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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. Meet Chris here!
 

Spring guide: Get out and enjoy the parks!

From wildflower walks to art projects in familiar places, our picks for the best of the spring.

bobcat on mount tam

Well hello there: Best shots of wildlife up close

These photos are so good, we're putting them on display in an art show. But you can see them first here.

Featured Events

You Can Ensure That Our Parks Will Always Welcome All

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

People wander around a huge sculpture of a blue whale, with the San Francisco skyline in the distance
Blue Whale photos

We'll miss you, Big Blue Whale

It was an incredible run with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Blue Whale at Crissy Field. See some of our favorite shots you posted on social media of the thought-provoking art piece.

Personal stories

Stunning 'Future IDs at Alcatraz'

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

Alcatraz Island Park Store
Visit the Alcatraz Park store

Discover history: Visit the Alcatraz Park store

Soaring red-tailed hawk
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Just for Fun: Personality Quizzes!

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Park Stories

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Presidio Volunteer
Thu, Apr 18 9:00am-12:00pm
Presidio of San Francisco
Volunteer

Presidio Garden and Sustainability Stewards

Help enhance the Presidio’s historic gardens and grounds, as well as support the park efforts to become a model of environmental...

Golden Gate Maintenance Volunteers
Thu, Apr 18 9:00am-12:00pm
Lands End
Volunteer

Golden Gate Historic and Landscape Maintenance - Presidio Shore

Help with vegetation management and site improvements at Sutro Heights and along the San Francisco shoreline.

Thu, Apr 18 1:00pm-4:00pm
Presidio of San Francisco
Volunteer

Park Stewardship San Francisco - Presidio Coastal Bluffs

Become a Park Steward and help restore unique San Francisco coastal habitat.