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Browse the latest press coverage, press releases and announcements, videos and photo galleries from the Parks Conservancy below.

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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

An artistically crafted bench at Presidio Tunnel Tops sits before the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the background.
Travel + Leisure

San Francisco's urban national park unit recently gained 14 acres with the opening of the Presidio Tunnel Tops, a green space designed by James Corner Field Operations, the lead firm for New York City’s High Line, which incorporated input from more than 10,000 residents with the help of the Parks Conservancy.

NPS Park Ranger gives a presentation to visitors at the Presidio Campfire Circle
San Francisco Chronicle

Two dozen parks have opened in San Francisco since 2020, including what The Chronicle calls "the spectacular Presidio Tunnel Tops," a triumph of imagination and generosity of Bay Area donors. Tunnel Tops cost $118 million — $98 million of which was raised by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Hawk Hill
Nature's Archive

Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory--a long-term, community-science program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in cooperation with the National Park Service--tells us all about their hawk count and banding operation, as well as some of the fascinating projects and partners that connect to this community science effort.

A commemorative plaque at the Tunnel Tops Campfire Circle honors the donors who made the park possible.
National Geographic

For an inspiring, all-ages journey, gather around a campfire with Golden Gate views at Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francisco. 

Shelagh Fritz tends to garden beds on Alcatraz Island.
San Francisco Chronicle

Shelagh Fritz’s primary job is curating and preserving the Alcatraz garden as it was planted decades ago. She identifies plants in photographs and researches them through a lens of sustainability. She enjoys combining research with being on the ground and doing the work.