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Press Releases

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.
Biking at Crissy Field
October 4, 2018
The National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust launched the public engagement process for a multi-year effort to revitalize the Crissy Field area of the Presidio.

Press Coverage

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.

Photo Galleries