History of Candlestick Point State Recreation Area
In 1977, Candlestick Point State Recreation Area was added to the California State Parks system, becoming California's first urban state park. Candlestick Point State Recreation Area is located in the southeast corner of San Francisco, in the Bayview/Hunters Point neighborhood.
What was once known as a wasteland, has now transformed into a recreational park with ADA-friendly trails, and offers opportunities for bird watching, kayaking, swimming, picnicking, and fishing.
We acknowledge that Candlestick Point State Recreation Area sits on the unceded ancestral homeland of the Ramaytush Ohlone who are the original peoples and of Yelamu (San Francisco). The Ohlone are the first people to steward these lands and maintain a life that is coexistent with nature and all of it's resources.