Completely Restored Warming Hut Reopens

For Immediate Release
December 3, 2007

 National Park Service Golden Gate National Recreation Area Media Advisory:

COMPLETELY RESTORED WARMING HUT REOPENS FOLLOWING FIRE LAST WINTER

WHAT: The Warming Hut Café, Park Store & Visitor Information Center is open

WHEN: Reopened, Monday, December 3, 2007; open daily 9 am to 5 pm

WHERE: West Bluffs, Crissy Field, Golden Gate National Parks, San Francisco, CA

HISTORY : The historic 1909 wood frame two-story structure was originally built as an U.S. Engineer Storehouse. The 2,400 square-foot Warming Hut, as it is now named, features a park information center, bookstore and café. The design scheme was based on the integration of NPS’ mission of natural and cultural resource conservation with implementation of sustainable practices. The initial rehabilitation was completed in 2001, and second refurbishment completed in 2007, following a damaging fire last winter. Rehabilitation features in the Warming Hut construction include many sustainable building elements.

Media Contacts

Rich Weideman, NPS: (415) 561-4730 David Shaw, Parks Conservancy: (415) 561-3064

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About the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
The Parks Conservancy is the nonprofit membership organization created to preserve the Golden Gate National Parks, enhance the experiences of park visitors, and build a community dedicated to conserving the parks for the future. The Conservancy is an authorized “cooperating association” of the National Park Service, and is one of more than 70 such nonprofit organizations working with national parks around the country. To learn more, please visit www.parksconservancy.org or call (415) 561-3000.

About the National Park Service
The National Park Service (NPS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior charged with managing the preservation and public use of America’s most significant natural, scenic, historic, and cultural treasures. The NPS manages the Golden Gate National Parks, as well as 394 other park sites across the U.S. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/goga or call (415) 561-4700.