Coronavirus updates from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy: Stay safe in the parks

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Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point.

This article updated Wednesday, May 27. Please continue to check this article or visit https://www.nps.gov/goga for updates. 

The health and safety of our members, park visitors, program participants, volunteers, interns, and staff is our top priority. We want to keep you updated about impacts to our parks with the current national and local public health recommendations to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). 

As residents of six Bay Area counties continue to follow “shelter in place” orders through the end of May, we understand that being outdoors is more important now than ever. But please remember to stay safe while outdoors. Only by working together are we able to “flatten the curve.”

How can we do that in parks? 

  • Yield to others to maintain a safe physical distance of 6 feet, especially if you encounter a crowd. 
  • Consider visiting parks during non-peak, off hours. 
  • Carry in and carry out anything you would previously discard in the park. 
  • With additional public health recommendations to stay close to home, please consider only visiting parks and trails accessible to you by bike or on foot. Many parking lots are closed, please see below for a full list. 

Join us in responsibly enjoying the outdoors for exercise and fresh air—and we’ll save our social gatherings for after this emergency. Let’s all do our part to #keepparkssafe.

VISIT THE PARKS FROM HOME

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PARKS CONSERVANCY PROGRAMS

All Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy events and programs are currently canceled. For a full updating list of event cancellations and program closures, click here.

PARKS

These park sites and parking areas will be closed until further notice in order to comply with local and state health authorities:

San Francisco County:

•    Alcatraz Island—cancel your reservations here.
•    Upper Fort Mason parking areas (except for residents and essential employees)
•    Presidio Visitor Center
•    Crissy Field—East Beach parking
•    West Bluff parking—Warming Hut
•    Fort Point National Historic Site
•    Long Avenue parking—Fort Point
•    Golden Gate Bridge Welcome Center
•    Battery East parking—Near Golden Gate Bridge
•    Langdon Court parking—Golden Gate Overlook, Presidio
•    Baker Beach parking
•    China Beach parking lot (pedestrian and bicycle access will continue)
•    Lands End Lookout
•    Navy Memorial parking—Lands End
•    Merrie Way parking—Lands End
•    Sloat Boulevard parking—Ocean Beach
•    Fort Funston parking

Marin County:

•    Stinson Beach parking
•    Muir Woods National Monument—Cancel reservations here.
•    Muir Beach Overlook parking
•    Muir Beach parking
•    Tennessee Valley parking
•    Marin Headlands Visitor Center
•    Point Bonita Lighthouse
•    Nike Missile Site
•    Rodeo Beach parking
•    Upper Conzelman Road (scenic overlook road from Golden Gate Bridge views to Point Bonita area)
•    Parking along Conzelman and McCullough roads and Golden Gate Bridge overlook corridors in the Marin Headlands
•    Fort Baker and Horseshoe Cove parking areas (except for residents and essential NPS and partner employees)
•    Kirby Cove and Bicentennial campgrounds
•    On Monday, May 18, Marin County relaxed some restrictions at local recreation areas. But many areas that tend to draw larger crowds, such as Mt. Tamalpais and portions of the GGNRA, remain closed to motorized access. Click here for the full list of Marin County Parks openings and closures, and here for California State Parks info. The partners of One Tam have also created a map that shows the latest info on which parks are open and closed.

All park trails and open spaces not listed above will remain open and accessible. Please use caution and maintain a safe distance from others in all areas of the park.

As always, your support of our parks has ensured they are here when we need them most. Please take good care and be well.

Sincerely,
Your friends at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

 

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