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 »
Assistive Listening Program
The park has been working on improving park programs for visitors who are hard of hearing. We have been working with contractors, park staff, and visitors to ensure that visitors who are hard of hearing have the opportunity to effectively participate in Ranger and Docent led tours. We are in the process of implementing Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) throughout our parks. More information is provided below.
Alcatraz Assistive Listening Program
This program begins at the ticket booth when you pick up your tickets and check in with the staff. You can be outfitted with a receiver at the booth and ask question regarding its use.
The Pier 33 announcement, boat announcements, Alcatraz dock announcement, and the intro video "Stories From The Rock" are all on channel 3. But you will have to change the tactile knob to other channels for docent led tours and other programs throughout the park.
Muir Woods Assistive Listening Program
The Muir Woods Assistive Listening Program is currently available at the visitor center at Muir Woods.
If you are planning on taking a docent lead tour and require assistive listening, please ask a Ranger or Parks Conservancy docent at the visitor center to provide you with a receiver.
Fort Point Assistive Listening Program
Assistive Listening Devices are available at Fort Point. Please ask a Ranger for assistance. The devices are available for all Ranger Led Tours, the videos shown in the theater and the Golden Gate Bridge Exhibit.
Marin Headlands Assistive Listening ProgramAssitive Listening Devices are available for all Ranger Led Tours offered within Marin Headlands. Please visit the Marin Headlands Visitor Center or ask a Park Ranger for more information.
Did You Know?
By the 1850s, Fort Mason was established as a military installation and the buildings on Franklin Street, constructed between 1864 and 1913, are some of the earliest remaining buildings at Fort Mason.