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Peak-ing Ahead: Glimpse into the Future (and Past) of Mt. Tam’s West Peak

Mt. Tam’s West Peak

Discover the history of the “true” peak of Mt. Tamalpais—and how to best explore this seldom-visited site. Also, learn about the Oct. 5 forum where you’ll hear a range of possibilities for its restoration and get the chance to voice your opinion. more >>


October 2017 | Leave a comment

Drums, Waves, Wind: Adams’ “Inuksuit” at Lands End on July 29

Inuksuit

Up to 99 percussionists, arrayed across Lands End, pound out rhythms that mix with crashing surf and the songs of birds. This is John Luther Adams’ Inuksuit, performed in a partnership of SFJAZZ and the Parks Conservancy. Experience it for free in two days. more >>


August 2017 | Leave a comment

Exhibition Examines Presidio’s Role in Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans

Exclusion

During Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (May), the parks celebrate the community’s contributions—and remember its darkest hours. “Exclusion”—a new exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club—looks at the Presidio’s role in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during World War II…75 years since FDR’s infamous Executive Order 9066. 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 >>


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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

De-mist-ifying the Fog: Five Fun Facts

De-mist-ifying the Fog: Five Fun Facts

August (aka “Fog-ust”) is descending upon us like a slick and clammy shroud. As you huddle together to preserve body heat, amaze your friends with five fun facts about the fog. Better yet, bring them to FOGG Fest at Baker Beach on August 20! more >>


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Leibovitz’s New Exhibition Graces Our National Parks

Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition “WOMEN: New Portraits

Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz’s new exhibition, “WOMEN: New Portraits,” is only appearing in two cities in the United States. In San Francisco, this free exhibition (through April 17) will be right here in the Presidio, along Crissy Field. Read on for details and ticket info. more >>


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'Wanna Be My Plover?' Print-N-Clip Valentine’s Cards!

Valentine's Day e-cards

Open the Golden Gate to your sweetie’s heart with seven free and cheesy V-Day cards—guaranteed to make them smile (or groan). And if you ever wanted to work “oak savannah ecosystem” into a pickup line, well, these are for you. more >>


February 2016 | Leave a comment

An Art Piece—in a Park Place—That Will Move You to Tears

40 Part Motet

If you loved @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, it’s time again to experience art in the parks. Janet Cardiff’s masterpiece, The Forty Part Motet, is wowing visitors at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Learn about this amazing sound installation in partnership with SFMOMA. more >>


December 2015 | Leave a comment

Five Bone-Chilling Date Spots to Warm Your Boo’s Heart

Five Bone-Chilling Date Spots to Warm Your Boo’s Heart

With “boo”-tiful sites aplenty, the Golden Gate National Parks are full of places to take your date on Halloween (or some other dread and dreary night by the Bay)—especially if you want him or her seeking safety and comfort in your arms. more >>


November 2015 | Leave a comment

 

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