Improvements to Historic Landscape at Fort Mason
The park is planning on continuing its program of improvements to the historic landscape at Fort Mason in 2013. Work will include replacement of missing trees along Bay Street, restoration of the historic viewshed at the Franklin Street entrance by removal of the aged plum trees, and improvements to better use and define the historic parade ground in front of the Hostel.
SMCSD Facility Upgrade Project at Fort Baker
The Sausalito-Marin City Sanitary District (SMCSD), in coordination with NPS, will release an Environmental Assessment/ Initial Study for public review and comment in Spring 2013. The project would upgrade the SMCSD's wastewater treatment facility at Fort Baker.
Vista Grande Drainage Basin Improvement Project
The City of Daly City is proposing this project to address storm-related flooding that currently occurs in the Vista Grande Drainage Basin. Part of the proposed project would occur at Ft. Funston.
Bay Trail Phase 2/Fort Point Overlook
This project is scheduled to begin construction in October. Once complete, it will extend the bicycle and pedestrian lanes on the Bay Trail segment and will include the creation of a viewpoint for the Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point.
Muir Beach Closed for Construction:
Redwood Creek Restoration at Muir Beach Update
The next big phase is coming up, which will include replacement of the parking lot in a new alignment that allows restoration of Redwood Creek's natural floodplain.*All access to Muir Beach will be CLOSED during construction except to people hiking through from Tennessee Valley and on other trails, from mid-June until mid-November. There will be no services or restrooms available at Muir Beach during this time.*
Battery East Parking Lot and Vista
Come review the schematic design for the upcoming transformation of the Battery East parking lot and new overlook. Construction will begin late fall 2013 and finish in May 2014.
Remediation on the Presidio Bluffs (Presidio Trust)
These projects will require the closures of the Langdon and Merchant parking lots from May to October, as well as significant disturbance and trail closures within the Presidio Bluffs area and Baker Beach.
Public Transportation to your National Parks
NPS has worked with SF Municipal Transportation Agency and Marin Transit to expand and improve service on MUNI's Route 76 to the Marin Headlands, and Marin Transit's Route 66 to Muir Woods. Saturday Route 76 service began in November 2012, as part of a two year long Transit Effectiveness Project pilot.
Long Range Transportation Plan
The LRTP will identify the park's current and future transportation conditions, deficiencies, improvement strategies, and a realistic and sustainable financial plan. The draft plan will be released for public comment this summer and should be finalized by the end of the year.
Muir Beach Bus Stops
These new stops will be constructed this Summer, on Hwy 1 near the intersection of Pacific Way. They will provide the infrastructure necessary to improve public transportation services to Muir Beach.
Dias Ridge Trail Connector - Phase II
This project will construct approximately ¼ mile of multi-use trail paralleling Hwy 1 in Muir Beach connecting the Dias Ridge trail junction at Golden Gate Dairy with the Redwood Creek Trail near the intersection of Frank Valley Road and Hwy 1. Preliminary designs will be shared at the Open House. NPS is seeking funding to complete design and compliance for future construction of this link.
Project Headlands Update
Phase 2 began on February 25 and will continue throughout the year, improving roads and parking lots in Rodeo Valley and the intersection of Alexander Avenue and Danes Drive (the one-way tunnel access road).
Fort Funston Site Improvements EA Update
NPS is proposing site improvements at Fort Funston. Proposed improvements include constructing a restroom and a maintenance facility, and other minor enhancements. An environmental assessment for this proposed work will be released this spring.
Presidio Coastal Trail - Closure Update
Staff will provide information regarding the recent closure of the trail just north of the Pacific Overlook.
Cosco Busan - Recreational Use Restoration Projects
A list of projects approved for funding in Marin and San Francisco counties in 2013 using Cosco Busan settlement funds will be presented and public input will be welcomed on additional projects for NPS to consider.
Staff will provide general accessibility information about different areas of the park and explain what types of services the park provides for individuals with disabilities, such as wheelchairs at Muir Woods, Assistive Listening Devices, beach wheel chairs, American Sign Language, etc.