Golden Gate Bridge seen through the fog from the Marin Headlands.

40 years of parks + people

Let's celebrate! 40th anniversary of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy


It's eye-popping to think of all we've accomplished together in four decades since the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy was formed on Aug. 11, 1981. Together with our members, donors, the National Park Service, the Presidio Trust, and others, we've helped transform these parks into destinations for all. Here are some highlights from 40 years of connecting parks and people:

Parks Conservancy staff working on the installation of the StoryWalk at Lands End
40 for 40

40 for 40

We're counting down 40 people, park sites, and memorable moments from our four decades of connecting parks and people. How many of these do you remember?

Before-and-after images crissy field
Then and Now

Transformation of Crissy Field

Snowy Plover
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Conserving wildlife: Plants and animals

Alcatraz Historic Gardens Volunteers
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History of the Parks Conservancy

Parks Conservancy staff lead a Camping at the Presidio program
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Who we are: About the Parks Conservancy

Education and Youth


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