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.

Trail at Hawk Hill
Audubon Magazine

Through the Parks Conservancy's Migratory Story program, Francis Taroc and his team visit classrooms to teach youth about raptor anatomy and migration, connecting biology lessons to immigrant experiences. 

Rendering of a cliff walk at Presidio Tunnel Tops opening July 2022.
Lonely Planet

The Presidio Tunnel Tops, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is a brand-new outdoor space in the historic Presidio neighborhood, created by the designers of New York’s High Line.

In progress shot of the Presidio Tunnel Tops with the Golden Gate Bridge visible in the background.
San Francisco Business Times

More than three decades since early visions for the redevelopment of Doyle Drive, cutting through the heart of the Presidio, the 14-acre national park site known as the Tunnel Tops has a firm opening date for the public: Sunday, July 17.

Rendering of Presidio Tunnel Tops
San Francisco Chronicle

Presidio Tunnel Tops, the long-awaited public park connecting the Main Post at the Presidio of San Francisco to Crissy Field and the Bayfront, will open on July 17. 

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...

A hawkwatcher scans the eastern skies for raptors
San Francisco Chronicle

“Raptors are a gateway drug into bird-watching,” Allen Fish, Director of the Parks Conservancy's Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, said, explaining his 40-year obsession with birds of prey. “And bird-watching is a gateway drug into giving a damn about the environment.”

Press interview NPS and Parks Conservancy staff at the opening of Black Point historic gardens.
NBC Bay Area

For the first time in 100 years, Black Point Historic Gardens are open to the public. Military families planted the garden years ago, and now volunteers and National Park Service staff have restored it.

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.