• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Alcatraz Island Historic Preservation and Safety Construction Project

Alcatraz Island at sunset centered between sky and water

The NPS completed the environmental impact analysis for Alcatraz Island Historic Preservation and Safety Construction Program in 2002. The purpose of the proposed project is to protect the public health and safety of the more 1 million people who visit Alcatraz each year, preserve the National Historic Landmark District, and to implement the needed repairs in a manner that minimizes impacts to biological resources. The project is being completed in phases.

Phase One includes:
• Dock Repair (completed)
• Building 64 Balconies Repair (completed)
• Cellhouse Stabilization and Seismic Upgrade (completed)
• Sallyport Structural Repair and Seismic Upgrade

Subsequent Phases:
• Water Tower Rehabilitation Slope
• Stabilization New Industries Building
• Stabilization and Seismic Upgrade
• Building 64 (Seismic Upgrade)
• Quartermaster Building Stabilization and Seismic Upgrade
• Fuel Line Remediation

Click here for to view the environmental impact statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD).

Did You Know?

Fort Baker barrack building

Golden Gate National Recreation Area administers over 730 historic structures, including over 35 historic batteries. These historic buildings date from as early as pre-Civil War all the way through to the Cold War era.