Angel Island Association

Founded in 1975, Angel Island Association works in partnership with the California State Parks to facilitate the preservation, restoration and interpretation of historical and natural resources on Angel Island, to build a community in support of Angel Island State Park, and to enhance visitor experiences on the Island.  These experiences promote appreciation and conservation of our natural environment, educate visitors about the historical value of Angel Island State Park, and provide a spectacular environment for recreational activities. 

Among past projects of AIA is the restoration and preservation of a Civil War era officers’ quarters and bake house located at West Garrison’s Camp Reynolds, which provides a “living” focus for interpretation of life in those times.  A current AIA project is restoration of the “Angel Lights” that were destroyed in the 2008 fire.  The lighting of “Angel Lights” at the top of the Island has been a holiday tradition for decades, creating awareness of the Island throughout the Greater Bay Area.  AIA is working with the Park and volunteers in an effort to use 21st century technology and environmentally friendly solar energy as the power source for the new lights.  Looking to the future, AIA is developing plans for a new Visitor’s Center in conjunction with the overall restoration and revitalization of Ayala Cove, the main entrance to the Park.

Angel Island Association is proud of its history of supporting Angel Island State Park.  You are invited to visit AIA’s website ( to learn more about the Association and the Island.  We encourage you to become an AIA member and join the growing community of supporters of Angel Island State Park.


Angel Island Association
P.O. Box 866
Tiburon, CA 94920

Phone: 415-435-3972
Fax:     415-435-2950

Program Overview

Through the Cooperating Associations Program, California State Parks has valuable relationships with more than 80 cooperating associations authorized pursuant to Public Resources Code 513. The association on this page is one of these official, charitable organizations. Like other associations it is dedicated to enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in California State Parks. Cooperating associations are related to, but independent of the state parks they serve and are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organizations.

Many cooperating associations have websites. California State Parks encourages you to visit these websites, however does not guarantee the content, timeliness or accuracy of the material on these sites.