SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Angel Island State Park in San Francisco Bay may be getting a much needed facelift. A plan is underway to make millions of dollars in improvements to the historic park, including a grand new entryway.
In a video made by the non-profit Angel Island Conservancy, narrator Doug McConnell explained the unique history of the island.
“It all begins at Ayala Cove named after the Spanish Captain Juan Bautista de Ayala,” McConnell said. Historically Ayala is known as the naval explorer responsible for bringing his crew of European explorers into the San Francisco Bay.
Angel Island has had many faces including a past life as a major west coast immigration station and a military installation dating back to the Civil War.