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Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House speaks during the National Park Service-Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the revitalization of Crissy Field on May

Once an army airfield, Crissy Field was transformed in 2001 into a one of the most popular outdoor spaces in San Francisco

May 6, 2021
Today, the National Park Service - Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy commemorated the 20th anniversary of the revitalization of Crissy Field with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House.
Katherine Toy

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Executive Katherine Toy Appointed to California State Park and Recreation Commission

May 20, 2020
California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Katherine Toy, Executive Vice President of Partnerships and Programs at the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, to the State Park and Recreation Commission.
Warming Hut and the Golden Gate Bridge

Visitors to enjoy refreshed park stores and welcoming meeting spots

January 17, 2020
After much thought and careful consideration, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy made the difficult decision to close our kitchen operations and the cafes that serve visitors and community members at the Warming Hut on Crissy Field and the Round House, located in the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza.
Chris Lehnertz

Respected National Parks Leader Takes the Helm at Acclaimed Bay Area Nonprofit

April 17, 2019
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Board of Trustees today announced its selection of Christine S. Lehnertz as the organization’s new President & CEO.
Pole surrounded by a knitted American flag at Fort Point National Historic Site

Over 600 Contributors Across the Nation Join Together to Honor our Shared Immigrant Heritage

February 27, 2019
The Immigrant Yarn Project features knitted and crocheted pieces of yarn made by over 600 contributors from across the country representing generations of immigrants from every corner of the world.

Press Coverage

a group of masked visitors disembark from a ship onto Alcatraz
SF Gate

Almost 150 people braved the cold and boarded the first ferry in more than three months to visit Alcatraz on the morning of March 15.

They would be the first visitors in a year to enter the cellblock, the main attraction on a trip to the rock.

San Francisco Chronicle

Alcatraz, the historic island prison off San Francisco, opened up Monday for a limited number of indoor tours, which had been off-limits for more than a year due to the pandemic.

A park ranger walks in a green field on a clear day. The blue sky is visible behind rolling hills.
Marin Independent Journal

The National Park Service, Marin County Parks and community partners including One Tam and the Golden Gate National Park Conservancy will be leading a variety of projects throughout Marin County this spring and fall aiming to bring western monarch butterflies back from the brink of possible extinction.

San Francisco Chronicle

“Seeing the return of natural landscapes is a very inspiring thing,” said Christine Lehnertz, president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which has worked to bring these and other projects in the Presidio to pass. “One piece at a time adds up to so much more.”

KQED

The Rock's is full of unexpected finds, among them is a rare and tenacious rose. And this rose has a remarkable story.