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Historic Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

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Club Meetings at Fort Mason

Verify the date and place of SFBAPCC meetings by checking the top of the postcard.org home page (or calendar).  Club meetings are usually held on the 4th Saturday of every month except December from 11 AM to 3 PM in Building C (usually in C-260) at Fort Mason Center.

 

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Fort Mason Center is located between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge on San Francisco Bay.  There is no Fort Mason street address (which is a legacy from its military past). 

 

Directions by Car to Fort Mason    Fort Mason Center

_Print Fort Mason Center Driving Directions (Acrobat PDF File)

 

From East Bay:  Bay Bridge to Fremont St. Exit; on Fremont St. (100 yards north) go right on Howard St. (first right off of exit); left onto Embarcadero Blvd. and go about 2 miles; left onto Bay St. and go 2 miles; right on Buchanan St.; cross Marina Blvd. and take a sharp right into Fort Mason Center parking.  We meet in Building C (usually in C-260).

From North Bay:  Take the Golden Gate Bridge (US 101); head toward San Francisco and exit at Marina Blvd.; go 1.5 miles to Buchanan St.; turn left into Fort Mason Center and make an immediate right toward Fort Mason Center parking.  We meet in Building C (usually in C-260).

From Peninsula/South Bay:  Take US 101 North to the 9th St. Exit; exit at 9th St.; take 9th St. across Market St.; left onto Hayes St.; right onto Franklin St.; left onto Bay St.; right onto Buchanan St.; cross Marina Blvd. and take a sharp right into Fort Mason Center parking.  We meet in Building C (usually in C-260).

 

GPS Coordinates of Fort Mason

Main Entrance:  (Road is mapped to here - will work with GPS car navigation.)  

37.80504° N, 122.43370° W   ( or decimal  37.80504, -122.43370 )

or, use the intersection of Marina Blvd. & Buchanan St. in San Francisco, CA.

 

Building C:  (Road is NOT mapped to here - will NOT work with GPS car navigation.)

37.80682° N, 122.43127° W   ( or  decimal  37.80682, -122.43127 )

 

Parking at Fort Mason

Parking might be difficult.  Pay close attention to parking restriction signs (especially near the small boat docks).  Also, Safeway will tow cars that do not belong to Safeway shoppers.

 

CONVENIENT PAY PARKING

There is an hourly fee for parking within the gates of lower Fort Mason Center in the parking area adjacent to our meeting room.  Enter the lower Fort Mason Center parking area at the intersection of Buchanan Street and Marina Boulevard. Make a sharp right into the Center.  Parking fees. 

 

NEARBY FREE PARKING

Upper Fort Mason (entrance at Franklin and Bay Streets) and parking spaces maintained by the National Parks Service (for example: along the Marina Green) are free. 

 

 

Maps of Fort Mason

Fort Mason Center's Street Map PDF

 

Fort Mason Center's Campus Map PDF

 

National Parks Service's Fort Mason Map PDF

 

 

Google's Fort Mason Map

 

 

MapQuest's Fort Mason Map

 

 

Vpike's Google Street View of Fort Mason

 

 

Public Transportation to Fort Mason     Fort Mason

 

    SF MUNI lines to or near Fort Mason Center:

22 Fillmore (stops at Fillmore and Beach, a short walk from Fort Mason Center)
28 Nineteenth Avenue (stops at Van Ness and North Point)
30 Stockton (stops at Chestnut and Laguna, a short walk from Fort Mason Center)

43 Masonic (stops at Marina and Laguna, a short walk from Fort Mason Center)
47 Van Ness (stops at Van Ness and Bay, a short walk from Fort Mason Center)
49 Van Ness/Mission (stops at Van Ness and Bay, a short walk from Fort Mason Center)

      See SF MUNI, 511 Trip Planner or Nextmuni for more details.


 

 

History Tour and History Walk of Fort Mason

National Parks Service's Fort Mason History Tour PDF_

 

National Parks Service's Fort Mason History Walk PDF_

 

 

Exploratorium Outdoor Exhibits at Fort Mason

Exploratorium's Outdoor Exhibits at Fort Mason PDF_

 

Extension of F-Line Streetcar Service to Fort Mason Center

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will construct and maintain a streetcar system that extends Muni's historic streetcar F-Line 0.85 miles from Fisherman's Wharf to the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park , through the Fort Mason Tunnel, and ending at Fort Mason Center in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area: 

 

March 15, 2013, National Parks Service: Fort Mason F-Line Project Update

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=15547

 

March 19, 2011, SF Chronicle on Fort Mason F-Line Project
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/19/BA0I1IF0L3.DTL

 

Embezzlement at Fort Mason

Matier & Ross, SF Chronicle: "...Well, now comes word of another big embezzlement case, this one involving the managing director of San Francisco's Fort Mason Center.  Al Goncalves, who holds a Portuguese passport and may have been in the country illegally, was taken into federal custody Friday in Los Angeles.  He's accused of bilking $585,000 from Fort Mason over the past seven years.  Fort Mason executive director Ann Lazarus tells us that a routine review of bank statements revealed that box office and operating funds had been transferred into Goncalves' checking account..."  (A "routine review?"  $585,000 over 7 years?)

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/05/BAC31A09HR.DTL
 

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