Dozens protest plan to possibly limit visitors to Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Demonstrators gathered in downtown San Francisco on March 3, 2015 to protest a plan to possibly limit visitors to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Dozens of people demonstrated in downtown San Francisco Wednesday outside the offices of the National Park Service.

They are upset the agency recently adopted a new general management plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

The demonstrators worry the plan will limit visitors to Ocean Beach, Muir Woods and restrict off-leash dogs at Fort Funston.

"They're saying that public access can be restricted and that recreation isn't even a guiding principle of the plan," Andrea Buffa of Save Our Recreation said. "We're speaking out with a loud voice to say this isn't OK."

The National Park Service told ABC7 News that the management plan only provides a broad vision for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Public hearings are still planned on dog use areas and a final decision won't be made until early next year.
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