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Bruce Fowler's Future ID is on display with others at Alcatraz through October.
Gateways Article
Bruce Fowler is currently incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. Through the San Quentin Arts in Corrections program, he participated in the Art in the Parks installation Future IDs at Alcatraz. Fowler’s artwork, depicting a sailboat and his captain’s license, is on display along with other IDs in the New...
Goats munch on vegetation at Black Point during a cleanup effort and goat yoga party at the Fort Mason site.
Park E-Ventures Article
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.
Park E-Ventures Article
'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.
Sunset at Milagra Ridge
Article
We collected a list of the most Instagram-able, “double tap”-worthy vistas in your coastal parklands for your posting pleasure. While you’re out exploring and documenting, tag us in your post ( @parks4all ) for a chance to be featured on our website!
Image of a coastal battery with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance
Park E-Ventures Article
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.
Our trails need your TLC.
Article
The recent onslaught of rain has wreaked havoc on trail drainage throughout the Bay Area, and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy partners at the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD) and One Tam are always open to more helping hands during these stormy months!
Polypodium californicum, or California polypody.
Article
If you take a walk along the Coastal Bluffs in the Presidio and stop just south of the Langdon Court parking lot, across from the battered bunkers and under the pine trees, you’ll find a plant that often goes unnoticed.
San Mateo Park Stewardship intern Samuel Peña.
Article
Hello! My name is Samuel Peña and I am super thrilled to be joining the Park Stewardship San Mateo team.
Hypogymnia schizidiata lichen.
Article
This winter we welcome the rainy season, as it typically allows for a rich diversity of various fungi and lichen species to emerge. Take this opportunity to check out the different varieties of species thriving in our San Mateo park sites! You might just take a lichen to what you...
Black and white photo of people posing on Fieldbrook Stump, one of the largest trees in the world.
Park E-Ventures Article
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.
Park E-Ventures Article
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.
Park E-Ventures Article
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.