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.
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.
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.
DVIP: New Media
Students from Ex'pression College were challenged to produce a 5–10 minute orientation video about Voluntering for the National Parks.
Designed by Erin Bulger, David Chiu, Austen Han, Jameson Owens, Kale Wright, as well as assistance from Multimedia Journalist Kendall Long.
Volunteering for the National Parks Orientation Video (6-minutes)
Check out the latest project from the Design Volunteers In Parks program. This term's group worked on the 'Get To Know' campaign for the park. Be sure to check them out on TV and find out how to participate this season.
Students of the Design Volunteers In Parks program are challenged to produce 30 second commercials about particular events happening within the park. Students from the Academy of Art University, Ex'pression College, and R/GA each participate in this collaboration with the National Park Service as volunteers while working with the school's curriculum during their term. Here are a few of the presentations from these students.
Students from Ex'pression College were challenged to produce a branding identity for the park's beach cleanup program. The students came up with the name of the program and developed a full campaign.
Designed by Toby Peterson, Brandon Mead, Justin Betham, Patrick Kim, Ame Garrucho, & Lisa Hetherington
Students from Ex'pression College were challenged to produce a 30-second public service announcement (PSA) for the National Park Service Youth Program in Washington, DC. This PSA was specifically created to target 18-25 year olds to encourage them to leave the concrete forest for the natural forests.
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Volunteer students of the Design Volunteers In Parks program from Ex'pression College: Andrew Bauer, Lauren Patterson, Charles Lee, Kate McApline, and Nixie Melendres.