The Q&A: Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CEO Celebrates the 50th Birthday of SF’s Outdoor Wonderland


Parks Conservancy CEO Chris Lehnertz sits in the Fort Mason Community Garden

"When we talk about activating national parklands, we want to take the land and make it relevant to what a community member or neighborhood needs. Just understanding the national significance of the land does not activate it for every person. But if we are good listeners, we can hear what the community needs and design an experience for them.

So instead of presenting the community with a design and asking, “What do you think?” It’s a co-designing process: Everyone involved has a pencil, and everyone gets to do the drawing."


The San Francisco Standard


October 21, 2022