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Fort Mason, the Great Meadow

Bay Street and Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
+1 415-561-4700
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Through much public involvement and political workings, Golden Gate National Recreation Area was created in 1972. The headquarters for the new park was established in the post’s original army hospital. As part of the redevelopment effort for the park, many of the underutilized, temporary army buildings were removed to create Fort Mason’s Great Meadow, as open space for city’s residents and visitors alike. Fort Mason Center, located close to the water at Buchanan Street and Marina Blvd. hosts several complexes of renovated military buildings, at the hub of the first urban National Park, visitors can discover all the vitality and diversity that make San Francisco one of the most exciting cities in the world. The concept that inspired creation of the GGNRA was to bring the park to the people. It is the bustling activity at Fort Mason Center that brings people to the park. Fort Mason Center combines, as perhaps no other place in the country, a magnificent setting in the heart of a great city with cultural activity for people of diverse interests and backgrounds.
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Bay Street and Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94123
Marina District
+1 415-561-4700
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Great meadow's proximity to the water as well as to some of the historic streets of San Francisco make it a great place to check out when you're in the area. There's lots of great trails for hiking, jogging or strolling, and there's plenty...More

Thank jrobba
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

If you start on the wharf side you can take a steep hill of by the piers up to the top. There are some old military buildings but the hike is amazing and there are some really amazing views as you hike and especially at...More

Thank 9918ilml
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This is a great place to put down a blanket and chillax for a while. Sometimes the homeless are a problem.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 27 June 2017

The meadow isn't a huge area and there's a path that runs through it, but it's a nice place to relax. It can get crowded with people and their pets quickly. The negatives are that: -There aren't very many shaded areas in the meadow..The Fort...More

Thank Cecilio L
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is yet another wonderful open space in San Francisco. Take a picnic and a bike and go enjoy some nice views and down time.

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

A nice green place to walk around, drive your scooter or just have a picnic. A grocery store and several cafes are close by which makes it ideal place to just sit and eat your snack there instead of inside.

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We walked from pier 35 along the along the Embarcadero, past Fisherman's Wharf with a stop at Ghiradelli's for a carmel fudge sundae. Share one! On through the Fort Mason park. Pretty but simple. Onwards to the Marina District, then back on Bay to the...More

Thank Love2travelGuelph
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

This little park is a favorite slice of nature for locals. Great for bike riding, dog walking, human walking and plenty of social media photo fodder. #greatviews

Thank Jenn L
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We walked through here on our big walk to and over the Golden gate bridge and this is a really nice area. Nice scenery. Even if you're not continuing onto "La bridge" it's a nice place to walk. Just prepare it can get pretty windy...More

Thank wasntme58
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Lovely area with lots of families and friends playing games and enjoying the beautiful fort mason great meadow. We loved it

Thank Josh_soph
Marina District
Beautiful homes, beautiful people, and a beautiful
backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge welcome visitors to
the Marina. Originally the location for the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 (whose
remnants can be seen at the Palace of Fine Arts), much
of the land was filled and flattened to accommodate a
world’s fair. That ample space has given way to a
jogger’s paradise at the northern edge of the city.
Nearby Restaurants
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The Pub at Ghirardelli Square
432 reviews
.59 km away
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