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A big parks welcome to the new President & CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, Christine Lehnertz!

Chris is an experienced and courageous leader with a distinguished career in the National Park Service, including as superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Chris has proven her commitment to making parks relevant and accessible, and we’re happy to welcome her home to the Bay Area’s national parklands. Read our Q&A with Chris here!
 

California Poppy

Wow wildflowers! Tips for a stunning season

Here's where to go in our parks to see the best wildflowers while minimizing your impact.

Colorful Immigrant Yarn on Instagram

Best photos from the Fort Point installation that's encouraging people to contemplate their own journeys.

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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

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Best wildlife pics

Well hello there: Cameras capture Mt. Tam wildlife up close

These photos from our Wildlife Picture Index cameras are so good, we put them on display in an art show. But you can see them all in one place here.

Events guide

Spring guide: How to get out and enjoy the parks

Marquis Engle is the program director at Up on Top, an after-school and summer program in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
Meet Marquis

National Park spirit growing in SF's Tenderloin

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Discover history: Visit the Alcatraz Park store

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Just for Fun: Personality Quizzes!

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Events

Soil Health Series, Park Academy
Tue, Apr 23 8:00am-1:00pm
Alcatraz
Class/Workshop, Park Academy

Soil Health Series: Composting Methods at Alcatraz Gardens!

Join the very knowledgeable Stephen Andrews (UC Berkeley Professor, specializing in soils) for this next class in his soil series and learn...

Habitat Restoration in Tennessee Valley
Tue, Apr 23 10:00am-2:00pm
Tennessee Valley
Volunteer

Habitat Restoration Team

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

Bobcat
Tue, Apr 23 1:00pm-4:00pm
Class/Workshop, Park Academy, One Tam

One Tam Event: Wildlife Picture Index Workshop

During this event, we will teach you about the Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) and you will participate in the cataloging and identification...