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Press Releases

Biking at Crissy Field
October 4, 2018
The National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Presidio Trust launched the public engagement process for a multi-year effort to revitalize the Crissy Field area of the Presidio.
March 14, 2018
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy today announced plans for a transition in its executive leadership in the coming year. Greg Moore, founder and longtime leader of this nonprofit conservation organization, will be stepping down as President & CEO and transitioning to a new role as Special Projects Advisor. His transition is planned for early 2019. The Parks Conservancy’s Board of Trustees has launched a search for Moore’s successor.
Ranger Michele Gee experiences the Portal

Global Public Art Initiative

July 11, 2017
The National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are partnering with Shared_Studios and Luminalt Solar Energy Solutions to present the San Francisco Portal at Crissy Field.
Presidio Visitor Center
January 11, 2017
The Presidio of San Francisco is taking a major leap forward in welcoming the public to what has become one of America’s most unique and surprising national parks.
Homeland Security Exhibit

Home Land Security exhibit

June 23, 2016
Home Land Security brings together work by 16 contemporary artists and collectives from around the globe to reflect on the human dimensions and increasing complexity of national security, including the physical and psychological borders we create, protect, and cross in its name.

Press Coverage

Jolene Babyak stands on the parade grounds on Alcatraz Island in front of reporters.
NBC Bay Area

October 26, 2023 marked 50 years of tourists visiting Alcatraz Island, the notorious former maximum security federal prison-turned-national park. NBC Bay Area got an insider's vantage point from Jolene Babyak, a Bay Area author who was raised on the island while her father worked at the prison.

The Alcatraz Historic Gardens with the Power Plant seen in the background.

The former federal prison at Alcatraz Island in the San Francisco Bay marks 50 years as part of the National Park System on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

John Cantwell talks to reporters on Alcatraz Island.
New York Times

To mark 50 years of Alcatraz Island being opened to the public, the National Park Service with the Parks Conservancy and Alcatraz City Cruises hosted a celebration on the island.

View of wind turbines and solar panels from atop an Alcatraz cruises boat.
The San Francisco Standard

Alcatraz has so many layers of history: military base, federal prison, site of Native resistance, bird sanctuary. The 22-acre island in the San Francisco Bay continues to generate speculation and ink, creativity and reflection.

A Ferruginous Hawk is captured flying past Hawk Hill in November of 2016.
KALW Local Public Radio

For nearly 40 years, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory at the Parks Conservancy has collaborated with the National Parks Service to track the migratory patterns of these birds – collectively known as raptors – with the mission of inspiring their preservation throughout California.