Activities

Visitors enjoy Alcatraz Island.
Article
In this article, we’ll get you set up with some tips to explore Alcatraz like a seasoned park ranger. Visit for those views, for the lush gardens, and the history that ties into present-day social justice movements. Here are some of our insider tips.
The Hike by Alison Farrell (Chronicle Books)
Article
It’s time for an adventure—in the pages of a book or on a path through our parks! Learn about free and fun at-home activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including kids' parks crafts, at home activities, Nature Boost Fridays, and more.
Colored pencils next to a piece of paper titled "Parks at Home: Activity Pack"
Stories
Each activity includes fun facts about animals and people in the park, helping kids connect with nature even when they can’t get outside. So what are you waiting for? Download the free activity pack now and get playing!
A monarch butterfly in nature.
Article
In times of great uncertainty, reconnecting to nature and grounding yourself in the outdoors can be a calming practice. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to get started.
Sign labeled "Hopper's Hands" on a fence with the Golden Gate Bridge behind.
Gateways Article
Looking for things to do in the Bay Area? Before your next run to the Golden Gate Bridge, discover the story behind a beloved running tradition in SF.
Outrigger Canoes around Lime Point
Article
Angela Flaviani is the president of the Tamalpais Outrigger Canoe Club, based out of Fort Baker. She sat down with us to tell us more.
Photographer and Waterfall on Steep Ravine Trail
Gateways Article
Nothing beats that moment in a hike when you turn a corner to the sights and sounds of a rushing waterfall. February through April are normally the prime months to experience full falls within the Mt. Tamalpais watershed.
Artist Ai Weiwei, photo by the FOR-SITE Foundation
Events
Presidio Theatre
Join us for a free screening of the new documentary "Yours Truly" at the Presidio Theatre.
"Be Seen" Reflective Backpack
Activities
Stand out from the crowd with this eye-catching bag, designed to maximize both travel safety and functionality.
Giuseppe Penone's "La logica del vegetale" on display at upper Fort Mason
Our Work
Gagosian, in partnership with Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Parks Conservancy through the Art in the Parks program, presents a yearlong outdoor installation by Giuseppe Penone in San Francisco’s historic upper Fort Mason.