It is said that 10,000 years ago, before the glaciers melted, the coastline was 26 miles to the west, and the Golden Gate was a narrow valley with a substantial river.
Fort Funston was one of three 16 inch gun battery sites built to protect San Francisco during World War II. It was home to a 2 gun battery with a range of 26 miles, manned by 35 men. It later became a Nike Missile launch site until it was deactivated in 1963, the launch pads are now part of the parking lot.
Now Fort Funston is a protected area within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area at the southwestern corner of San Francisco, famous as a hang gliding launch site and the only area within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area where off-leash dog walking is allowed.
I had a BPO to take care of today off of Westborough Blvd. in South San Francisco, so I decided to take Skyline Blvd. home, take in the views. I drove by the entrance to Fort Funston, and decided to turn around and go take a look. I know, spur of the moment decision, but well worth it! I hadn't been there in years.
John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Century 21 Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area