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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 >>


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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 >>


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Park Pickup Lines (Not) Guaranteed to Land You a Valentine

Calling all lonely ladies and gents! Try these park-themed conversation starters to spark a potential romance. Maybe you’ll get a laugh. Maybe you’ll get a life partner. Or maybe you’ll just learn about transect methodologies in rare-plant monitoring of riparian ecosystems. more >>


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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 >>


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Our Favorite Park Photos from 2016

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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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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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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 >>


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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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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 >>


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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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