Slide Ranch Master Plan
Muir Beach, California
SWLA recently worked as part of a team of architects and engineers to prepare a new master plan for Slide Ranch. Located on a ridge near Muir Beach in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Slide Ranch provides farm-based environmental education to a wide range of school groups and to the Bay Area community. The focus of the planning effort was to develop a program and timeline for the renovation and replacement of a number of the older buildings on the site. A key part of this effort was to prepare an accessibility plan for the entire site as well as for the new Educational Center which will be the centerpiece of Slide Ranch’s educational programs. The accessibility plan was based upon National Park Service guidelines and will provide equal access to various program areas on the site for both visitors and staff while maintaining Slide’s rustic agricultural character and natural beauty.