National Park Service Golden Gate National Recreation Area Media Advisory:
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.