Press Coverage

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

Park Ranger in The Portal
KRON 4 News

Following a 71-hour closure of the roads connecting the Golden Gate Bridge with the Marina District, the Presidio Parkway opened to traffic Sunday night and will soon be transformed into the city’s newest parklands by the designers who created New York City’s elevated High Line park.

NBC Bay Area

A newly restored Guardhouse Complex on Alcatraz Island was revealed on Tuesday, showing off the National Park Service's $3 million improvements.

FOX News

After more than a year of work, the National Park Service on Wednesday pulled the tarps off upgrades at Alcatraz, showing off $3 million in improvements to the sally port, guardhouse, library, schoolhouse and other historic areas.

Open Road with Doug McConnell, NBC Bay Area

Spend a night on the Rock with volunteer photographers capturing its history and mystery.

Marin Independent Journal

The historic Round House building at the Golden Gate Bridge will soon re-open as a cafe, closer to its original use when it opened 77 years ago.

Los Angeles Times

Alcatraz beat out the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty to be selected the No. 1 landmark in the U.S. in TripAdvisor's recent Travelers' Choice awards.

Mashable

Get an inside look at the penitentiaries and reformatories that once held inmates, have become increasingly popular tourist attractions.

Boston Globe

Alcatraz derives from the name Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala gave to one of the three islands in San Francisco Bay, “Alcatraces,” probably referring to the “strange birds” or “pelicans” he saw on it. Its strange name (its meaning still debated) is appropriate, given The Rock’s unique history as a federal penitentiary, but as our guide noted, some of the island’s truly unique artifacts are its gardens and the stories behind them.

Examiner.com

In what many consider the hottest ticket in the art world, China’s best known dissident, artist Ai Weiwei, has created a series of works on the former prison island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay.

Stuff, Entertainment. New Zealand

Alcatraz is perhaps the world's most famous prison. And Ai Weiwei is arguably China's best known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.

The Daily Star. Lebanon

Alcatraz is perhaps the world’s most famous prison. Ai Weiwei is arguably China’s best-known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.

Bay Area Reporter

An exhibition marrying the work of Ai Weiwei, the world-famous Chinese political dissident artist, and Alcatraz, the notorious federal "ghost" prison with spectacular vistas of San Francisco Bay.