The parking area in Lands End adjacent to the USS San Francisco Memorial, near Fort Miley, will close for renovation starting the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 3.
According to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, renovations will start Monday, Aug. 9 on the lot, which is marred by numerous potholes in some areas. The lot off El Camino Del Mar will be closed through December.
The main Lands End parking lot at Merrie Way, overlooking Sutro Baths, will remain open. The Coastal Trail, which hugs the San Francisco coast at Lands End, will remain open as well.
The parking area is known for the memorial monument at its northwest corner, honoring the sailors and marines of the WWII-era USS San Francisco. According to the USS San Francisco Memorial Foundation, the San Francisco, a heavy cruiser built at Mare Island, lost 106 sailors in fighting with a superior Japanese force off Guadalcanal in 1942.
More information about the USS San Francisco is available from the U.S. Navy.
Image courtesy Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.