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 »
Temporary Food Event Permits - Fort Mason Center
After you have been contracted to host an event at Fort Mason Center, they will inform the Public Health Officer about event food service to the public. At that point you as the Event Organizer should fill out the Event Organizer Application and distribute a Food Vendor Application to each of your vendors.
Once all the Food Vendor Applications and Event Organizer Applications are completed, they should be submitted in one packet via email to the Public Health Officer for review. Applications can also be faxed to 415-561-4727 or sent in the regular mail to the attention of LT Tara Carolfi, Fort Mason, Building 201, San Francisco, CA 94123.
After the Public Health Officer has reviewed the applications, Event Organizers and Food Vendors will be notified if they have been approved or dismissed to participate in the event. Temporary Food Event Permits are granted at the event after vendors successfully pass food safety inspection. Permits are generally valid for the duration of the event only. Therefore, subsequent events require another application and inspection.
If you have any questions about the Temporary Food Event Permit process while working with Fort Mason Center, email LT Tara Carolfi or call her office at 415-561-4743.
Did You Know?
In the spring of 2003, at least one pair of coyotes was seen repeatedly in the Presidio of San Francisco.