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Former Alcatraz guard Jim Albright speaks at the final Alcatraz reunion on August 12, 2018.
Park E-Ventures Article
Several former guards and other Alcatraz residents embodied the living history of the island at the last formal reunion of the Alcatraz Alumni Association. But the stories of Alcatraz residents will still be told.
Searching for migrating hawks
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Everywhere other than the Bay Area, fall signals lightweight jackets, waning sunlight, and foliage going into seasonal slumber. Here in our country of California, fall is “Summer: The Sequel,” an action-packed thriller filled with events in your Golden Gate National Parks. Snag your pumpkin-spice latte (it is fall, after all)...
Interior of Sutro Baths, circa 1900
Park E-Ventures Article
As we celebrate Black History Month in February, we can find resonances here in our national parks, those places historian Wallace Stegner called “the best idea we ever had.”
Greg Moore speaking at an event
Park E-Ventures Article
President & CEO Greg Moore reflects on his journey to fulfill the vision of “Parks For All Forever.”
S'mores
Park E-Ventures Article
Looking forward to getting out and camping this summer? Here is a list of camping tips and tricks from our outdoor leaders and guides.
Roving Ranger
Park E-Ventures Article
The Roving Ranger--the mobile outreach truck for the Golden Gate National Parks--is turning five. Read on to look at the highlights since 2013.
Humpback Whale
Park E-Ventures Article
Thar she blows! Your coastal parklands are parallel to a marine passage for migrating humpback whales, gray whales, blue whales, orcas, and so many more leviathans. We talked to the experts about what you can do to enhance your chances of spotting a whale spout on your next visit.
Library Summer Stride Reading
Park E-Ventures Article
This summer, feed your sense of adventure at free and fun activities from the San Francisco Public Library, National Park Service, and Parks Conservancy—including the fourth edition of our StoryWalksⓇ series on Crissy Field, reading programs, ranger talks, park shuttles, and more.
Trail Mixer
Park E-Ventures Article
Summertime in San Francisco is about as warm as winter everywhere else! Escape the summer “brrrs” and cozy up with us at one (or all) of events and happenings taking place in the parks from June through August, 2018.
Baker beach youth
Park E-Ventures Article
A photo is the perfect keepsake from your adventure in the Golden Gate National Parks. Our staff photographers share their top tips for being a better shutterbug while out in your coastal parklands.
Soil mixing
Park E-Ventures Article
On a crisp morning in April, the Parks Conservancy and the Presidio Trust made in a 46-cubic yards of soil, enough to feed tens of thousands of native plants throughout the parks. The “recipe” and procedure behind this many-handed effort is a must-read for any dirt devotee.
Nursery volunteers
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To commemorate Volunteer Appreciation Day at Golden Gate, multimedia intern Lauren Gee made a video about why volunteers choose to donate their time in the parks. Lauren noticed one thing in common with everyone she interviewed: Undeniable joy as they opened up to her about their volunteer experiences.