Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve

 
 

For outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, photographers and artists, the southern "original" Mare Island Hill and Historic Shoreline is an unique parkland. On behalf of the Mare Island Heritage Trust, I invite you to hike, bike, explore, paint, contemplate, picnic and participate in tours, outings and events at the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve. Visit the Preserve open Friday through Sunday and holidays 10:00am-to one hour following sunset.


The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is a 215-acre park located at the south end of Mare Island on land that formerly served as the U.S. Navy's first Naval Ammunition Depot, founded in 1857. Until we opened it for regularly scheduled access in April 2008, the land was off-limits to the public due to past sensitive Navy munitions production and storage operations and more recent environmental cleanup.


The property was granted by the California Legislature through the State Lands Commission to the City of Vallejo for development as a historic and nature focused park for all Californians in 2002. As an all volunteer group we are committed to providing for regular public use of the first phase of the regional park that includes the oldest naval cemetery in the Pacific, founded in 1858 and the 130 acres leading to the hilltop vista point. Access is through arrangements with the U.S. Navy and the City of Vallejo.


It takes a host of individuals, non-profit groups, agencies, local and regional businesses, corporations and foundations working together to realize the reuse of abandoned military property like this site as parkland.


To subscribe to our e-newsletter, email us or call 707-249-9633.


Myrna Hayes, volunteer Preserve Manager

Mare Island Heritage Trust



Artist: Carlo Carlucci

 

The Preserve

Preserve Hours 
Open  Fri Sat Sun  and Monday Labor Day, Sept 1
10:00am – one hour after sunset (9:00pm)
 

Upcoming Events

  1. Heritage Open Mic and BBQ Friday evenings Sept 5 and Oct 3 5:30pm-9:00pm at the visitor center www.heritageopenmic.org

  2. Visions of the Wild Festival, Sept 3-6

  3. Hike the Western Magazine remote back bay of Mare Island Preserve, Sat, Sept 13, 10am-12noon. Park and meet guide at corner of Flagship Dr. and Nereus St.

  4. Sat Sept 27 5:30-7:30pm Feels Like Fall in the Rowser Garden music+ BYOD dinner /or potluck + fundraiser

 
Click here for  Info.
San Pablo Bay Trail 
open Daily till sunset
entrance at
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Photo: Celeste Langstaff

Photo: Eric Dugan

7th Annual Mare Faire and
4th Annual Fennel Festival flier 
Saturday August 9 
Sunday August 10
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Feels Like Fall pdf flier 
in the Rowser Garden 
Saturday  September 27
5:30-7:30pm music+food+friends+fundraiser
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