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About Heron’s Head Park in San Francisco, California

Heron’s Head Park is relatively new park on San Francisco Bay in San Francisco. The park gets its name because it looks like the head of a great blue heron from above. The Port Department spent several years in the 90’s cleaning up this old man-made foundation for a terminal pier that was never built. Now it’s a prime area to watch birds and learn about the natural environment. The long narrow peninsular park has a paved path all the way to the end. There is no beach here but in this industrial area you probably wouldn’t want to swim anyway. The real draw here is the EcoCenter which is described as a “living classroom.” It’s great for kids. Heron’s Head Park is located at the end of Cargo Way at Jennings Street in the India Basin area of San Francisco.

Cargo Way and Jennings St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
Park Name
Heron's Head Park, Port of San Francisco
Pet Details
Dogs allowed on leash on trails. There is an off-leash dog area in the park.
Birdwatching, Walking
Picnic Tables, Bird-viewing Areas, Paved Path, Education Center
Map of Heron’s Head Park
San Francisco, US
8:50 am, July 16, 2024
temperature icon 62°F
L: 57° H: 65°
Feels like 61.12 °F overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 3 m/s
UV Index: 2.79
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:00 am
Sunset: 8:30 pm
Humidity 79 %
Pressure1017 mb
Wind 3 m/s

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