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Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

Unearthed: Secrets of Alcatraz Gardens’ Ribbon-Winning Compost

What better way to celebrate Earth Week than recycling organic material into hot, nutritious compost? We caught up with “Chief Composting Officer” Dick Miner to get the scoop on Alcatraz Historic Gardens’ award-winning compost—and learn some tips for your own. more >>


May 2017 | Leave a comment

Park Prescription Day: Celebrating Time Outdoors as the Best Medicine

Park Prescription Day

A free, family-friendly event at Crissy Field on April 23 celebrates the second annual National Park Prescription Day, which showcases public lands and their role nature plays in promoting health and wellbeing. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

Birds of a Feather: A GGRO Volunteer Finds Her Flock

GGRO Hawkwatch Volunteer

When volunteer Christina Cambie “migrated” from England, she had no idea she would find comfort and community in her new home by studying another migration—that of raptors over Hawk Hill. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

In the Presidio, MacArthur Meadow Gets a Makeover

MacArthur Meadow

Featuring a new boardwalk and freshly planted wetlands, the revitalized MacArthur Meadow reached a major milestone with its March 9 ribbon-cutting. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

Crissy Promenade Repairs Slated to Begin in March

For the first time since the Crissy Field Promenade was opened in 2001, the entire 1.5-mile length of the popular pathway will be repaired. Starting in March, the promenade will be closed, section by section, for resurfacing work that will improve its durability and sustainability. more >>


March 2017 | Leave a comment

New Visitor Center Opens in Century-Old Guardhouse

Presidio Visitors Center

In February, visitors to the Presidio will enjoy a brand-new gateway to this remarkable national park. Located in a Main Post guardhouse built in 1900, the William Penn Mott, Jr. Presidio Visitor Center features state-of-the-art displays, fascinating exhibits, and an information desk. more >>


February 2017 | Leave a comment

No-Fly Zone: Drones Prohibited in Golden Gate National Parks

Many shutterbugs received a drone as a gift over the holidays. We love the amazing images and video that these devices can capture, but unfortunately they’re not allowed in the Golden Gate National Parks. Learn why—and find other options for your flights. more >>


February 2017 | Leave a comment

Serenity Wow: Top Spots to Get Away from It All

Top Spots to Get Away from It All

With the pressures of the holidays upon us (and the stress of everything else that’s going on in the world), parks can be a great place to escape, re-center, and refocus. Here are some of the most peaceful spots in the Golden Gate National Parks. more >>


January 2017 | Leave a comment

Alert: Tunnel Closure to Restrict Headlands Access

Tunnel Closure to Restrict Headlands Access

The Baker-Barry Tunnel (aka the “Five-Minute Tunnel”), a main artery into the Marin Headlands, will be closed on January 2 for much-needed repairs and upgrades. Work is slated to last until early May, and visitors are strongly encouraged to make alternate plans. more >>


January 2017 | Leave a comment

The 9 Most #Blessed Social Selfie Spots in the Parks

Selfie in the parks

Rack up the “likes,” retweets, shares, and favorites at these nine eye-popping sites in your Golden Gate National Parks. Get out, get snapping, and see your social media Q rating soar. Oh, and bonus: you’ll <3 your time in the outdoors and learn something about our heritage, too! more >>


December 2016 | Leave a comment

 

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