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Press Releases

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

14 Acres of Views, Trails, Picnic Sites, and Nature Play Spaces Coming to San Francisco’s National Park Site

March 30, 2022
The most anticipated visitor attraction ever planned for the Presidio of San Francisco – Presidio Tunnel Tops – now has an official opening date. The new national park destination welcomes all visitors starting Sunday, July 17, 2022 , revealing a spectacular “must see” San Francisco attraction for Bay Area locals and visitors from around the world.
Katherine Toy in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Executive Katherine Toy named first-ever Deputy Secretary for Access at the California Natural Resources Agency

December 9, 2021
This month, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Katherine Toy to a newly created role in his administration, Deputy Secretary for Access in the Department of Natural Resources for the state of California.
August 25, 2021
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service today commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Parks Conservancy and the 105th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service with the unveiling of a several year rehabilitation of a previously closed and grown over historic garden on the bluff of historic Fort Mason, Black Point historic gardens.

Making people’s lives better through coffee at one of the world’s most iconic & visited sites

June 28, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 24, 2021 -- As the Bay Area re-emerges & re-assesses what matters most, Equator’s refresh of the historic Round House Cafe will offer a renewed outlook at one of the most historic crossroads in the world. With a spectacular vantage point of the Golden Gate...
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.

Press Coverage

Sunlight shines through canopy at Muir Woods
San Francisco Chronicle

"One of the small natural miracles in this part of the world is just an autumn rainstorm away." As part of Redwood Renewal at Muir Woods, the National Park Service (NPS) and its partners are helping undo the damage of the past and restore habitat for the federally endangered coho salmon.

Tree canopy showing gaps that let light in.
KneeDeep Times

The Marin Regional Forest Health Strategy is the latest in a series of studies going back to One Tam’s Peak Health inventory of 2016, and the first to look beyond the greater Mount Tamalpais area to cover the entirety of Marin, including private lands. KneeDeep Times, "the Bay Area's climate resilience magazine," investigates.

Jolene Babyak stands on the parade grounds on Alcatraz Island in front of reporters.
NBC Bay Area

October 26, 2023 marked 50 years of tourists visiting Alcatraz Island, the notorious former maximum security federal prison-turned-national park. NBC Bay Area got an insider's vantage point from Jolene Babyak, a Bay Area author who was raised on the island while her father worked at the prison.

The Alcatraz Historic Gardens with the Power Plant seen in the background.

The former federal prison at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay marks 50 years as part of the National Park System on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

John Cantwell talks to reporters on Alcatraz Island.
New York Times

To mark 50 years of Alcatraz Island being opened to the public, the National Park Service with the Parks Conservancy and Alcatraz City Cruises hosted a celebration on the island.