rehabilitation and reinstallation of a historic guard tower; replace roofing on the Cellhouse; stabilize the Quartermaster Building; weatherize the Barracks Building; and replace dilapidated guardrails and fencing.

 

 

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?

Crissy Field was named after Major Dana H. Crissy, a military aviator who lost his life in a 1919 cross-country aircraft flight?