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Sometimes it seems like San Francisco summer finally arrives in September/October. It seems the endless bank of fog finally lifts and the sun shines down upon us all—making Baker Beach a popular destination.
If you find yourself strolling down the sand ladder to enjoy some time on the beach, look out... more >>
This year, the Institute and Cavallo Point Lodge will welcome groups like the Trust for Public Land, Environmental Defense Fund, Public Health Law and Policy, and the Marine Mammal Center through its special Institute group rate.
The Crissy Field Center is always looking for ways to connect communities to the Golden Gate National Parks. This year, Crissy Field Center’s National Park Ranger Fatima Colindres, Mission Dolores Curator Andrew Galvan, Assistant Curator Vincent Medina, and other Parks Conservancy staff will be providing a community program: "Mission Presidio:... more >>
If you’ve ever shared your park photos with friends, chances are you’ve caught yourself explaining how the pictures simply don’t do the beauty of the moment justice. Shooting a scene can be as easy as pointing and clicking, but capturing the actual experience of that scene is something that even... more >>
We asked a panel of bike experts for their favorite rides in the Golden Gate National Parks. Read on for the full prescription from these cycle-ologists: directions, descriptions, tips, and more. Then put your mettle to the pedal and get out there!
Pacifica resident Jim Sullivan describes himself as... more >>
By Elyse Wood
Golden Gate is a unique national park for many reasons: its urban setting, its sprawling expanse across three counties, and its award-winning youth education programs at Crissy Field Center.
The Center’s mission exudes our commitment to engaging youth—from our school... more >>
Throughout the 1980s–90s, the GGRO Peak Week—that is, the seven-day stretch that contained the highest hawk count days of the year—truly happened in a week (or roughly a week). In those not-so-ancient times, we recorded highest count days as early as September 15 (569 sightings in 1987) and as late... more >>
Our park partner the Bay Area Open Space Council is hosting a car-free challenge in which participants visit our parks using alternative transit means, document the experience, and win prizes.
The Bay Area Open Space Council is a coalition of nonprofits and public agencies that preserve parks and trails and the... more >>
As the official summer season draws to a close and the Institute at the Golden Gate moves into its next phase of programming, the team at the Institute is reading a number of great sources for inspiration and insight. Here are some recommended titles from a few of our team members... more >>
The Presidio Native Plant Nursery—one of six nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks—will soon open a long-awaited structure: a new 72’ by 110’ shadehouse!
A shadehouse is a structure used to house tender plants coming out of a greenhouse, as a way to harden them off and get them ready... more >>