Press Coverage

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is in the news! Read the latest coverage about the Parks Conservancy and our work below. Check out our Press Room for press releases and more about the Parks Conservancy, or contact us directly at media@parksconservancy.org.

Christine Lehnertz, president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, stood at Black Point Historic Gardens in Fort Mason December 10
Bay Area Reporter

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Parks Conservancy's founding, the Bay Area Reporter chatted with Parks Conservancy CEO Chris Lehnertz.

Sunlight peeks between the palm trees
San Francisco Chronicle

The two-year, $20 million China Beach project is the marquee improvement planned as part of the 50th anniversary of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s founding.

Marin Independent Journal

Nearly a decade in the making, the $7 million National Park Service project on Hawk Hill is restoring the former World War II gun batteries and Cold War radar pads and converting them into lookouts and paths for bicyclists, hikers and raptor researchers alike.

Secretary Haaland addressing the press on Alcatraz Island.
San Francisco Chronicle

U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native American to serve as a U.S. Cabinet secretary, visited Alcatraz Island to highlight the progress made over the past five decades by Indigenous peoples.

Muir Beach
Lonely Planet

It’s not technically a national park, but Golden Gate National Recreation Area is doing such cool accessibility work – and has so many beautiful and interesting things to see – that it’s worth mentioning to put on your vacation bucket list. 

With advanced notice, beach wheelchairs are available on-site at...

An image of a walking path in the midst of a tiered garden.
SF Gate

More than one acre of land, the Black Point Historic Gardens, connecting Aquatic Park to Fort Mason, will open Aug. 25, allowing visitors to walk among the newly landscaped terraced gardens, enjoy a new vista and hopefully learn a bit of San Francisco history along the way. 

Habitat restoration volunteers work on Alta Ridge
Telemundo 48

Dr. Lisette Arellano, Community Science Program Manager at One Tam, talks about monarch butterflies, climate change, and conservation on Crisis Climática.

boardwalk to a Muir Beach overlook
Forbes

There are close to 50 million regular hikers in the U.S. The Forest Service reports more than 165 million visitors to National Forests and that more than 40% of visitors hike or walk on forest trails. Pristine beaches, panoramic views, and hiking trails are all nestled within the 75,000-acre Golden Gate National...

Sunset over salt marsh, Crissy Field
Lonely Planet

Crissy Field is a military airstrip turned waterfront nature preserve with knockout Golden Gate views. Where military planes once zoomed in for landings, bird-watchers now huddle in the quiet rushes of a reclaimed tidal marsh.

children looking at a storyboard and pointing
KALW Local Public Radio

Jennifer Greene, Director of Community Engagement and Partnerships, joins a panel on Your Call on KALW for a discussion on fun activities for kids, teens, families and adults throughout the Bay Area this summer. Free city nature walks, activities at our state and national parks, and free events happening at our local...

China Beach
Heal the Bay

Ocean Beach and China Beach made the 2021 Heal the Bay "Honor Roll," a list of 35 out of 500 California beaches that scored a perfect water quality ranking through every season and condition in a full calendar year.

Small reddish-brown butterfly resting on a leaf

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program has been keeping tabs on San Bruno elfins at Milagra Ridge since 1999.