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 »
Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary
The goals of the enhancements are to improve the visitor experience on the east side of the Bridge by augmenting visitor services, improving orientation/wayfinding; improving traffic flow, visitor access and site circulation; improving site accessibility; addressing parking and visitor safety issues; and enhancing historic, natural, and recreational resources in the area. The proposed improvements are consistent with the 1994 NPS General Management Plan Amendment for the Presidio, the approved Presidio Trails and Bikeways Plan and the Presidio Vegetation Management Plan.
The Parks Conservancy and NPS, as a lasting legacy to the famed span, have developed a series of visitor enhancements to obtain these goals and significantly expand opportunities and experiences for visitors to discover the rich history of this internationally acclaimed engineering marvel.
Improvements planned include:
Updates about site improvements and the 75th anniversary program will be posted at www.goldengatebridge75.org as they become available.
For more project information and to download any documents released to the public please visit the park's PEPC website.
Did You Know?
Alcatraz Island is the site of a large colony of Western Gulls (Larus occidentalis), the gull species that inhabits the Oregon and California coast. Individuals mate for life and come together each year on Alcatraz to defend their historic territory and raise three chicks.