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...
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!...
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Presidio Visitor Center
Join the National Park Service and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the GGNRA! This half-mile, level walk shows the historical changes to the Presidio, from the Spanish fort all the way to the new Tunnel Tops. Who benefitted from these changes, and who did not?
Think you know the Golden Gate National Recreation Area ? Watch this video to test your knowledge and see where these parks are headed in the next 50 years and beyond. We need your support to make it there: Donate today . Find out more about the history of the...
Here's where you can get started to learn more about the history of the GGNRA: The spots that were critical to the formation of the parks and a timeline of how we got here.
Read inspiring words from Amy Meyer, who was crucial to the formation of the GGNRA 50 years ago.
A permanent exhibit on Alcatraz Island tells the story of the United States prison system through the voices and experiences of those formerly incarcerated, scholars, and criminal justice advocates.
The “Mother of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area,” Amy Meyer is a Bay Area conservationist who helped forge local and national support to preserve the land at the Golden Gate as a national park in the 1970s.
Wow, 40! It's eye-popping to think of all we've accomplished together since the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy was formed on Aug. 11, 1981. We wanted to look back at some of the people, park sites, and memorable moments that have made the biggest impact on the Parks Conservancy and...
Park E-Ventures Article
We want to wish a happy birthday to our newest Parks Conservancy member, Dorothy "Dotty" Gardner! Dotty turned 106 on July 19, and to celebrate, her family purchased a Parks Conservancy membership for her. Dotty has a special association with the parks and our great park connector, the Golden Gate Bridge.