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Press Releases

Fort Baker
July 12, 2008
A ceremony on June 14, 2008, at Fort Baker will tie an historic past to a brilliant new future and mark a milestone for California and the National Park Service.
Mori Point
April 15, 2008
The spectacular coastal promontory of Mori Point, one of the newest sites in the Golden Gate National Parks, will host a celebration on April 26, 10 am to 1 pm, honoring the ongoing trail work and habitat restoration.
December 5, 2007
The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy are proud to be organizing a year-long commemoration of Muir Woods’ Centennial Year.
Warming Hut
December 3, 2007
The restored historic 1909 wood frame two-story structure features a park information center, bookstore and café.
November 26, 2007
Members of the Crissy Field Center staff will make a presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Environmental Education (ICEE) on November 26-28, 2007, in Ahmedabad, India.

Press Coverage

Bay Nature

America’s national parks are often imagined as faraway destinations for special vacations. We’ve set aside places like Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone as getaways unrivaled in majesty and glory. I worked in many of these parks during my 12 years with the National Park Service and have often reflected on President Franklin Roosevelt’s reminder that the fundamental idea behind national parks is “the enrichment of the lives of all of us.”

PBS NewsHour

Learn why doctors are prescribing nature to patients, and how The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, in collaboration with the San Francisco Veterans’ Medical Center, support the VA W.A.R.I.O.R. Program which seeks to improve Veterans’ mental health and wellness by prescribing time in nature.

PBS NewsHour

As rates of chronic disease among children have skyrocketed over the past few decades, pediatricians have increasingly looked for solutions beyond the clinic. Sometimes that means actually prescribing time outside. Special correspondent Cat Wise reports from Oakland on the medical evidence that indicates escaping modern urban life, even temporarily, can yield health dividends.

Alcatraz, known as the Rock, was once among America’s most fearsome prisons, cut off from the free world on a windswept island in San Francisco Bay. Today it is a national park, visited by 1.4m tourists a year, who amble around the famous cellblocks and take selfies against the bars. Until October, if they venture to a derelict building on the island’s north side, they will also encounter giant images of serving and former prisoners.

San Francisco Chronicle

Piano chords broke through the roaring wind at Fort Point in San Francisco on Friday as Karl Reichstetter performed a spur-of-the-moment rooftop rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay” for an audience of two.