Tunnel to Marin Headlands Closed
The tunnel on Bunker Road from Alexander Avenue in Sausalito towards the Marin Headlands is closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs to Conzelman Road (just above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge) to go up over the hill. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) parking lot closed June-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from June-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms or nearby parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. 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 Permit
Hundreds of special events that involve serving food to the public occur on Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) property each year. The Temporary Food Event Permit program was designed and implemented in 2011 to protect and promote the health and safety of event attendees by requiring food safety training and inspection of food vendors. The FDA Food Code mandates that regular food safety inspections occur for public food service on federal land.
Any person (or organization) intending to sell, give away, or sample food to the public from a fixed or temporary location for a period of less than 14 consecutive days in conjunction with a community event on GGNRA property requires a TFE. Examples include street fairs and festivals, musical and artistic presentations, holiday and ethnic celebrations, trade shows, mobile food trucks, mobile food tents and product introductions at which food is sold, sampled, or given away to the public.
Which Vendors Do Not Need A Temporary Food Event Permit?
Private functions such as weddings, club membership events, or similar functions not open to the public do not require a TFE permit. These types of events may need a different type of permit. For more information about what permits are needed at the park visit the Special Park Uses Permits page.
What Is The Temporary Food Event Permit Process?
In order to obtain a TFE Permit at GGNRA, the person or organization coordinating an event must first get a Special Use Permit from GGNRA's Office of Special Park Uses (OSPU) or sign a contract with Fort Mason Center (FMC).
After acquiring an OSPU or FMC permit, the event organizer shall submit all complete TFE applications to their GGNRA contact including all organizer and vendor information, event site map, complete vendor list, and appropriate fees at least 14 calendar days prior to the event. Information must be submitted at least 30 days prior if there are more than 20 vendors at the TFE.
Did You Know?
After incubation lasting four weeks, a gull chick breaks out of its egg without assistance from its parents. At hatching, the chick is fully covered with down and is soon able to open its eyes and stand up to walk about the nest.