Welcome to Heron's Head Park. This little spit of land North of Hunters Point is landfill originally intended to be the foundation of Pier 98, perhaps even the West side of a second Bay Bridge. Instead, bay waves lap its shores and a marsh has taken hold on its Southern side. Walk to the end, have a seat. Consider that the nature around you, while threatened, is tenacious rather than fragile, and ultimately triumphant. Look for birds, harbor seals, runners, the old PG&E plant, and occasional, but harmless, homeless folk. Recently, a new sign was posted:
I have adopted this cache from Walruz. It is now a small container, previously holding cat treats. Bring a pen/pencil. Initial contents: Marine Mammal Center Bookmark, sea lion key chain, hand wipe, small log
The cache has been moved away from muggle magnets. It's not at the tip, but nearby.
Heron's Head Park Mural by Denman Middle School 8th Graders.
San Francisco Chronicle article about Heron's Head Park
April 2006 article about Heron's Head Park