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ISLAND HOPPING!

Shaping San Francisco takes to the Bay

Special offsite events at various locations (see below)

Continuing our experiments with new kinds of programming, rooted in the pandemic motivating us to pioneer our "Walk 'n' Talk" Urban Forums, this spring we are going Island Hopping! Two by foot and one by bike, we will visit Angel Island, Mare Island, and Treasure Island (with a side hop to Yerba Buena Island too). Join us for fun and frolic as we ferry ourselves to island adventures with old friends and longtime collaborators.

Saturday, March 16, 10:30-3:15 pm

Island Hopping!—Angel Island Walk

Ferry to and from Angel Island together!

Join us this season for three island visits, starting with a Walk around Angel Island. Hosted by Shaping San Francisco, we will visit the former Immigration Station, as well as other historic sites. We will also circumnavigate the island and climb Mt. Livermore to the highest point with a great view of the bay, in what is now a State Park.

Tours are FREE, but each participant pays their own round trip ferry passage. Attendance limited. RSVP required to shaping@foundsf.org.


This is a free event, but we gladly accept donations. donate now!

Saturday, March 23, 9 am

Kayak Tour of Islais Creek

with Kayaks Unlimited (attendance limited!)

Experienced and first-time kayakers are welcome to explore this waterway while learning about the history and peculiarities of this place. Kayaks and flotation gear provided. Must sign a Kayaks Unlimited waiver. SOLD OUT! All spots have been taken.


This is a free event, but we gladly accept donations. donate now!

Saturday, April 13, 11-4:45 pm

Island Hopping!
Mare Island: A Century and a Half of Naval History on the Bay

by BICYCLE! Ferry to and from Vallejo together!

Join us for a bicycling tour of Mare Island, the nation's first naval station and shipbuilding yard on the West Coast which began operations in 1854. On a 4-mile slow loop of the island, we will discover the rich history attached to each site: the Historic Core with the building ways where over 500 ships were built and the original Dry Dock constructed in the late 1800s; St. Peter's Chapel with its 25 Tiffany stained glass windows; Old 84, the Navy's first land-based prison built in 1863; the "Pink Palace," which was the site of CIA work during the Cold War; the Naval Cemetery located in the Preserve; Alden Park with its many naval artifacts, and more. It's a fascinating ride through 143 years of history!

Tours are FREE, but each participant pays their own round trip ferry passage. Attendance limited. RSVP required to shaping@foundsf.org.

This is a free event, but we gladly accept donations. donate now!

Saturday, June 15, Noon-3:45 pm

Island Hopping! Treasure Island Walk

Ferry to and from Treasure Island together!

Treasure Island is San Francisco’s newest neighborhood! Ferry over with us to take a look at what’s happening in the middle of the Bay. We take you along newly planted paths reviving remnant habitat on Yerba Buena Island and along Clipper Cove. Get up close to the new constructions, which are juxtaposed against original structures from the island’s founding in 1938. Walk along the shoreline with the best view of SF’s skyline and get oriented to the Golden Gate International Exposition and more at the Treasure Island Museum. Ferry back with us, or stay for drinks and/or food at one of the many new bars, winery, distillery, or restaurants.

Tours are FREE, but each participant pays their own round trip ferry passage. Attendance limited. RSVP required to shaping@foundsf.org.


This is a free event, but we gladly accept donations. donate now!