We all play an important role in shaping our environment. The Angel Island Conservancy, together with Angel Island State Park offers a wide variety of activities so you can participate in the making and preserving of this beautiful island in the midst of our Bay. Come alone, with family, friends, school or work and become a part of Angel Island’s legacy.
Please save Wednesday night, December 6, 2017, for the annual Angel Lights Dinner—benefiting Angel Island Conservancy & Angel Island State Park.
Buy your tickets here.
This annual event is typically held in the winter in conjunction with the lighting of the "Angel Light" on top of Mt. Livermore. The event is one of the Conservancy's main fundraisers to support programming on the island.
Within These Walls
Don't miss Lenora Lee Dance's premiere of “Within These Walls.” A site specific immersive multimedia dance at the Angel Island Immigration Station, complete with contemporary dance, video projection, original music, and poetry inspired by experiences of those detained and processed on the station.
September 9 + 10th, 16th + 17th, 2017 from 11am-12pm + 12:30-1:30pm. More at lenoraleedance.com.
Civil War Days
On June 10th and 11th, visitors are invited to explore the 1863 Union Army post at Camp Reynolds and become recruits to the Union Army, Try their hand at baking army bread and learning other soldierly skills.
There will be exciting mock battles between Union and Confederate forces each day by historic re-enactors and park volunteers on the parade ground.
This year's Earth Day celebration is held on April 22nd. Volunteers work under the guidance of Angel Island State Park staff. Projects include trail maintenance, dock improvements, weed abatement and erosion control.
Sign up for volunteers opens in March through the California State Parks Foundation site
WINTER AT ANGEL ISLAND STATE PARK
What is happening on Angel Island in wintertime? Experience the island in the quiet off-season and join Angel Island Conservancy for an invigorating and educational hike on Angel Island Saturday February 25th.
This 4.6 mile moderate hike involves walking the Perimeter Road, the North Ridge Trail and the Sunset Trail. Led by an experienced WildCare guide, we will hike amongst oak, pine, hazelnut and gooseberry up to the peak of Mount Livermore, which is a great place to stop for a picnic or break. The trail continues down a ridge on the south slope, offering unobstructed views of Point Blunt and San Francisco. Sunset Trail with amazing views of the bay and the Golden Gate will take us back down to Ayala Cove.
10:30am Meet at the Welcome Station in Ayala Cove (by the ferry dock)
10:30am-2:30pm Hike with picnic lunch (bring your own picnic)
2:30pm Explore Ayala Cove, the Visitor Center and the Cove Cafe
3:30pm Ferry back to Tiburon
3:50pm Ferry back to San Francisco Pier 41
The guided hike is free and open to everyone, though we do request an RSVP so we can keep it to a manageable size. Click here to RSVP on our Eventbright site.
If it's raining, we will postpone to another day.
Please wear sturdy and comfortable closed-toed shoes, and bring plenty of drinking water. Depending on the weather, you may need a jacket, hat, sunscreen, etc.
Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights Day
Exact date TBD — July or August
This day is designed to encourage California's children to participate in outdoor activities and discover their heritage.
Celebrate children’s access to nature on Angel Island! Every child should have the opportunity to experience the wonder of nature and outdoor activities.
Join Angel Island State Park rangers and staff who will be hosting stations at Ayala Cove where kids can experience each activity in the Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights. The activities are free and suitable for kids 5-18 years of age.
The Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights holds that every child should have the chance to: 1) play in a safe place; 2) explore nature; 3) learn to swim; 4) go fishing; 5) follow a trail; 6) camp under the stars; 7) ride a bike; 8) go boating; 9) connect with the past; and 10) plant a seed.