Activities & Resources
Marina Green050in San Francisco, CA 94123
about Marina Green:
The lengthy walk out to the Wave Organ (located at the end of the breakwater beyond the St. Francis and Golden Gate Yacht Clubs) is worth the trip, though some disagree. Built by artists with help from the Exploratorium it is basically a set of pipes running along the waterfront and into the bay.
We've seen kids who love the strange sounds it makes, and others who find it decidedly less mystical ("like a toilet flushing.") Whatever.
The lush Green, which offers spectacular views of the bay and Marin Headlands, invites lawn picnics. It runs up against Crissy Field, a sandy park that wends along the shore right up to the foot of Golden Gate Bridge. When your children aren't focusing on the waves at their feet (and this is a wading beach, not a swimming one), they can watch the sails of boats and windsurfers streaming by.