A photo of Amy Meyer
"The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them." - Ida B. Wells The Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution barred states from excluding women from the ballot based solely on the basis of their sex. Signed into law on August 26, 1920, its passage...
A reenactment actor telling stories from the Civil War
Fort Point Entrance
Fort Point Living History Weekend is FREE to the public.
A park ranger leads a program at Alcatraz Island
Gateways Article
Ranger Oliver Goodman was raised in a family where "nobody hiked, nobody camped," but attending protests and participating in community events were a part of everyday family life. Alcatraz immediately struck him.
The view from the Alcatraz Cruises boat to Alcatraz Island.
Get a sneak peek at new things to find on the island as we celebrate 50 years of Alcatraz being open to the public as a national park site.
Seal Rocks seen in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco's Lands End.
A sign at Lands End states: "Terrains that have been shaped by human activity in response to nature have a name—cultural landscapes." Here's a sampling of what you can learn on one of our member tours of the area.
The Golden Gate Bridge as seen from China Beach.
China Beach, the small, sandy cove nestled between Baker Beach and Lands End, isn’t just a hidden gem, it’s a prized jewel.
A sunset photo of the rainbow pride flag flying in the parks.
Gateways Article
Time travel is a walk in the park in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). For Pride Month and beyond, let’s make our way through some of the queer history in the parks. In more recent history, our park sites existed as military bases and fortifications—see the batteries and...
A historical photo of an incarcerated gardener watering plants in the gardens of Alcatraz.
Learn about the stories of Alcatraz Island's incarcerated gardeners.
An Alcatraz incarcerated gardener stands in Officers' Row
Our Work
Discover the fascinating history of the Gardens of Alcatraz.
People hiking down a winding path at Rancho Corral de Tierra.
Gateways Article
On Oct. 27, 1972, a collection of former military, private, and public lands spanning three Bay Area counties was united and officially designated as public parklands for all. Those lands are the Golden Gate National Recreation Area , and we're celebrating the milestone 50 th anniversary year of their founding!...