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Tech ‘Hackathon’ Innovates Solutions to Park Maintenance

Parks & Tech Challenge

On Feb. 10-11, technologists, business leaders, sustainability experts met with former National Park Service staff to brainstorm innovative ways that technology could address the park maintenance backlog and improve the experience of staff and visitors alike in our national parks. more >>


March 2018 | Leave a comment

Our Favorite Photos of 2017

Favorite Photos of 2017

Six of our talented park photographers reveal their favorite images from the past year, and share the “behind-the-lens” stories of each photo. Revel in the fun and beauty of 2017—and get inspired to make (and capture!) more memories in the year to come. more >>


January 2018 | Leave a comment

NPS to Require Muir Woods Parking and Shuttle Reservations Starting Jan. 16

Muir Woods National Monument

To better protect Muir Woods’ extraordinary natural resources and improve visitor experiences and safety, the National Park Service will require reservations for vehicle parking and shuttle seats, beginning Jan. 16, 2018. Reservations can be made online or by phone starting Jan. 1. more >>


January 2018 | Leave a comment

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

Amazing Graze: 75 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

80 Goats Advance Rehabilitation Project at Fort Mason

It’s been “Arma-goat-don” for the weeds at Fort Mason’s East Black Point. This past month, a herd of the quirky, cloven-hoofed critters cleared the area of invasive vegetation. Learn where the goats came from, why they’ve been in our parks, and how you can carry on their work. more >>


September 2017 | Leave a comment

Portal at Crissy Field to Whisk Visitors to Mexico, Iraq, India, and Other Locales

Portal

Through the magic of immersive audiovisual technology, Shared_Studios’ Portals bring together people from around the world in real-time, life-size, face-to-face conversations. This summer, step inside the Portal at Crissy East Beach—and make an unforgettable connection. more >>


July 2017 | Leave a comment

Tales Forever: Read a Story, Page by Page, as You Walk a Trail

StoryWalks at Lands End

Through the magic of StoryWalks, pages from two charming children’s books will be placed on signs along trails at Lands End and Mountain Lake (Presidio) this summer. Learn about this project—and other fun programs in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library. more >>



In the Presidio, MacArthur Meadow Gets a Makeover

MacArthur Meadow

Featuring a new boardwalk and freshly planted wetlands, the revitalized MacArthur Meadow reached a major milestone with its March 9 ribbon-cutting. more >>


April 2017 | Leave a comment

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 >>


March 2017 | Leave a comment

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 >>


February 2017 | Leave a comment

 

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