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Give Back and Take Four Volunteering Benefits

Volunteer (Maria Durana)

We know you choose to volunteer to give back to the community and the parks. But it’s alright to enjoy the fruits of your labors, too! Take a look at four fantastic benefits of volunteering in the Golden Gate National Parks—and share these with friends who are thinking about pitching in. more >>

August 2014 | Leave a comment

Trail Tracks: Our Favorite Park Jams

Our Favorite Park Jams (Maria Durana)

Music and song—like the Golden Gate National Parks—are wrapped around so many of our best memories. We asked park staff to share their favorite songs that evoke the landscape, the spirit, their adventures, and their work across the parklands. Check out these solid-gold hits at Golden Gate—then share your own! more >>

August 2014 | 7 Comments | Leave a comment

Our 13 Favorite Photos from 2013

Young volunteer

Stirring. Stunning. Surprising. Beguiling. These words describe our Golden Gate National Parks—and 13 unforgettable photographs that capture the essence of these parklands and the people who steward them. See the best images from 2013, handpicked by your E-ventures editors. more >>

January 2014 | 14 Comments | Leave a comment

Five Family-Friendly Hikes for Thanksgiving Weekend

Tennessee Cove (Alison Taggart-Barone)

What’s the perfect dessert after a stomach-stretching Thanksgiving dinner? An exploration of some sweet trails in and around the Golden Gate National Parks, of course! Here are five hikes that will help your whole family work off that holiday meal. more >>

December 2013 | Leave a comment

Outdoor Fun with Kids – Three Hikes for All Ages

Kids on a hike (Tung Chee)

The school year may have just started, but it doesn’t mean you and your children need to head indoors just yet. Here are a few hikes that the kids are sure to enjoy! more >>

September 2013 | Leave a comment

Time For One More Summer Free-For-All

Park Ranger and Roving Ranger

Raging Waters general admission ticket: $35.99. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, general admission: $61.99. Disneyland one-day “park hopper” ticket: $137. A full day of exploration in the Golden Gate National Parks with the entire family: FREE. Discover free activities every day in August (and every month of the year)! more >>

August 2013 | Leave a comment

Scouting the “Top Seeds” in the Field


Not as obvious as leaves or as ostentatious as flowers, seeds are often overlooked in our appreciation of plant life. But don’t miss out on their beauty! In this guide, one of the Parks Conservancy’s seed experts picks her favorites. more >>

August 2013 | 1 Comments | Leave a comment

Jaw-dropping Sunset Spots in Our Parks

Sunset from East Beach at Crissy Field, photo by Mason Cummings.

Grab your cameras and head for the coast—it’s sunset season! With Daylight Savings coming on March 10, soon we’ll have an extra hour to capture those late-winter sunsets. One of our talented photographers shares his must-visit locations in the parks for any photo enthusiast. more >>

March 2013 | Leave a comment

Top 10 Movies Made in the Parks

Jimmy Stewart in Vertigo, Wikimedia

Golden Gate, meet silver screen. With the Oscars coming up (Feb. 24), we’re handing out (figurative) statuettes to the most memorable movie scenes filmed in the Golden Gate National Parks. Read on and let the debate begin. more >>

February 2013 | 26 Comments | Leave a comment


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