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 »
General Management Plan Draft Now Available for Review
Contact: Alexandra Picavet, 415-786-8021
The 60-day public review period will run through November 7. The full document comes in 3 volumes, but there is a short Executive Summary in Volume 1, and a separate Summary Edition which focuses on the preferred alternative. This week the Summary Edition was mailed to about 3,500 people and the documents were posted online at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/GGNRA_GMP. Reference copies of the plan are available at libraries in
HOW TO COMMENT
Comments will be accepted online at www.parkplanning.nps.gov/GGNRA_GMP or by mail sent to:
Three open house style public meetings are planned in the coming weeks to offer the public opportunities to discuss the plan with members of the planning team and share comments. Additional copies of the Summary Edition and CDs of the 3-volume set will be available at the meetings.
Saturday, September 24, 1pm–4pm
Tuesday, September 27, 4pm–7pm
Tuesday, October 4, 4pm–7pm
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Did You Know?
The Fort Mason’s Officer Club was built in 1877 as the commanding officers’ residence and up through 1943, has been the home of virtually every significant general officer in the western states including Irvin McDowell, Nelson Miles, Arthur MacArthur, Frederick Funston and John Dewitt.