San Francisco Sierra Club Visit to the Muwekma Ohlone Park on July 14, 2001

This group of about 35 hikers stopped at the Muwekma-Ohlone Pocket Park during the San Francisco Sierra Club "Ballpark to Ballpark" hike, led on July 14 2001 by Jeanne Halpern and Louis Prisco. Along the 9-mile route, hikers learned about significant natural, recreational, historical and developing areas between South Beach Marina/Pac Bell Park at Mission Bay and Candlestick State Recreation Area/3-Com Ballpark at South Basin. [Among them were the Mission Bay Development on Mission Creek, the historic SF Drydock area at Pier 70, Islais Landing, Heron's Head, and India Basin Shoreline Parks, Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard, Golden Gate Train Museum, and Candlestick State Park/3 Com Ballpark.] Our most unexpected and delightful discovery along the route was the Muwekma-Ohlone park!

 

Held in the arms of the Sierra Club Hikers, is a map of the Islais Creek Basin before all the landfill. There originally was a HUGE! bay, with the east side mouth stretching from Hunter's Point/Double Rock Area to Mission Rock/ Potrero Hill Area!! YES-originally , there was all water and marshes that extended west ward to Alemaney Boulevard! Historical documents show that the Ohlone Indian Tribes had villages around the original shores of of the OLD Islais Creek Basin, including the area of Mission Dolores, Hunter's Point, and many other areas. To view an old photo of the original Islais Creek Bay shot from the original Hunter's Point looking looking in northwest direction, click on this sentence!

 

And now we are going to have lunch at the Promenade! Thanks for the tour!