Fort Mason


Fort Mason Great Meadow or Great Meadow at Fort Mason is at the corner of Bay and Laguna Streets in San Francisco, California. This area and the fort is a national landmark part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The center that is also part of the landmark has 30 nonprofit businesses, 15,000 meeting rooms, conferences, performances, and special events each year. The center sees roughly 1.5 million visitors each year, making it one of the most visited national parks in an urban setting.

Great Meadow has 74,000 acres of land with 28 miles of coastline in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. Several other landmarks are close enough to Great Meadow at Fort Mason to be of interest such as Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, The Marin Headlands, Cliff House, Presidio of San Francisco, and Fort Point National Historic Site. Most individuals head to the center at Fort Mason because of the events and other attractions. However, the Great Meadow can be a place for relaxation, picnicking, and for dogs. Dogs must be on their leashes to be allowed into the park area. The park is filled with nature, architecture and sculptures that tend to draw people's attention.

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