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Last-Minute Gift for Park-y Folks

Last minute gifts

Still looking for a gift for that special someone? A gift membership is the perfect present for the park lover in your life. Your loved one will receive the benefits of membership all year long, and the parks will receive extra love too!

Your contribution will support national park sites... more >>

January 2015 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

At One Glance: Many Volunteer Feats, Many Thanks

Volunteering in 2014

With the holidays upon us, the Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Presidio Trust would like to extend a huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to each and every one of our park volunteers. You give the Golden Gate National Parks the most precious gifts of all—your time, your energy, your... more >>

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Acclaimed Design Team Selected for Presidio Parklands

Presidio Parklands

The new 13-acre swath of national parkland, atop the Presidio Parkway tunnels and connecting the Main Post with Crissy Field, represents a major, historic park-making opportunity. The mission is to create an innovative destination that respects the environment and provides cutting-edge programming for locals and visitors alike.

James Corner Field Operations—the... more >>

January 2015 | 3 Comments | Leave a comment

Our National Park: A "Bucketful of Joy"

Card from 4th-6th graders who visited the Crissy Field Center

“Going to Crissy Field is as amazing as a kid not getting homework for the rest of the year.”

“Crissy Field Center was as awsome as buying a little kid a ice cream.”

“Being there was as fun as being on a roller coaster for the first time.”more >>

December 2014 | 2 Comments | Leave a comment

Def-eating Weeds: A Holiday Feast of Nonnative Plants

Def-eating Weeds: A Holiday Feast of Nonative Plants

Across the parks, volunteers root out nonnative plants to help restore wildlife habitat. But did you know that those weeds can be quite tasty? Just in time for holiday meals, enjoy these recipes that use nonnative species found in the Bay Area!

CAUTION: As always, be sure to positively... more >>

December 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Many Ways to Love Tam, All in One Place

Many Ways to Love Tam, All in One Place

The Tamalpais Lands Collaborative—formed earlier in 2014 by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, California State Parks, Marin Municipal Water District, and Marin County Parks—aims to reinvigorate community stewardship of Mt. Tamalpais.

A new web site,, is a major catalyst in that effort.
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December 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

One Cool Cucumber: Marah and its Frightening Fruit

Marah and its Frightening Fruit

Known by a number of names (including wild cucumber, man root, and big root), Marah fabaceus, or Marah oreganus, isn’t what you would call a soft and fuzzy native plant, or one that might incite “oohs” and “ahhs” as you hike the park trails.

This creeping ground cover, which you’ll find... more >>

November 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Hirsutory: A Hairy History of the Parklands


With men around the world growing mustaches in “Movember,” we sought inspiration in the annals of the Golden Gate National Parks. These parklands have seen many fine gentlemen of the face fur, and this list will “razor” awareness of some fascinating historical figures!

Click on the images below to learn more... more >>

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Citizen Scientists Root for the 'Sea Hawks'

Citizen Scientists Root for the 'Sea Hawks'

This coming February marks the first meeting of the Citizen Science Association, to be held in San Jose, Calif., and one of the more interesting and powerful CS concepts is the idea of “outcomes.” How is a citizen volunteer changed by participating in scientific research? The results might be mundane,... more >>

November 2014 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

8 Must-Do's at the New Presidio Officers' Club

Exterior rendering

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Touted as San Francisco’s most historic building, the Officers’ Club—once a social hub for U.S. Army officers and their families—has roots that go back to the earliest days of Spanish settlement, in the late 18th century.

The Presidio Trust’s October 4–5 reopening celebration culminates a three-year revitalization... more >>

October 2014 | 6 Comments | Leave a comment


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