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Scenes of the City: Heron's Head Park

A bird lover's paradise exists along the Bay shoreline just off of 3rd Street on the border of the Dogpatch and Bayview-Hunters Point.

Heron's Head Park is a  24-acre park featuring walking paths, bird-watching, environmental education activities, salt marsh and upland restoration, and the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park with a living roof, rainwater harvesting system, and native landscaping. The park was formed in the 1970s when the Port filled in the bay to construct a shipping terminal. It never materialized and, over the years, a salt marsh emerged which attracted birds and aquatic wildlife. Over 100 bird species hang out at Heron's Head park each year.

Find more info about Heron's Head here and read up on the EcoCenter.