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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

Crissy Field view
May 12, 2011
Crissy Field and the Crissy Field Center celebrate 10 years of connecting communities with their national parks.
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?

Press Coverage

Parks Conservancy CEO Chris Lehnertz with Randi Fisher, Mark Perry, and Mauree Jane Perry
Nob Hill Gazette

This headline was too easy. After all, the 14-acre Presidio Tunnel Tops, which opened on July 17, was three arduous decades in the making. How did a wrecked roadway — structurally compromised by the Loma Prieta earthquake — become a prodigious park?

Christine Lehnertz, president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, stands at Crissy Marsh
San Francisco Business Times

Christine Lehnertz has always held a deep appreciation for the outdoors. The president and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which has raised over $624 million since its founding in 1981, has a long career in public service and a deep committment to the Conservancy's mission.

Children playing on Bluff Slide at Outpost
Smithsonian Magazine

“The bulk of the feedback,” says Chris Lehnertz, President and CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the park’s nonprofit partner, “is that people just wanted a place where they could hang out.” 

The Golden Gate Bridge spans the scenic view from the Tunnel Tops on a beautiful opening day.
San Francisco Chronicle

Nothing like Presidio Tunnel Tops exists in the Bay Area, in terms of size or natural history, or in terms of being free to everyone. That is thanks to the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, which privately raised $98 million to go with the $20 million supplied by the Presidio Trust, which oversaw the job.

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.