San Francisco

Getting to the Rock

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In the near future, the ease of getting to Alcatraz will almost be criminal. The National Park Service and Port of San Francisco are partnering with the Parks Conservancy to bring a new welcome center and ferry landing to the Embarcadero that will serve the famed island. Born of a shared interest in better serving nearly two million visitors each year and telling the layered stories of Alcatraz Island and the San Francisco waterfront, the center is being shaped by a creative cadre of designers. Come hear from the project team as they discuss the emerging vision.

+ Jennifer Devlin / EHDD Architecture
+ Scott Cataffa / CMG Landscape Architecture
+ Dan Hodapp / Port of San Francisco
+ Cathie Barner / Parks Conservancy
+ Brian Aviles / National Park Service


SPUR Urban Center
654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-4015
Phone: 415.781.8726


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

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