The Golden Gate Bridge seen from Fort Baker.

OUR BEAUTIFUL BRIDGE

Park stewardship at Mori Point, gardener holding plants

BE A PARK HERO

Inspiring Young Emerging Leaders (I-YEL) program participants.

WHERE YOUTH BECOME LEADERS

East Beach at Crissy Field

CRISSY FIELD'S NEXT CHAPTER

Observing raptors from the top of Hawk Hill

FIND A NEW MOUNTAIN

Baby foxes in Muir Woods

PARK WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER?

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When winter turns to spring, we look forward to all the wonderful wildflowers that will soon be popping up in the parks!

Want to wildflower with us? Check out upcoming events and info here, or start with general tips and tricks for finding them in our parks. Go deeper by reading this article on why wildflowers are so key to the health of the parks, or find out which wildflower matches up with your zodiac sign! Happy colorful wildflower days ahead!

Four hikers trek down the SCA Trail in the Marin Headlands with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.

Trails with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Our insider picks for the best trails that offer breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Green sweat bee (Agapostemon texanus) on flower

This One Tam bee study could only happen here

Bee-lieve it! Find out why this critical work helped bring a mountain together.

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YOU CAN ENSURE THAT OUR PARKS WILL ALWAYS WELCOME ALL

More than ever, we need public lands where communities can come together.

View of wind turbines and solar panels from atop an Alcatraz cruises boat.
Carbon-free

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is now carbon-neutral. Here's what that means.

A full year ahead of schedule, the park is using 100 percent renewable electricity and taking other steps to help the environment. But real change goes even deeper. Read on to learn more.

Walking up to the Alcatraz Cellhouse.
Special offer

How to score free Alcatraz tickets and elevate your date!

Andy Goldsworthy’s installation Tree Fall
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Hidden gems to discover in our parks

San Francisco Critter Socks Collection.
Critter Socks

These special socks celebrate SF wildlife

Cloud hovers over the Golden Gate Bridge
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Events

Volunteers Working in Black Point Historic Gardens
Tue, Feb 25 9:00am-12:00pm
Fort Mason
Volunteer

Black Point Historic Gardens

Help us restore the long-neglected gardens of East Black Point, a spectacular park site tucked away above the bustling San Francisco...

Habitat Restoration in Tennessee Valley
Tue, Feb 25 10:00am-2:00pm
Tennessee Valley
Volunteer

Habitat Restoration Team

Help restore and protect critical natural areas from the Marin Headlands to Bolinas Ridge.

Wed, Feb 26 8:00am-12:00pm
Alcatraz
Volunteer

Alcatraz Historic Gardens

Help restore and maintain gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents—add life, color, and vibrancy to the Rock...