Date & Time:

3rd Saturday of each month, 9 am-noon

Meeting Location: Meet in the grassy area across the street from the Sea Scout Dock, 3500 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, 94109. Map Link>>

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Join us at East Black Point, a quiet and all but forgotten spot tucked away above the hustling bustling San Francisco waterfront that has been neglected for decades. Located within Fort Mason, the site was developed with gardens and pathways in the 1850s by early San Francisco residents. Sheltered from the wind and offering striking views of the bay and city, it's easy to see why the hillside was a favored place for the community to garden and stroll. East Black Point is currently off limits, but through our efforts we will reopen it for public use and ongoing stewardship. With volunteer support, the beautiful garden pathways will be unearthed and the site brought back to life. 

Volunteers will help to remove invasive species that have overwhelmed the site and revegetate the garden with a mix of native species and horticultural species that were planted by the residents over 100 years ago! Activities primarily include weeding, pruning, and planting.


Drop-in individuals are welcome. Registration is not required for participation, but highly encouraged. Ages 15 and up are welcome. Please contact us if you have mobility issues or other concerns


Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • Volunteers ages 15 and up are welcome.
  • Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
  • We'll be working rain or shine. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.
  • Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
  • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.

Contact Information

(415) 561-3044 or