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Press Releases

Lands End overlook
October 14, 2008
Lands End— historic place of steam trains, recreation, and scenic beauty—will unveil its newly rehabilitated Merrie Way overlook, trailhead, and parking area to the public on Saturday, October 18, 2008.
Warming Hut
September 3, 2008
Go easy on the planet—and your wallet—this year with eco-friendly gifts.
Fort Baker
July 12, 2008
A ceremony on June 14, 2008, at Fort Baker will tie an historic past to a brilliant new future and mark a milestone for California and the National Park Service.
Mori Point
April 15, 2008
The spectacular coastal promontory of Mori Point, one of the newest sites in the Golden Gate National Parks, will host a celebration on April 26, 10 am to 1 pm, honoring the ongoing trail work and habitat restoration.
December 5, 2007
The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are proud to be organizing a year-long commemoration of Muir Woods’ Centennial Year.

Press Coverage

Los Angeles Times

Alcatraz beat out the Golden Gate Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty to be selected the No. 1 landmark in the U.S. in TripAdvisor's recent Travelers' Choice awards.

Mashable

Get an inside look at the penitentiaries and reformatories that once held inmates, have become increasingly popular tourist attractions.

Boston Globe

Alcatraz derives from the name Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala gave to one of the three islands in San Francisco Bay, “Alcatraces,” probably referring to the “strange birds” or “pelicans” he saw on it. Its strange name (its meaning still debated) is appropriate, given The Rock’s unique history as a federal penitentiary, but as our guide noted, some of the island’s truly unique artifacts are its gardens and the stories behind them.

Examiner.com

In what many consider the hottest ticket in the art world, China’s best known dissident, artist Ai Weiwei, has created a series of works on the former prison island of Alcatraz in the San Francisco Bay.

Stuff, Entertainment. New Zealand

Alcatraz is perhaps the world's most famous prison. And Ai Weiwei is arguably China's best known artist. Now they have come together in a viscerally powerful show in the notorious former jail.