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Press Releases

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.
I-Yel group shot, Crissy Field Center
July 12, 2011
Crissy Field Center marks first decade of connecting communities with their national parks with release of its 10-year report, and celebration of two recent national awards.
Crissy Field view
May 12, 2011
Crissy Field and the Crissy Field Center celebrate 10 years of connecting communities with their national parks.

Press Coverage

Kids at play on the climbing wall of The Outpost at Presidio Tunnel Tops.
CBS News

The brand new Presidio Tunnel Tops park opened to the public Sunday morning on July 17 and the reaction was thoroughly positive. John Ramos reports.

Christine Lehnertz, president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, speaks at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Presidio Tunnel Tops.
San Francisco Chronicle

Chris Lehnertz, the president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, explained that the 14 acres of new park was made possible through the support of many San Francisco philanthropists, in what was one of the largest fundraising campaigns for public open space in the city’s history — raising $98 million of the park’s $118 million budget.

Tunnel Tops picnic benches and tables, a perfect place for lunch at the parks
Bay Nature

“When the Highway separated that area, it really created an ecological disconnect,” says Lew Stringer, Presidio naturalist and consultant on the flora for Tunnel Tops. “We want these plants to create an inviting landscape that will feel like a gorgeous garden.”

Presidio Tunnel Tops Opening Day Ribbon Cutting Committee.
NBC Bay Area

"When they come to the Presidio Tunnel Tops," said Chris Lehnertz, President of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, "they’re just going to see the grand connection that all of this makes for parklands." 

A commemorative plaque at the Tunnel Tops Campfire Circle honors the donors who made the park possible.
Marin Independent Journal

“Once every couple of generations, you get to do a project like this,” said Christine Lehnertz, executive director of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. The conservancy is a nonprofit partner with the National Park Service that raised $98 million in donations for the $118 million project.