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Ocean Beach
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Flanking San Francisco’s westernmost edge, Ocean Beach’s thunderous surf seems inviting on those rare hot days in San Francisco. But the hidden forces beneath those waves should give you pause before cooling off with an afternoon swim.
Biologist Sarah Allen records data in a notebook next to rocky California coastline.
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Go behind the scenes of park science with Dr. Sarah Allen, who's dedicated her career to elevating science and conservation in National Parks. Learn about her journey as a scientist in her own words, from the sparks of her career to adventures researching penguins in Antarctica.
Pole covered in yarn with Fort Point and Golden Gate Bridge in background.
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See our favorite photos of the multicolored and thought-provoking Immigrant Yarn Project at Fort Point (open now through May 19).
Chris Lehnertz
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Just talk to the new President & CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy for a few minutes. Whether she’s talking about the history embedded in a place like Fort Point or how to inspire park journeys for more people, her passion for parklands shines through.
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A new season means a new menu of events and happenings for those seeking adventure—and a good time—in the Golden Gate National Parks. See what’s in store from April to June 2019.
Goats munch on vegetation at Black Point during a cleanup effort and goat yoga party at the Fort Mason site.
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Black Point sits on the easternmost bluff at Fort Mason. The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service have partnered to rebuild the East Point walkway system, including bringing in the goats! Here's how you can help.
Future IDs project collaborators at the 'Day of Public Programs' at Alcatraz on Feb. 16, 2019.
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'Future IDs at Alcatraz', presented in partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Servic through the Art in the Parks program.
Image of a coastal battery with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance
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Don’t rely on the Bridge’s photogenic qualities to make your photo pop. We compiled tips to help you improve your next photo of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Black and white photo of people posing on Fieldbrook Stump, one of the largest trees in the world.
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We can’t go back in time and stop giant redwoods from being cut down. But we can take material from old stumps, grow it in a special medium, and plant a grove of coast redwood saplings with super DNA, right here in the Presidio of San Francisco.
Marquis Engle is the program director at Up on Top, an after-school and summer program in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.
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The story of how a partnership with the Up on Top after-school and summer program has inspired ‘love and beauty’ in its enigmatic program director, Marquis Engle.
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From hermaphroditic slugs to big cats on the prowl, discover the wild mating rituals of animals in the Golden Gate National Parks. This Valentine’s Day, delight your date with these bizarre factoids.
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The parks are fiercely visual, making it easy for photographers—both amateur and professional—to snap some truly awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping images. Out of thousands of photos taken this year in the Golden Gate National Parks, here are the 18 favorite photos from our staff photographers.