Recreation for San Francisco Bay Area

[ Bicycling | Boating | Hockey | National Historic Site | National Historical Park | National Monument | National Parks | National Recreation Area | National Seashore | Parks | Professional Teams | State Parks | Tours ]


Bicycling

    Presidio Bikes
    5335 Geary Blvd.
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)752-BIKE

    The Ultra Bike Club can be purchsed at Presidio Bikes. Island Daves-tandem rollerblade, bicycle rentals, parts and accessories.


Boating

    Marina
    Antioch, CA
    (000)779-6957

    The Antioch Municipal Marina is the city's gateway to sun and fun along the DeIta.


Hockey


National Historic Site

    Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site
    P.O. Box 280, 1000 Kuss Road
    Danville, CA
    (510)556-1693

    Tao House, near Danville, Calif., was built for Eugene O'Neill, who lived here from 1937 to 1944.


    Fort Point National Historic Site
    P.O. Box 29333
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)556-1693

    This classic brick and granite mid-19th-century coastal fort is the only one of its style on the west coast of the United States.


    John Muir National Historic Site
    4202 Alhambra Avenue
    Martinez, CA
    (510)228-8860

    The Site preserves the 17 room mansion where the naturalist John Muir lived from 1890 to his death in 1914.


National Historical Park

    San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
    Fort Mason, Building 201
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)556-1659

    The square-rigged sailing ship Balclutla, steam schooner Wapatria, three-masted schooner C.A. Thayer, walking-beam ferry Eureka, scow schooner Alma, steam tug Hercules, paddle wheel tug Eppleton Hall, and numerous smaller craft are preserved.


National Monument

    Muir Woods National Monument
    Mill Valley, CA
    (415)388-2595

    This virgin stand of coastal redwoods was named for John Muir, writer and conservationist.


    Pinnacles National Monument
    Paicines, CA
    (408)389-4485

    Spire-like rock formations 500 to 1,200 feet high, with caves and a variety of volcanic features, rise above the smooth contours of the surrounding countryside.


National Parks

    Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)221-1311

    Once upon a noon in early winter they honored the groundhog with a Tunnel Hum in the pedestrian underpass between the bandshell and the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.


National Recreation Area

    Golden Gate National Recreation Area
    Fort Mason, Building 201
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)556-0560

    The park encompasses shoreline areas of San Francisco, Marin, and San Mateo Counties, including ocean beaches, redwood forest. lagoons, marshes, military properties.


National Seashore

    Point Reyes National Seashore
    Point Reyes, CA
    (415)663-1092

    This peninsula near San Francisco is noted for its long beaches backed by tall cliffs, lagoons, forested ridges, and offshore bird and sea lion colonies.


Parks

    Alexander Peers Park
    Park Avenue, Next To Calif. Av. Shopping District
    Palo Alto, CA

    The park is named for Alexander Peers, who established the Page and Peers Lumber Company in 1866, with his partner Williiam Page.


    Bowden Park
    Palo Alto, CA

    Bowden Park was named for Jerome Trimble Bowden, a former Palo Alto City Councilman who was especially interested in parks and recreation.


    Cameron Park
    2100 Wellesley Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Cameron Park is named for Donaldina M. Cameron, director of the Presbyterian Mission Home for Chinese Women in San Francisco.


    Cornelis Bol Park
    Laguna Avenue, Between Barron And Matadero Av.
    Palo Alto, CA

    The park was dedicated in 1986, and became part of the Palo Alto park system when Barron Park was annexed to Palo Alto, in 1975. The rest of the land in the current park is leased from Stanford.


    Edith Johnson Park
    Everett Avenue, Between Kipling And Cowper St.
    Palo Alto, CA

    Johnson Park is the newest of our city parks, built in the 1980s as the result of lobbying by local residents.


    El Palo Alto Park
    El Camino Real And Alma Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    This park is history: it is the home of El Palo Alto, the redwood tree for which our city was named.


    Elinor Cogswell Plaza
    Palo Alto, CA

    First opened as "City Hall Park" in 1924, the park was renamed in 1955 to honor Elinor Cogswell.


    Greer Park
    1098 Amarillo Ave, At West Bayshore
    Palo Alto, CA

    Greer Park is named after John Greer, a local rancher who was founder of the Woodside Library and a trustee of the Woodside School.


    Hoover Park
    2901 Cowper St,, Between Colorado And Loma Verde
    Palo Alto, CA

    Hoover Park is named for American President Herbert Hoover, who was a graduate of Stanford and an honorary citizen of Palo Alto.


    Juana Briones Park
    Palo Alto, CA

    This park is named after Juana Briones, an early Spanish settler who came to Santa Clara with her parents in 1794.


    Mayfield Park
    2300 Wellesley Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Mayfield Park is named after the old city of Mayfield, which was annexed into Palo Alto in 1925.


    Mitchell Park
    On East Meadow And Middlefield.
    Palo Alto, CA

    Mitchell Park was named for J. Pearce Mitchell, a former mayor and long-term city council member for Palo Alto.


    Palo Alto Baylands Preserve
    Palo Alto, CA
    (408)329-2506

    Outside the center is a self-guided nature walk out over the salt marsh with a tape recorded guide


    Rinconada Park
    777 Embarcadero Road, At Newell
    Palo Alto, CA

    Rinconada Park has evolved gradually over the years.


    Weisshaar Park
    2300 Dartmouth Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Named for Frederick Weisshaar, a Germany immigrant who was the first town treasurer of Mayfield.


    Werry Park
    2100 Dartmouth St, Between College & Stanford Av
    Palo Alto, CA

    Werry Park is named for William Werry, longtime postmaster of Palo Alto.


Professional Teams


State Parks

    Angel Island
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)897-0715

    Take a fascinating journey into the rich military and cultural history of this unique San Francisco Island.


Tours

    Alcatraz Island
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)546-2700

    Out in the middle of the San Francisco Bay, the island of Alcatraz is a world unto itself.


    Angel Island
    San Francisco, CA
    (415)897-0715

    Take a fascinating journey into the rich military and cultural history of this unique San Francisco Island.

 
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