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Fourth of July Traffic Advisory and Public Safety Notice

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Fireworks over the San Francisco Bay.

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News Release Date: July 2, 2018

Contact: GGNRA Public Affairs, 415-786-8021

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -  Fourth of July activities will bring heavy traffic in and aroundthe waterfront areas of Golden Gate National Recreation (GGNRA), the Presidio of San Francisco, and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Congested areas will include Crissy Field, Fort Point National Historic Site, Aquatic Park, Lands End in San Francisco; Conzelman Road and Fort Baker in Marin County.

On July 4, parking will be extremely limited. Spectators and park visitors are highly recommended to use public transit, bicycle, taxi, or ride-share services. For public transportation planning and same-day traffic information, call 5-1-1 or visit 

There will be additional detours and sign changes due to a scheduled traffic pilot program in the Marin Headlands. The 17-day pilot study started on June 29 and will test a variety of changes to the traffic flow. 

Fort Point National Historic Site parking will be limited to vehicles with a valid ADA state placard or license plate and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Parking at upper Fort Mason is limited to residents and employees of Fort Mason.

Your safety is a priority. Call the US Park Police dispatch at 415-561-5505 if you see any suspicious activity, an unattended package, or need assistance.

Please remember; if you see something, say something. 

To receive text alerts, advisories, traffic information, and additional updates from Nixle Community Information Service text SFJULY4 to 888777.

Last updated: July 2, 2018

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