Celebrating Over 37 Years of Supporting the Parks [1981 - 2018]

Accomplishments 

  • More than $500 MILLION in park support
  • $85 MILLION raised for Trails Forever
  • $34.5 MILLION raised to transform Crissy Field
  • Over 7 MILLION hours of volunteer time; more than 357,000 volunteers
  • More than 2.8 MILLION native plants grown; 111 different restoration sites
  • 1.6 MILLION visitors on Alcatraz served annually
  • More than 753,000 birds of prey counted through Golden Gate Raptor Observatory
  • More than 693,000 people served through Crissy Field Center
  • More than 540,000 school kids participate in Parks as Classrooms
  • More than 33,500 kids have participated in Camping at the Presidio
  • More than 14,000 Conservancy members
  • 1,491 acres at the Presidio saved as national parkland
  • More than 1,000 books, guides, maps, and park products
  • 350 acres of Fort Baker preserved as a national park
  • More than 100 historic structures rehabilitated or interpreted
  • 139 Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders
  • 100 acres of shoreline park created at Crissy Field
  • More than 70 awards for excellence
  • 37 members of the Presidio Council
  • 35 new park entrance signs installed
  • 34 indigenous archeological sites in the park managed in partnership with native people
  • 33 endangered and threatened species protected through habitat restoration and preservation
  • 29 unique park images
  • 17 miles of park trails improved, built, or planned for enhancement
  • 14 Trails Forever dinners
  • 6 park sites adopted by Park Stewardship teams
  • 4 park visitor centers (and 2 "visitor information centers")
  • 4 endowment funds created
  • 4 Presidio overlooks constructed
  • 4 cafes
  • 1 Parks Conservancy dedicated to Parks For All Forever

Awards

Organizational

  • Director’s Partnership Award from the National Park Service for “long-term, cumulative partnership achievements,” 2013
  • Golden Gate National Parks Stewardship Excellence Award from The Cultural Landscape Foundation, 2012
  • The Robert C. Kirkwood Community Leadership Award by the San Francisco Foundation to Greg Moore, President and CEO of Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in recognition of outstanding community service, commitment, and inspired leadership, 2013
  • Social Media in Travel + Tourism Award (SMITTY) from Travel + Leisure Magazine for “Best Location-Based Campaign” for Band of Bridges project in partnership with Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, Google Inc., and Famous Interactive to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, 2013

Post-to-Park Transformations

  • Fort Baker: Governor’s Award for Environmental and Economic Leadership, 2009
  • Fort Baker: National Trust for Historic Preservation award, 2009
  • Fort Baker: Governor’s Historic Preservation award, 2009
  • Fort Baker revitalization: winner, APPL Partnership Program/Project award, 2009
  • Presidio: San Francisco Beautiful award for Presidio’s Batteries to Bluffs Trail and Immigrant Point Overlook, 2008

Crissy Field and Crissy Field Center

  • LEED Platinum status awarded to interim Crissy Field Center/Beach Hut, 2013
  • Association of Partners for Public Lands, Winner, Commemorative Program or Project, for Crissy Field 10th Anniversary Project, 2012
  • U.S. Department of the Interior Take Pride in America National Award for Outstanding Commitment to the Stewardship of America’s Public Lands and Natural and Cultural Resources to Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL), 2011
  • National Park Service Environmental Achievement Award recognizing exceptional contributions to sustainable energy practices and related curriculum, to Crissy Field Center, 2011
  • California Construction Magazine’s Best of 2010 Award, Green Building category to the interim Crissy Field Center
  • Society of American Travel Writers Phoenix Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Preservation and Conservation, 2006
  • Crissy Field Center: certification as green business by the city of San Francisco, 2006
  • Crissy Field Warming Hut: certification as green business by the city of San Francisco, 2005
  • American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter Special Achievement Award, to the Restoration of Crissy Field (in partnership with National Park Service and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund), 2005
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York City, February 25 to May 16, 2005 Exhibition “Groundswell: Constructing the Contemporary Landscape”
  • National Park Service Award for Sustainability, 2004, to the Crissy Field Warming Hut
  • Bruner Foundation Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence, 2003, Honorable Mention, National Urban Design for Crissy Field Restoration
  • Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, 2002 to the Garbology 101 program
  • Coastal Living Magazine Award for Best New Coastal Destination in the U.S., 2002
  • National Park Service Environmental Achievement Award, to the Crissy Field Warming Hut designers and builders, 2002
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award for Design, for Crissy Field (Hargreaves Associates.), 2002
  • Costanoan-Ohlone Rumsen Carmel Tribe Friend of the Environment Award, to Greg Moore, 2002
  • San Francisco Beautiful Beautification Awards, The Friedel Klussman Award, for the Crissy Field restoration, 2001
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals National Philanthropy Day
  • Outstanding Foundation Grantmaker of the Year Award, to the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, for its gift to Crissy Field, 2001
  • National Park Foundation National Park Partnership Award for Environmental Conservation, to the Crissy Field restoration, 2001
  • The Waterfront Center Excellence on the Waterfront Honor Award, to the restoration of Crissy Field, 2001
  • American Society of Landscape Architects Planning and Urban Design Award, for Crissy Field (Hargreaves Associates), 1998

Other Park Restoration Projects and Community Programs

  • Association of Partners for Public Lands Award, Commemorative Program/Project, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary, 2013
  • Association of Partners for Public Lands Award, Partnership Program/Project, Lands End Lookout Visitor Center, 2013
  • AIASF Design Energy + Sustainability Award 2013 for the Lands End Lookout
  • San Francisco Beautiful Awards, 2012 nomination for Golden Gate Bridge Plaza and Pavilion
  • Engineering News Record Best 2012 Projects, Winner Award of Merit, Small Projects to Golden Gate Bridge Visitor Enhancement Project
  • Communications Arts Photography Annual 53: 2012 recognition in Advertising category, Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary
  • Communications Arts Design Annual 53: 2012 recognition in Exhibit Interior Experience category, Golden Gate Bridge Pavilion
  • San Francisco Beautiful Awards, 2012 nomination for Lands End Lookout
  • LEED Platinum status awarded to Lands End Lookout, 2012
  • Lands End Lookout named the “Best New Building” of 2012 by John King of the San Francisco Chronicle
  • Engineering News Record Award of Merit, Small Projects to Lands End Lookout, 2012
  • Report to the Community 2011 named Finalist for Platinum PR Award in the Annual Report Category, 2012
  • Association of Partners for Public Lands Partnership Program/Project, Honorable Mention for Food for the Parks Initiative, 2012
  • Presidio Seed and Plant Lab: Association of Partners for Public Lands Excellence Award and Partnership Program/Project Award, 2011
  • San Francisco Magazine Best of the Bay awards, including #1 for Best Trail (Lands End), Best Dog Park (Fort Funston), 2011
  • San Francisco Beautiful Award, Winner, for Lands End Revitalization: California Coastal Trail Corridor and Visitor Access Enhancements, 2010
  • Association for Partners of Public Lands Award, Partnership Program/ Project, Alcatraz Gardens Restoration Project, 2010
  • LEED-Gold Status awarded to the Cavallo Point Lodge, 2010
  • Convio Innovator Award, for email communications, 2010
  • Association of Partners for Public Lands Partnership Program/Project, Honorable Mention for Turning the Tide conference, 2010
  • California Preservation Foundation Trustee Award for Excellence, to the Alcatraz Gardens Restoration project, 2009
  • Outstanding Nonprofit Organization award from United States Department of the Interior’s Take Pride in America program for volunteer and partnership programs on public lands, 2009
  • Preservation Design Award, small rehabilitation category, to the Alcatraz Gardens Restoration project, 2009
  • Association for Partners of Public Lands Award, Partnership Program/ Project, for Alcatraz Visitor Experience Enhancement Project, 2008
  • San Francisco Beautiful Award, Winner, to the Presidio: Immigrant Point Overlook and Batteries to Bluffs Trail Network, 2008
  • Society for Environmental Graphic Design, to the park-wide trail signage program, 2007
  • San Francisco Beautiful award for the restoration of Mountain Lake, 2004

Other Interpretive and Education Awards and Recognition

  • We Hold the Rock exhibit and video documenting the Native American occupation of Alcatraz from 1969-71: Official selection at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival: feature film at the 1997 Native Americas International Film Festival; Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network, award from the National Park Cooperating Association, 1997
  • Here’s the Dirt! Science Education at the Native Plant Nursery, Award from the National Association for Interpretation, 2001
  • Alcatraz After Dark named the city’s best tour by San Francisco magazine, 2001
  • Secrets of Alcatraz: Emmy Award, 1992
  • Award for “On Duty at Fort Point” video
  • Award for trailside exhibit at Muir Woods