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Press Releases

2009 Turning the Tide
February 26, 2009
An extraordinary gathering of environmentalists, Nobel Laureates, CEOs, philanthropists, venture capitalists, scientists, social entrepreneurs, youth activists and other leaders in their fields will come together at the gateway to the Pacific Rim April 2-3, 2009.
Volunteers at work
January 7, 2009
Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks at your doorstep. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day and an opportunity for people to give back to the park sites we all love and cherish.
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.

Press Coverage

Backpacker Magazine

Greater San Francisco’s most valuable treasure is its 80,000-acre necklace of wildflower-spotted hills, miles-long beaches, and oceanside bluffs. Stretching from Tomales Bay in the north to the redwood groves southwest of the Bay, with the Golden Gate Bridge smack in the middle. See butterflies, redwoods, whales, and some of the most beautiful coastline any major metro area has to offer.

San Francisco Chronicle

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which extends from the San Francisco Peninsula into the North Bay and encompasses Alcatraz Island, received 15.2 million visitors last year, making it the most visited national park site in America. 

Outside Magazine

Drive north over the Golden Gate Bridge and you can pitch a tent at Kirby Cove (from $30) in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. To reach your campsite, walk a mile down a steep path to a bluff overlooking the ocean with awesome views of the city. The old-growth redwoods of Muir...

Outside Magazine

Health companies want to reward you for going outside. Spending time in nature is increasingly considered legitimate medicine, and doctors and insurance carriers are treating it as such. 

San Francisco Chronicle

The former embattled superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park has been named to head the nonprofit organization that supports and provides funds to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.