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We Left Our Hearts in Our Parks

Muir Beach Overlook

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we asked our field staff to share their favorite romantic trails—perfect for first dates, soul-soaring walks, and maybe even popping the question. Read on to see the sites and hikes our park experts recommended.

Pirates Cove Trail, Marin Headlandsmore >>

February 2012 | Leave a comment

Community Programs Bring People to Parks

Community Program

2012 is the beginning of an entirely new repertoire of Community Programs, aimed at youth groups, afterschool programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, and similar community organizations serving young people. From community campfires to multi-visit programs that enhance an already-established program, Crissy Field Center has created a new lineup... more >>

February 2012 | Leave a comment

Cracking the Great Pollination Mystery

Rock Cress

Annually around late January, an explosion of magenta-red flowers appears on the rocky road cut that forms the east face of Hawk Hill along Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands. These are clumps of Arabis blepharophylla, the coast rock cress, and they bloom for... more >>

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Golden Gate in Spotlight at Park Summit

Battery East Trail

This week in Washington, D.C., the America’s Summit on National Parks was hosted by the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Foundation, and the National Park Hospitality Association.

The Institute at the Golden Gate, one of the Parks Conservancy’s programs in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), was there... more >>

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