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After years of anticipation, a brand-new visitor center is opening at Lands End! Coming in late April, the Lookout features exciting exhibits on nature and history, a café, and park store. Read on for details about this beautiful visitor center—and how you can attend the grand opening. more >>
Celebrate a healthy planet—and a healthy you—at Earth Stroll at Crissy Field on April 21. Produced by the Crissy Field Center and the Presidio Community YMCA, this Earth Day-themed event is fun for the whole family. Read on for details about this year’s exciting new activity: Park Pursuit! more >>
For hundreds of thousands of years, the coastal bluffs at Fort Funston have faced off against the Pacific Ocean, prevailing winds cleaving off inches of sandstone each winter. And each spring, hundreds of Bank Swallows (five-inch, globe-trotting bug-traps with wings) return to these cliffs to carve out nesting holes. more >>
In April, the Institute at the Golden Gate and Golden Gate National Parks will welcome the third National Parks Institute (NPI) Executive Leadership Seminar to Cavallo Point Lodge at Fort Baker. Park leaders from across the globe will come together to learn and share business management best practices to bring home to their parks. more >>
The Spring Equinox is almost upon us and it’s the time of year when we all wait for the rains to get the wildflower show started. At the Redwood Creek Nursery, though, we are collecting something a little different this year. more >>
For 15 years, students at Oceana High School have been growing plants on campus for restoration projects in the parks. See what they have accomplished at this sixth Parks Conservancy native plant nursery—and learn how they took the initiative to expand their green oasis. more >>
2012 marks a decade of Trails Forever—a tremendously successful initiative to improve trails and habitats across the Golden Gate National Parks. Take a walk down memory lane and check out images capturing our favorite Trails Forever moments. more >>