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Gateways Magazine

Our member magazine includes stunning photography from your favorite park sites, in-depth stories of people in parks, news on park projects and community science opportunities, and much more! 

Hiking with dog
Article
Looking for a prime spot to take your pup? Check out our top picks for Rex-reation!
Before-and-after images crissy field
Park E-Ventures Article
Remember when Crissy Field was a barren parking lot with tumbleweeds rolling through? Interactive sliders show just how much it’s changed for the better, as we look to the future with Crissy Field Next. Play around with the before and after images to see the change.
High schoolers from around the Bay Area participated in the LINC outdoor leadership program in summer 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
These 40 high schoolers spent the summer in the Golden Gate National Parks through our intensive LINC youth leadership program. Here, in their own words, is their adventure.
It's been almost 20 years since Crissy Field was transformed into the beloved parklands we know today. Now, we look to what's next.
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Almost 20 years ago, Crissy Field underwent a major transformation from parking lot to beloved park. Today, parts of the park are in need of repair and rehabilitation, while other areas hold potential not yet realized. Help its future take flight by participating in the Crissy Field Next project!
Former Alcatraz guard Jim Albright speaks at the final Alcatraz reunion on August 12, 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
Several former guards and other Alcatraz residents embodied the living history of the island at the last formal reunion of the Alcatraz Alumni Association. But the stories of Alcatraz residents will still be told.
Crissy Field Naturalization Ceremony
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In a special ceremony at Crissy Field, 32 young people were honored as new U.S. citizens and the next generation of public lands and public library users. They heard from author Dave Eggers, who said “this country’s greatness depends on you."
Ocean Beach at sunset
Article
Be among the first to own the newest iconic Golden Gate National Parks image, as Ocean Beach gets the Michael Schwab design treatment. The image is the 21st in the series, and highlights the serene waves and coastal colors of the popular spot.
Golden Gate Bridge with Fort Point Beer from Trail Mixer
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Radhaus, the sparkling Fort Mason beer hall, isn't the only spot in the Golden Gate National Parks to grab a beer and soak in the bridge view. Check out some of our picks for the best spots to enjoy the happiest of hours in our parks.
Electric bike share is now available at the Presidio via JUMP Bikes
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You might have heard the buzz: electric bike share has arrived at the Presidio! The Presidio is the first national park in the West to offer electric bike share.
Searching for migrating hawks
Park E-Ventures Article
Everywhere other than the Bay Area, fall signals lightweight jackets, waning sunlight, and foliage going into seasonal slumber. Here in our country of California, fall is “Summer: The Sequel,” an action-packed thriller filled with events in your Golden Gate National Parks. Snag your pumpkin-spice latte (it is fall, after all)...
Batteries to Bluffs Trail, Golden Gate Bridge
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The iconic span that bridges the Golden Gate Strait can be enjoyed from many points throughout San Francisco and Marin County.
Former Alcatraz guard George DeVincenzi and other alumni participate in a reunion on the island in 2015.
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A chapter of San Francisco history will come to a close on Alcatraz Island as members of the Alcatraz Alumni Association will gather for the final official reunion on the Rock. But their stories will continue to be told.