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Read our archive of selected press coverage about the Parks Conservancy.

Park Ranger in The Portal
Outside Magazine

Skip the masses at popular vistas and landmarks, and opt for these nearby (empty!) locales instead

San Francisco Chronicle

Greg Moore took the helm of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in 1985 with three employees and no clear purpose beyond helping raise money for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In May 2019, he stepped down as CEO of an organization with a $56 million budget and a...

San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

Sarah Shroud was one of three hikers arrested by Iranian authorities in 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and unknowingly crossing into Iran. Shourd was held in solitary for 410 days. In 2016, she presented the first iteration of “The Box.” Now she is staging it on Alcatraz Island for two sold-out...

Backpacker Magazine

Greater San Francisco’s most valuable treasure is its 80,000-acre necklace of wildflower-spotted hills, miles-long beaches, and oceanside bluffs. Stretching from Tomales Bay in the north to the redwood groves southwest of the Bay, with the Golden Gate Bridge smack in the middle. See butterflies, redwoods, whales, and some of the most beautiful coastline any major metro area has to offer.

San Francisco Chronicle

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which extends from the San Francisco Peninsula into the North Bay and encompasses Alcatraz Island, received 15.2 million visitors last year, making it the most visited national park site in America. 

Outside Magazine

Drive north over the Golden Gate Bridge and you can pitch a tent at Kirby Cove (from $30) in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. To reach your campsite, walk a mile down a steep path to a bluff overlooking the ocean with awesome views of the city. The old-growth redwoods of Muir...

Outside Magazine

Health companies want to reward you for going outside. Spending time in nature is increasingly considered legitimate medicine, and doctors and insurance carriers are treating it as such. 

San Francisco Chronicle

The former embattled superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has been named to head the nonprofit organization that supports and provides funds to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Associated Press

The former superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park, is taking a new job in San Francisco.

San Francisco Chronicle

“The Immigrant Yarn Project,” which identifies itself as “the largest work of crowdsourced art in the country,” is on the second level of Fort Point until May 19, free and welcoming visitors every weekend, Friday to Sunday. The project displays works of art knitted and crocheted by more than 600...

Vacation Idea Dream Vacation Magazine

A short drive (or ferry ride) out of San Francisco will take you to some of the most magnificent parks in the area: Alcatraz Island, Alcatraz Gardens, Muir Woods National Monument, Stinson Beach, Marin Headlands, and many more.

Curbed San Francisco

Ground-penetrating radar uncovers remains of 19th-century fort beneath prison yard