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.