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Press Releases

Adam Bad Wound poses in a suit.

Philanthropy executive brings more than a decade of experience working at environmental nonprofits

October 11, 2022
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy today announced the appointment of Adam Bad Wound as its Chief Development Officer.
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...

Press Coverage

a screenshot of the Peregrine falcon chicks on Alcatraz Island
CBS News

A pair of the fastest birds in the world are nesting on Alcatraz Island in what officials call a "tremendous conservation success" – and you can watch their family blossom live online. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has launched a live stream of the nest.

A video recording capture of a female peregrine falcon peering at four unhatched eggs of varying colors.
San Francisco Chronicle

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy helped equip the new camera on Alcatraz Island to broadcast, Larry, a nickname for mama peregrine falcon Lawrencium, and her four fluffy peregrine falcon chicks in a protected cave on the island. 

Side-by-side photos two peregrine falcons, male on left and female on right.
San Jose Mercury News

Biologists from the National Park Service have turned on a live streaming public web camera featuring “Larry,” a 6-year-old peregrine falcon who built a nest several years ago on the famed 22-acre island in San Francisco Bay that was once was home to America’s toughest federal prison. The camera was set up with the help of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. 

Pink Full Moon at the Presidio Tunnel Tops
KTVU

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy hosted the second annual Parks4All: Pink Full Moon Stroll—a one-of-a-kind pink-out party under April's Pink Full Moon at Presidio Tunnel Tops.

The Alcatraz Historic Gardens with the Rock's famed water tower in the background.
SF Gate

In partnership with the Insight Garden Program, and with the assistance Shelagh Fritz, senior program manager at the Parks Conservancy, NPS Ranger Oliver Goodman has begun a new gardening program with the incarcerated women at Central California Women’s Facility.