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Former Alcatraz guards, others to gather for last formal reunion

Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi and other alumni participate in a reunion on the island in 2015.

A chapter of San Francisco history will come to a close on Sunday, August 12 on Alcatraz Island. Members of the Alcatraz Alumni Association will gather for the final official reunion on the Rock. But their stories will continue to be told. more >>


August 2018 | Leave a comment

Stunning new Ocean Beach Image Joins Roster of Iconic Golden Gate National Parks Prints

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Be among the first to own the newest iconic Golden Gate National Parks image, as Ocean Beach gets the Michael Schwab design treatment. The image is the 21st in the series, and highlights the serene waves and coastal colors of the popular spot. more >>


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Hidden Dangers of Ocean Beach: Here’s why it’s not a Safe Place to Swim or Learn How to Surf

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Don’t let the inviting surf of Ocean Beach fool you, this shoreline is 3.5 miles of treacherous rip currents and swimming hazards. The head lifeguard at Golden Gate explains the forces at work at Ocean Beach and why it’s not a safe place to swim or learn how to surf. more >>


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The Roving Ranger Turns Five!

The Roving Ranger turns Five!

The Roving Ranger--the mobile outreach truck for the Golden Gate National Parks--is turning five. Read on to look at the highlights since 2013. more >>


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Camping Hacks from the Camping at the Presidio Staff

Camping Hacks from the Camping at the Presidio Staff

Looking forward to getting out and camping this summer? Here is a list of camping tips and tricks from our outdoor leaders and guides. more >>


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Life, Liberty, and Libraries: Our Summer Literary Lineup

Public lands and public libraries: A dynamic duo partnering for the enjoyment of all communities! This summer, feed your sense of adventure at free and fun activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including the fourth edition of our StoryWalksⓇ series on Crissy Field, reading programs, ranger talks, park shuttles, and more. more >>


June 2018 | Leave a comment

Expert Tips for Whale Watching in the Golden Gate National Parks

Thar she blows! Your coastal parklands are parallel to a marine passage for migrating humpback whales, gray whales, blue whales, orcas, and so many more leviathans. We talked to the experts about what you can do to enhance your chances of spotting a whale spout on your next visit. more >>


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Summer 2018 for the Hip and Happening

Summertime in San Francisco is about as warm as winter everywhere else! Escape the summer “brrrs” and cozy up with us at one (or all) of events and happenings taking place in the parks from June through August. more >>


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Our (Not-So) Secret Recipe for Making National Park-Quality Soil

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On a crisp morning in April, the Parks Conservancy and the Presidio Trust made in a 46-cubic yards of soil, enough to feed tens of thousands of native plants throughout the parks. The “recipe” and procedure behind this many-handed effort is a must-read for any dirt devotee. more >>


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Nine Photography Tips from Our Park Photographers

A photo is the perfect keepsake from your adventure in the Golden Gate National Parks. Our staff photographers share their top tips for being a better shutterbug while out in your coastal parklands. more >>


May 2018 | Leave a comment

 

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