Candlestick Point State Recreation Area

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Unfinished History

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View westerly from Candlestick Point State Recreation Area towards Bayview Hill with Candlestick Park beneath.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

Claude Everhart, a founder of Friends of Candlestick, describes the public process that led to the Candlestick Point State Recreation Area as a natural park on the bayshore, built on landfill, created by community input and control.

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Clouds and bay from Candlestick Point State Recreation Area, looking southeasterly.

Photo: Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society

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Different bird species photographed at Candlestick State Recreation Area. From left to right, top: Pigeon Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Long-billed Curlew; bottom: Common Loon, White Pelican, Black Oystercatcher

Photos: Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society

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Couple walks trail at Candlestick Point State Recreation Area.

Photo: Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society

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Yosemite Creek, with the two protruding rocks known as "Double Rock" in mouth, as seen from Bayview Hill on a sunny winter day. Hunter's Point is swathed in uncharacteristic green.

Photo: Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society

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Double Rock at low tide, Hunter's Point to north, in background.

Photo: Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society

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Flourishing cactus garden on north bank of Yosemite Creek, not far from where a Green Tortoise guerrilla campsite once sat.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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This snake sculpture is one of several public art installations in Candlestick SRA, this one on the southern edge of the park.

Photo: Alan Hopkins, Golden Gate Audubon Society


This is the full 2-hours of the Shaping San Francisco Talk at CounterPULSE, held on Oct. 29, 2008.

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