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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 >>


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Best Photos of the Parks, 2016

Favorite photos 2016 thumbnail

We asked some of our most talented staff and volunteer photographers to share their favorite images from 2016. Read the backstory behind the photos, and find out what the photographers were thinking during each unforgettable moment in the Golden Gate National Parks. more >>


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Our Expert Tips for Planting Your Native Plant Garden

Winter Planting

The rainy winter is when we plant thousands of native plants at restoration sites all across the Golden Gate National Parks. You can do the same in your garden at home, with these tips from experts at our Presidio Native Plant Nursery. more >>


December 2016 | Leave a comment

Talkin’ A Different Kind of “Turkey”

Turkey Vultures

Here’s one “turkey” you might not want around your Thanksgiving dinner. The Turkey Vulture defecates on its feet, vomits as a defense, and feasts on carcasses. But it’s also one of the most fascinating animals in our parks. Learn how the GGRO is trying to unravel its mysteries. more >>


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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 >>


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Insiders’ Tour: The New One Tam Roving Ranger

Our first “mobile trailhead” was a runaway success, so we’re proud to present our second Roving Ranger—a converted delivery truck that will serve as a roaming park ambassador for the One Tam initiative in Marin County. Step inside for a test drive! more >>


November 2016 | Leave a comment

Eight Spookiest Plants in the Golden Gate National Parks

They’re green. They’re ghoulish. And they’re right here in the Golden Gate National Parks. Because of their name, their look, or their poison, these boo-tanical specimens are fit for a witch’s brew, a Halloween party, or a little shop of horror. Read on, if you dare…. more >>


November 2016 | Leave a comment

Six Outstanding Examples of Art in National Parks

The nationwide Arts in the Parks program brings illuminating, inspirational, and thought-provoking pieces of art to public lands, from Ellis Island to Alcatraz Island. Learn about some exemplary artworks and exhibitions—and watch a video series that explains the program’s roots, impact, and future. more >>


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'Home Land Security' Art Certain to Spark Dialogue in Uncertain Times

Home Land Security exhibition

Learn the story behind Home Land Security, an exhibition in the Presidio exploring complex themes of safety, national identity, and global security. Fittingly, the idea for this exhibition—open until December 18—was born halfway around the world. more >>


October 2016 | Leave a comment

 

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