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Press Releases

January 17, 2014
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has submitted supplemental materials to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors, elaborating on the programming opportunities and public appeal of the Presidio Exchange.
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.

Press Coverage

KQED

"There's less people around, so you can kind of enjoy San Francisco almost like a local," said Santos, standing in line for the Alcatraz ferry on her third visit to the city. "It's a little bit refreshing, actually."

National Geographic

Here’s how a desolate rock in the middle of San Francisco Bay became a tourist hotspot—and horticultural haven.

San Jose Mercury News

The move comes after the National Park Service, which owns Alcatraz, has been steadily reopening other national parks, including Yosemite, Muir Woods, Sequoia-Kings Canyon, Pinnacles and others, often with reduced visitation and closed visitor centers.

San Francisco Chronicle

Two peregrine falcons are doing what few creatures in history have decided to do — take up residence on Alcatraz by choice and start a family. The falcons enjoy the fabled prison site so much they built themselves a nest on the west side of the island — believed to...

NBC Bay Area

"It’s an escape from what’s going on out in the world," said Muir Woods visitor Barbi Martinez. "But it’s also a reminder that there’s beauty."