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Partnership between public libraries, public parklands leaps forward in 2018

Park Rangers pose ahead of a talk at the SFMOMA Public Knowledge Library in summer 2018.

Our already popular partnership with the San Francisco Public Library went to new heights in 2018. We saw a 24 percent increase in Summer Stride participation and 46 percent increase in ranger program participation! more >>

November 2018 | Leave a comment

Reflexiones: How parks can take us home

Arturo Perez

Former stewardship intern Aurora Perez shares her powerful connections to the parks, which started when her father brought her along on gardening jobs as a kid, paying her a dollar for every caterpillar she found. more >>

November 2018 | Leave a comment

Top Six Trails to Hike this Holiday Season

Just in time for the holidays: Work up an appetite—or ward off a food coma—on one of these truly unique trails in the Golden Gate National Parks. You might even see the latest Art in the Parks exhibit while you’re sweating out that seasonal smorgasbord. more >>

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Building resilient forests to face climate change, sudden oak death, and wildfire at OneTam’s Science Summit

Mt. Tamalpais forests.

How can we brace forest ecosystems against rising temperatures, deadly pathogens, and voracious wildfires? At OneTam’s latest Science Summit, scientists and community members gathered to exchange knowledge and brainstorm solutions. What stood out? Collaborative efforts, mountains of data, and a dedication to preserving natural diversity. more >>

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Massive blue whale sculpture, made from discarded plastic, makes a splash on Crissy Field

Whales are common recurring characters in the waters along Crissy Field, but this October, one (artificial) leviathan will be making landfall. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Blue Whale art exhibit on Crissy Field will challenge everyday visitors to examine their plastic consumption and the health of our oceans. See when it’s making its debut. >> more >>

October 2018 | Leave a comment

Crissy Field then and now: Interactives show transformation from concrete to beloved parklands

Crissy Field is seen before its transformation from concrete to urban oasis, seen here in a 1997 file photo.

Remember when Crissy Field was a barren parking lot with tumbleweeds rolling through? Interactive sliders show just how much it’s changed for the better, as we look to the future with Crissy Field Next. Play around with the before and after images to see the change. more >>

October 2018 | Leave a comment

Viewfinders: Youth capture fun, striking images during summer programs at Crissy Field Center

An image taken by Crissy Field summer program participant Jasmin Martinez.

These amateur artists were new to DSLR photography before they came through the Crissy Field Center, which makes their heartwarming, hilarious, and artistic shots all the more incredible. See their images and hear their stories. more >>

September 2018 | Leave a comment

Electric bike share in the Presidio: Info, rules of the road for JUMP bikes

Electric bike share is coming to the Presidio, provided by JUMP bikes.

Electric bikes have arrived at the Presidio, the first national park in the West to offer the service. JUMP dockless e-bikes make conquering the Presidio's hills easy and fun. more >>

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Crissy Field's next chapter: How you can help a beloved San Francisco park take flight

Crissy Field Next

Almost 20 years ago, Crissy Field underwent a major transformation from parking lot to beloved park. Today, parts of the park are in need of repair and rehabilitation, while other areas hold potential not yet realized. Help its future take flight by participating in the Crissy Field Next project, and join us for Crissy Field Day on October 20! more >>

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Fall 2018 guide for the hip and happening

From a howlin’ good time to a family-friendly festival celebrating Crissy Field, from hawk-watching to dancing, this fall is chock-full of fun in our parks. Here’s your handy guide to “Summer: The Sequel,” an action-packed thriller filled with events in your Golden Gate National Parks. more >>

September 2018 | Leave a comment


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