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Press Releases

Healthy Parks Healthy People
April 7, 2011
National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis today announced a major new service-wide Healthy Foods Strategy, to provide healthy food options to all national park visitors.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
March 31, 2011
The connection between parks, public lands and health takes the national spotlight next week as National Park Service (NPS) Director Jon Jarvis hosts a cross-sector Healthy Parks Healthy People US forum in the Golden Gate National Parks.
Healthy Parks Healthy People
November 2, 2010
Environmentalist, educator, 350.org co-founder and author Bill McKibben will be at Fort Baker in the Golden Gate National Parks on Sunday, November 7, 2010, to discuss “Food for the Parks,” the latest environmental initiative of the Institute at the Golden Gate.
Warming Hut
September 1, 2010
Why worry about the impact on the environment if you can’t do something substantial for your loved ones—and the planet—this year?
Park Perscription day at Crissy Fields Center
August 27, 2010
The Institute at the Golden Gate takes its message to “connect, collaborate, inspire and act” to the national stage next week as a cross-sector coalition of physicians, environmentalists, park managers, health insurers, government officials and youth leaders gather in Chicago to advance the growing Park Prescriptions movement.

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...