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Press Releases

Ai Weiwei, Trace 2014 (New Industries Building, Alcatraz)
December 3, 2013
America’s most infamous island to serve as site and inspiration for new sculpture, multimedia, and sound works exploring individual and creative freedom.
I-Yel group shot, Crissy Field Center
September 27, 2013
A gift of $25 million from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy will lead the way for park enhancements at the very heart of the Presidio.
September 17, 2013
The Parks Conservancy has submitted its proposal for a new cultural center on the former Commissary site (currently Sports Basement) on Crissy Field.
July 24, 2013
The community is invited to learn more and offer feedback on the proposed new cultural center at the former commissary site at Crissy Field.
June 18, 2013
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy presented its vision for the Presidio Exchange (PX) at Crissy Field to a packed house in the Presidio on June 17, 2013, the first opportunity for public input and feedback on the best use of the former Commissary site in the Golden Gate National Parks.

Press Coverage

San Francisco Chronicle

Greg Moore took the helm of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in 1985 with three employees and no clear purpose beyond helping raise money for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. In May 2019, he stepped down as CEO of an organization with a $56 million budget and a...

San Francisco Chronicle Datebook

Sarah Shroud was one of three hikers arrested by Iranian authorities in 2009 while hiking in Iraqi Kurdistan and unknowingly crossing into Iran. Shourd was held in solitary for 410 days. In 2016, she presented the first iteration of “The Box.” Now she is staging it on Alcatraz Island for two sold-out...

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...