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Press Releases

Adam Bad Wound poses in a suit.

Philanthropy executive brings more than a decade of experience working at environmental nonprofits

October 11, 2022
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy today announced the appointment of Adam Bad Wound as its Chief Development Officer.
Rendering of a cliff walk at Presidio Tunnel Tops opening July 2022.

14 Acres of Views, Trails, Picnic Sites, and Nature Play Spaces Coming to San Francisco’s National Park Site

March 30, 2022
The most anticipated visitor attraction ever planned for the Presidio of San Francisco – Presidio Tunnel Tops – now has an official opening date. The new national park destination welcomes all visitors starting Sunday, July 17, 2022 , revealing a spectacular “must see” San Francisco attraction for Bay Area locals and visitors from around the world.
Katherine Toy in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Executive Katherine Toy named first-ever Deputy Secretary for Access at the California Natural Resources Agency

December 9, 2021
This month, Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Katherine Toy to a newly created role in his administration, Deputy Secretary for Access in the Department of Natural Resources for the state of California.
August 25, 2021
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service today commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Parks Conservancy and the 105th anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service with the unveiling of a several year rehabilitation of a previously closed and grown over historic garden on the bluff of historic Fort Mason, Black Point historic gardens.

Making people’s lives better through coffee at one of the world’s most iconic & visited sites

June 28, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - June 24, 2021 -- As the Bay Area re-emerges & re-assesses what matters most, Equator’s refresh of the historic Round House Cafe will offer a renewed outlook at one of the most historic crossroads in the world. With a spectacular vantage point of the Golden Gate...

Press Coverage

An artistically crafted bench at Presidio Tunnel Tops sits before the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin Headlands in the background.
Travel + Leisure

San Francisco's urban national park unit recently gained 14 acres with the opening of the Presidio Tunnel Tops, a green space designed by James Corner Field Operations, the lead firm for New York City’s High Line, which incorporated input from more than 10,000 residents with the help of the Parks Conservancy.

NPS Park Ranger gives a presentation to visitors at the Presidio Campfire Circle
San Francisco Chronicle

Two dozen parks have opened in San Francisco since 2020, including what The Chronicle calls "the spectacular Presidio Tunnel Tops," a triumph of imagination and generosity of Bay Area donors. Tunnel Tops cost $118 million — $98 million of which was raised by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.

Hawk Hill
Nature's Archive

Allen Fish, Director of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory--a long-term, community-science program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in cooperation with the National Park Service--tells us all about their hawk count and banding operation, as well as some of the fascinating projects and partners that connect to this community science effort.

A commemorative plaque at the Tunnel Tops Campfire Circle honors the donors who made the park possible.
National Geographic

For an inspiring, all-ages journey, gather around a campfire with Golden Gate views at Presidio Tunnel Tops in San Francisco. 

Shelagh Fritz tends to garden beds on Alcatraz Island.
San Francisco Chronicle

Shelagh Fritz’s primary job is curating and preserving the Alcatraz garden as it was planted decades ago. She identifies plants in photographs and researches them through a lens of sustainability. She enjoys combining research with being on the ground and doing the work.