New Presidio Visitor Center Debuts Saturday, February 25, 2017 (January 11, 2017) Dynamic New Focal Point Introduces the Presidio Experience to Locals and Visitors Alike; Opening Marks a Major Milestone in the Presidio’s Post-to-Park Transformation
Site-Responsive Exhibition Convenes 16 International Artists To Reflect On Human Impact And Increasing Complexity Of National Security In Our Time (June 23, 2016) The thematic, site-responsive exhibition "Home Land Security" will be installed in former military structures overlooking the San Francisco Bay—some open to the public for the first time—and brings together work by 16 contemporary artists and collectives from around the globe.
Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project Results Rolling In (May 5, 2016) Wildlife cameras installed in Mt. Tam’s open spaces a year and a half ago have begun revealing some surprising things about the mountain’s furry residents.
San Francisco Public Library And The Golden Gate National Recreation Area Partner To Celebrate The National Park Service Centennial (May 3, 2016) Where else can you find fun, adventure, and amazing new worlds all for free? In a library book and a national park. San Francisco Public Library and The National Park Service (NPS) have teamed up this summer to keep children and families reading, creating, and exploring all summer long.
Children and Their Families are Invited to Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday at Junior Ranger Jamboree on Crissy Field (April 19, 2016) In celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial this year, organizations that serve youth in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) along with the San Francisco Public Library system invite 4th graders and their families to join the fun in learning about what it takes to be an official National Park Service Junior Ranger.
Presidio Coastal Trail and Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge Now Open (December 8, 2015) Improvements to the spectacular Presidio Coastal Trail corridor south of the Golden Gate Bridge, including the construction of a new bicycle/pedestrian bridge that connects the trail to Merchant Road is now open after several years of work by the National Park Service, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust. The public will now be able to traverse a new bicycle/pedestrian bridge that connects the southern end of the Golden Gate Bridge with the Coastal Trail.
New Battery East Vista by Golden Gate Bridge in the Presidio (November 3, 2015) Just in time for the holiday season, visitors will be treated to postcard-perfect views of the majestic Golden Gate Bridge from the south side of the revamped Battery East Vista. This project was made possible through the generous support of The Tiffany & Co. Foundation with a $1M grant.
Presidio Trust Selects James Corner Field Operations to Design 13 New Acres of Parkland at the Golden Gate (December 9, 2014) Designer of New York’s High Line will lead public effort to shape an iconic Presidio landscape that will connect the Crissy Field waterfront to the heart of the park
Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Launches OneTam Initiative (November 20, 2014) Community Campaign Seeks to Build and Engage Stewards For Beloved Mountain
Ai Weiwei explores human rights and freedom of expression through seven new site-specific installations inspired by Alcatraz Island (September 24, 2014)
Ai Weiwei Explores Human Rights and Freedom of Expression in Series of New, Site-Specific Installations Inspired by Alcatraz Island (May 13, 2014) Exhibition on View September 27, 2014 Through April 26, 2015
Tickets for @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Go on Sale on June 27
Tamalpais Lands Collaborative Unites Public-Private Partners in Long-Term Preservation, Protection, and Stewardship of Mount Tam (March 25, 2014) Four major land-managing public agencies and a Bay Area conservation nonprofit have reached a landmark agreement to work together to steward the long-term preservation and restoration of Marin County’s beloved Mount Tamalpais.
Golden Gate National Parks to Host BioBlitz 2014: Exploring and Celebrating Biodiversity of the Parks, March 28-29, 2014 (February 25, 2014) Thousands of Scientists, Naturalists, Students and Volunteers to Participate in 24-Hour Event to Discover and Record Species Living in National Parks in Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo Counties
GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY REFINES PROGRAMMING CONCEPT FOR PRESIDIO EXCHANGE, A CONTEMPORARY CENTER OF NATURE AND CULTURE IN THE PRESIDIO (January 17, 2014) Parks Conservancy submits supplement to their proposal for the Presidio Exchange.
FOR-SITE Foundation in Partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Commissions New Site-Specific (December 3, 2013) Works by Artist Ai Weiwei for Alcatraz, Opening September 2014 America’s Most Infamous Island to Serve as Site and Inspiration for New Sculpture, Multimedia, and Sound Works Exploring Individual and Creative Freedom
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Receives Major Grant to Support New Tunnel Top Parkland and Expanded Youth Campus at the Presidio (September 27, 2013) A gift of $25 million from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation
GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARKS CONSERVANCY DETAILS ITS VISION FOR THE PRESIDIO EXCHANGE (September 17, 2013) Diverse Public Programs are Cornerstone of Proposed Civic Space at the Golden Gate
Emphasizing The Power of Place: Parks Conservancy Shares Its Concept For The Presidio Exchange at Public Open House on July 31 (July 24, 2013) Community Invited to Learn More, Offer Feedback on Proposed New Cultural Center at Former Commissary Site at Crissy Field
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Presents Its Vision for the Presidio Exchange (PX), San Francisco's 21st Century Cultural Center at Crissy Field (June 18, 2013) The PX Will Connect the Natural Beauty of Crissy Field with the Historic Import of the Presidio’s Main Post
Parks Conservancy's Band of Bridges Project Honored with Travel+Leisure's Social Media in Travel + Tourism (SMITTY) Award (June 4, 2013) Band of Bridges, part of the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary celebration, receives 2013 SMITTY Award for "Best Location-Based Campaign"
New Partnership to Launch SFMOMA's Off-Site Programming (December 12, 2012) Presented by SFMOMA in Partnership with the National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Yearlong Waterfront Display at Crissy Field Will Be Free to Public
Go Ahead, Develop Localitis! (August 28, 2012) Delight your friends and family this year by supporting local and creative gift ideas
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation Awards $1 Million Grant To Create A New Vista At Battery East, Presidio (August 7, 2012) Project Will Improve Visitor Experience at Iconic Overlook Spot in the Golden Gate National Parks
Bridging Us All: Golden Gate Festival Spans The Waterfront MAY 27, 2012 (May 16, 2012) Public Information for the Official 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco's Lands End Gets A Visitor Center Worthy Of Its World-Class Views (April 28, 2012) Parks Conservancy and National Park Service Unveil New Lookout as Part of Ongoing Revitalization Project
Crissy Field Center Goes "Greener" (February 14, 2012) Center's New Wind Turbines, Car Charger Boost Energy Research, Educate Youth
CRISSY FIELD CENTER: BUILDING A BRIGHT FUTURE (July 12, 2011) Crissy Field Center celebrates first decade of connecting communities with their national parks with release of its 10-year report, and celebration of two recent national awards
Crissy Field: A National Treasure at the Golden Gate National Parks (May 12, 2011) Crissy Field and the Crissy Field Center celebrate 10 years of connecting communities with their national parks
HEALTHY PARKS HEALTHY PEOPLE US (April 7, 2011) National Park Service Director Announces Healthy Foods Strategy
Healthy Parks Healthy People US (March 31, 2011) National Park Service Takes Lead in Promoting Access to Parks and Public Lands as Catalysts to Improved Public Health and Lower Healthcare Costs
Bill McKibben Joins Sustainable Food Experts In Discussing "Food For The Parks" at the Institute at the Golden Gate (November 2, 2010) Co-hosted by the Marin Agricultural Land Trust, this program addresses the benefits of local food systems in America's national parks.
'Tis The Season To Be Environmentally Savvy (September 1, 2010) Give the Gift of Green This Holiday Season and Explore Local, Sustainable, and Recycled Items
Institute at the Golden Gate Spurs National "Park Prescriptions" Movement (August 27, 2010) Institute Unites Cross-Sector Coalition to Advance Health and the Outdoors; Program to be Highlighted in 'America's Great Outdoors' Listening Session on August 31
Major Project at Redwood Creek Restores a Fragile and Important Ecosystem in Marin (June 29, 2010) Comprehensive restoration work of the Redwood Creek at Muir Beach will continue this summer and fall, after the completion of a successful first phase of work last year.
Honoring Our Community Heroes at the Crissy Field Center, Now in its 10th year (June 1, 2010) Crissy Field Center celebrates its 10th Annual Community Heroes Awards program.
"Green" Seed and Plant Lab Blossoms at the Presidio (May 11, 2010) Opening Seed and Plant Lab Marks First Step Towards New Stewardship and Sustainability Center
San Francisco's Only Overnight Campground Set to Re-open (April 27, 2010) San Francisco's only overnight campsite, the Presidio's Rob Hill Campground, re-opens Saturday, May 1 with a ribbon-cutting and community open house. The campground has been undergoing 20-months of improvements made possible by a $4 million grant from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund.
Lands End Improvements Advance With New Major Gift (April 7, 2010) New Visitor Center and Accessible Trails Will Deepen Public's Connection to Iconic National Park Site
Major Gift Completes Challenge Grant for Presidio Trails (March 25, 2010) Realizing the Vision of the Presidio as a Beautiful National Park For All
Institute at the Golden Gate Unites Diverse Cross-Sector Leaders at Signature Environmental Forum (March 4, 2010) Turning the Tide Returns to Fort Baker April 14-16, 2010 to Explore Creative Solutions to Global Sustainability Issues
Crissy Field Center's "Green" Interim Modulars Showcase Sustainability for Students and Park Visitors (December 9, 2009) Golden Gate National Parks' new modular structures at the interim Crissy Field Center showcase sustainability for students and park visitors.
It's Easy Being Green (October 13, 2009) Sustainable Shopping Ideas for This Holiday Season
Creating Better Parklands (September 17, 2009) Muir Beach Restoration Project
Alcatraz Spokespersons: Biographies (July 27, 2009) Greg Moore has served as the Executive Director of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy since 1985. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit cooperating association that works in partnership with the National Park Service and Presidio Trust to preserve and enhance the Golden Gate National Parks.
Flight of Dedication: Volunteers Devote 25 Years of Service (July 21, 2009) Golden Gate Raptor Observatory Celebrates its 25th Anniversary.
Crissy Field Center is on the Move (June 29, 2009) Crissy Field Center is on the Move
2009 Sumer Service Kick-Off with Youth Service Day on June 25 at Golden Gate Nation Parks (June 18, 2009)
Crissy Field Center Celebrates 2009 Community Heroes (April 30, 2009) Crissy Field Center Marks Its Ninth Year of Celebrating Local Environmental Heroes
"TURNING THE TIDE" FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Institute at the Golden Gate Brings Together Diverse Cross-Sector Leaders to Address Key Environmental Issues (February 26, 2009) "TURNING THE TIDE" FOR THE ENVIRONMENT Institute at the Golden Gate Brings Together Diverse Cross-Sector Leaders to Address Key Environmental Issues
2009 Day of Service: Help Grow Your National Park (January 7, 2009) 2009 Day of Service: Help Grow Your National Park; Answer the call for a national day of service by President-elect Barack Obama on Jan. 19 for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday
Lands End Restoration Moves Full Steam Ahead (October 14, 2008) COMMUNITY CELEBRATES LANDS END TRANSFORMATION Merrie Way Work Complete; Lands End Work Just Begun
Holiday Gift Ideas Abound in the Golden Gate National Parks (September 3, 2008) ARE YOU DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS? Go easy on the planet--and your wallet--this year with eco-friendly gifts
Golden Gate National Parks Celebrates Fort Baker Transformation (July 12, 2008) Landmark National Park Now Home to Cavallo Point Lodge and Institute at the Golden Gate
Community Celebrates Restoration at Mori Point, Coastal National Park Site in Pacifica (April 15, 2008) The spectacular coastal promontory of Mori Point, one of the newest sites in the Golden Gate National Parks, will host a celebration on April 26, 10 am to 1 pm, honoring the ongoing trail work and habitat restoration.
Muir Woods to Celebrate 100 Years as National Monument (December 5, 2007) Muir Woods National Monument, one of the last--and most beloved--stands of old-growth coast redwoods in the world, will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a National Monument on January 9, 2008.
Completely Restored Warming Hut Reopens (December 3, 2007) COMPLETELY RESTORED WARMING HUT REOPENS FOLLOWING FIRE LAST WINTER
Crissy Field Center at the International Conference on Environmental Education (November 26, 2007)
The Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education (ICEE) will be held on November 26-28, 2007, in Ahmedabad, India.
On November 26-28, 2007, members of the Crissy Field Center staff will make a presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education (ICEE) on November 26-28, 2007, in Ahmedabad, India.
Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project (April 23, 2007) When hearing the name Alcatraz, few think of it as a place of beauty or a place where people connected with the land, and found a sense of peace and freedom. But now, thanks to the Alcatraz Historic Gardens Project, this softer side of "The Rock" is being uncovered.
Presidio of San Francisco Receives $15 Million Gift from the Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund (April 11, 2007) Today, the nonprofit Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, with its public agency partners the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service, announced a $15 million gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to continue the transformation of the Presidio into a great national park for all.
Alcatraz for Kids: National Park Service Junior Ranger Program Provides Educational Fun for Young Visitors (April 1, 2007) Alcatraz, San Francisco's world-famous visitor attraction, invites young people to navigate the Island and interact with nature, history and adventure by becoming an Alcatraz Junior Ranger. This free educational program, developed and operated by the National Park Service (NPS), is offered on Alcatraz and at many other national park sites across the United States.
Alcatraz: Making San Francisco History for Generations (March 19, 2007) Most people associate Alcatraz with its legacy as a world-famous former Federal penitentiary, but the Island's history before and after its prison era is equally as memorable. From its inception as a military fortress during the Civil War era, to the revolutionary 18-month occupation by the Indians of All Tribes during the 1960s, to its standing today as one of the country's most popular National Park sites, the history of Alcatraz is fascinating to discover.
Alcatraz Breaks Out! Major Renovation of World-Famous National Park Site (March 19, 2007) Alcatraz, the world-famous former Federal penitentiary and International visitor destination in the center of San Francisco Bay, has just benefited from a multi-million-dollar restoration and renovation that has dramatically transformed and improved the way visitors experience the iconic national park.
Alcatraz: The "Worst of the Worst" -- Doing Hard Time on the Rock (March 19, 2007) SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2007: During its 29 years as the toughest and most feared federal penitentiary in America, Alcatraz was "home" to many of the most notorious criminals and gangsters in U.S. history. Between 1934 and 1963, Alcatraz housed a total of 1,576 inmates; here's a line up of a few who were considered the "worst of the worst."