Golden Gate National Recreation Area / GGNRA: 50 Years!

Celebrating your Bay Area national parks

The Golden Gate Bridge, Marin Headlands and Mt. Tam seen in an aerial image.

On Oct. 27, 1972, a collection of former military, private, and public lands across the Bay Area was united and officially designated as public parklands for all. Those lands are the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA), and we’re celebrating the milestone 50th anniversary year of their founding!

These parks are full of stories, and you can check out some of that history on this page. From where we stand in contemporary times, we can continue to learn and appreciate where we’ve been and where we’re going. Here’s to the next 50 years and beyond—we can’t wait to see what’s next!

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