Candlestick Point State Recreation Area


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Candlestick Point State Recreation Area


Location:In San Francisco, off the 3Com Park exit from US 101.
Facilities:Picnic areas (é), restrooms, hiking trail (é), bike trail, fitness course (for seniors), 2 fishing piers, community gardens area.
Activities:Fishing, bicycling, hiking, skating, windsurfing, cultural programs, special events.
Special Features:Candlestick Point received its name from the days when early settlers burned wooden ships off the point here. As the flaming masted vessels sank, the last part going down into the water resembled a candlestick. Park includes "Windharp Hill," where unique wind and metal musical instruments fill the air with music on breezy days.
Address:c/o Diablo Vista District Office
845 Casa Grande Rd
Petaluma, CA 94954

Phone:415-671-0145
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=519
Size: 205 acres.

See other parks in California.
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This includes neighborhood parks within Candlestick Point and the Shipyard, new waterfront parks around the entire perimeter of the Shipyard connecting to the regional Bay Trail , and the major renovation of the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area to create a Crissy Field style open space area for south-east San Francisco with restored habitat areas and public access to the water; * 635,000 sq.
Virgin America and Method are pledging USD3 for every person flying on a Virgin America flight on Earth Day for environmental restoration projects, through the foundation, with a hands-on volunteer project launched the partnership at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area on 19 April.
The sum of these challenges was compounded by a lengthy approval process required before construction could begin, due to the site's bay-front location and the need to breach the abutting Candlestick Point State Recreation Area to make room for the project.