Black Point Historic Gardens

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Volunteers Working in Black Point Historic Gardens

When: Every Tuesday and Friday from 9 am–Noon and Thursday from 2-5:45 pm

Starting in November 2021: Thursdays 2-5 pm and Fridays 9am-Noon

Where: Meet in front of the large tunnel across the street from the Sea Scout Dock, 3500 Van Ness Ave. If no one is there to greet you, please walk up the steps (to the right of the tunnel entrance) into the gardens – we are already working on the site!  Registration is required.

East Black Point, a quiet and all but forgotten spot, neglected for decades, and tucked away above the hustling bustling San Francisco waterfront. 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. With volunteer support, the beautiful garden pathways have been unearthed, the site brought back to life, and Black Point is now open to the public. 

Join us in stewarding this special place! 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.


Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Visit our Groups volunteer page to learn more.

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.

3500 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109 ,

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Past Event Dates

Tue, 10/26/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 10/19/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 10/12/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 10/05/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 09/28/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 09/21/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 09/14/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 08/31/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 08/24/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM
Tue, 08/17/2021 9:00AM-12:00PM

Contact us!

Natalie Korengold at or (415) 561-3524

For general questions regarding volunteer programs, contact us at (415) 561-3044 or

You can also view the Volunteer FAQ page for more information.

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