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Press Releases

August 28, 2012
With the holiday season just around the corner, bring your gift giving closer to the places we all love—our national parks and landmarks—by shopping locally.
Battery East Vista, Golden Gate Bridge
August 7, 2012
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy announced a $1 million grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation to revitalize the vicinity of the historic Battery East in the Presidio.
Fireworks Over the Golden Gate Bridge
May 16, 2012
Marking the official 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, tens of thousands of participants are expected at the Golden Gate Festival on Sunday, May 27, 2012.
The outside of Lands End Lookout at sunset
April 28, 2012
The new 4,150 square foot “green” visitor center sits directly above the former Sutro Baths at the northwest edge of the City, and features a museum store, café, and educational and interpretive exhibits highlighting the natural landscape and cultural history of this remarkable site.
Crissy Field Center
February 14, 2012
The Crissy Field Center is unveiling the final pieces to its suite of sustainable technologies: five state-of-the-art wind turbines and an electric car charging station.

Press Coverage

Marin Independent Journal

An installation along a popular Southern Marin path aims to combine reading and outdoor fun while stoking discussion about climate change and preservation.

Bay Nature

America’s national parks are often imagined as faraway destinations for special vacations. We’ve set aside places like Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone as getaways unrivaled in majesty and glory. I worked in many of these parks during my 12 years with the National Park Service and have often reflected on President Franklin Roosevelt’s reminder that the fundamental idea behind national parks is “the enrichment of the lives of all of us.”

PBS NewsHour

As rates of chronic disease among children have skyrocketed over the past few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond the clinic. Sometimes that means actually prescribing time outside. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oakland on the medical evidence that indicates escaping modern urban life, even temporarily, can yield health dividends.

Alcatraz, known as the Rock, was once among America’s most fearsome prisons, cut off from the free world on a windswept island in San Francisco Bay. Today it is a national park, visited by 1.4m tourists a year, who amble around the famous cellblocks and take selfies against the bars. Until October, if they venture to a derelict building on the island’s north side, they will also encounter giant images of serving and former prisoners.

San Francisco Chronicle

Piano chords broke through the roaring wind at Fort Point in San Francisco on Friday as Karl Reichstetter performed a spur-of-the-moment rooftop rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay” for an audience of two.