Baby foxes in Muir Woods

PARK WILDLIFE ENCOUNTER?

East Beach at Crissy Field

CRISSY FIELD'S NEXT CHAPTER

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

Observing raptors from the top of Hawk Hill

FIND A NEW MOUNTAIN

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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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Watch: TV special all about these parks!

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Events

Fri, Feb 21 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...

Fri, Feb 21 9:00am-12:00pm
Presidio of San Francisco
Volunteer

Presidio Forest Stewards

Help tend to the health of the Presidio’s historic forests.

Nike Missle Site Volunteers
Fri, Feb 21 9:30am-12:30pm
Marin Headlands
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Marin Historic Landscape and Maintenance: Nike Missile Site

Help restore and maintain the historic Nike Missile Site in the Marin Headlands.