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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

A sunset view overlooking Lands End, the ruins of Sutro Baths, and the ocean.
The San Francisco Standard

Sutro Lands End Partners, LLC has been awarded a 20-year lease for the former Cliff House restaurant space, which is inside Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The partners will revive the space as well as the café inside the Lands End Visitors Center operated by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Fog rolling over forest at Mount Tamalpais
The Mercury News

A task force commissioned by Gov. Newsom has unveiled a new online tool that it says will provide a first-of-its-kind map showing all forest and fire prevention work completed in California. 

“The dashboard that the task force has developed is very much in line with the types of tools we’ve been developing regionally to support cross-jurisdictional and landscape-level projects,” Danny Franco, senior project manager with the Parks Conservancy, said.

Nicki Phelps stands on Alcatraz Island with a view of San Francisco behind her.
National Park Service

Nicki Phelps, Vice President of Visitor Programs and Services at the Parks Conservancy, was the recepient of the 2022 James V. Murfin Award for Cooperating Associations and Partnerships which recognizes individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to improve and strengthen the 100-year partnership between the National Park Service and cooperating associations.

Fern Creek Trail
SF Gate

The main entrance to Muir Woods, which features the Muir Woods Visitor Center, is on Muir Woods Road — a winding road down to the valley floor from Panoramic Highway above. While you do need a Muir Woods parking reservation if you want to park your car in the lot at the entrance, you don't need a reservation to actually enter Muir Woods. 

Staff and volunteers at the Presidio Native Plant Nursery.
ABC 7

At the Presidio Nursery, Parks Conservancy staff raise trees and other native plants from samples collected in the Presidio. When they grow, these plants provide natural habitat for local pollinators, making it possible for more insects to thrive and birds to nest, making the Presidio's ecosystem more resilient to climate change.