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 (current closure time 7 pm)
 

Upcoming Events

  1. Sat Mar 14 Hike Historic Southshore 10am-12noon visitor center meetup

  2. Sat Apr 4 2pm 7th Annual Golf Ball Hunt and Easter Egg Exchange

  3. Sat-Sun Apr 11 & 12 7th Anniversary Celebration Mare Island Preserve, guided hikes, food, music, good times. More details to come

  4. Sometime Apr or May Blues and other Music on the Dock starts with Phil Serrano & The Crumbs Of Comfort...stay tuned...get ready for a fun summer of music at the visitor center

  5. Sat May 9 Hike Southshore 10am-12noon meet at visitor center

  6. Sat May 9 Osprey Mom’s Boat Cruise Dolphin Charters 11am-1pm

  7. Sun May 10 Mother’s Day Tea Free

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

Photo: Eric Dugan

This was 2014...7th Annual Mare Faire and Fennel Festival flier 
8th Annual Mare Faire
Saturday August 8 2015
Sunday August 9 2015
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Hike the historic Southshore see nesting osprey, great blue herons, oldest ammo buildings, Napa River
Sat Mar 14  10am-12noon
Meet at visitor center
3rd Annual Osprey Days Coming up
June 26-28, 2015