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

regular Preserve Hours 
Open  Fri Sat Sun 
10:00am – one hour after sunset
 

Upcoming Events

  1. Sat, Dec 13, 10am-12noon Hike the the Historic Southshore of the Mare Island Preserve. Meet your guide at the Preserve visitor center 167 O’Hara Ct at the southern end of Railroad Ave on Mare Island

  2. Sun Dec 14 and Dec 21, 4pm-5pm Holiday Teas and Bellringing Concert. Free. No reservations required. Visitor Center

  3. Christmas Day potluck dinner 3:00pm at the visitor center

  4. Mare Island Aglow Holiday Lighted Trail Lighted Trail every weekend through Jan 4. Lighted Dec 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, Dec 31 and Jan 1-4 5:00pm-8:00pm Spirit Ship relighted and the Star over Mare Island is new.

 
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 
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Holiday Hours
Dec 12-14 and 
daily Dec 19-Jan 4
weekends10am-8pm
weekdays Mon-Thur 10am-6:00pm
3rd Annual Osprey Days Coming up
June 26-28, 2015