Heron’s Head Park at San Francisco
Heron’s Head Park features 24 acres of salt marsh and bayside beach favored by over 100 bird species. It was developed as a community open space for local residents and as an inter-tidal marsh area for migrating birds. There are many varieties of birds like waterfowl, shorebirds, and wading birds, as well as songbirds, owls, hummingbirds, and more.
A small beach and a group picnic area make this a good park for school field trips, too. Grassy areas are popular with the golden crowned sparrow, and even the harlequin duck has also been sighted. Extra amenities include an environmental education center, a contemporary dog park, and several cement picnic tables with grills.
Visit the eco-center with your kids and explore the City’s first building, modeling solar power and alternative wastewater technologies. The center is a wealth of information on renewable energy, pollution and greenhouse gas reduction, wastewater treatment, building materials, and the green economy.