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National Park Week

How to Celebrate National Park Week at Golden Gate

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National Park Week (April 16-24, 2022) is a great excuse to celebrate all our national parks have to offer, especially here in the Bay Area. This year's National Park Week theme is "sPark Connections" and each day has a designated theme, like "sPark creativity" and "sPark action." See all the National Park Week 2022 themed days on NPS.gov.

Whether you get a new Junior Ranger badge or go on a hike with your favorite pooch, there are so many ways to celebrate this special week. 

Visit

Nature and beauty, health and happiness: You'll find it all in our Golden Gate National Parks. And just when you think you've seen everything, you'll find something new. 

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The Golden Gate National Parks stretch 70 miles north and south of the Golden Gate, creating a 80,400 acre greenbelt along the Pacific. Come experience this spectacular coastline that truly defines the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Can’t Choose Your Own Adventure? Start Here and Go!

We’ve carefully curated our favorite hikes, walks, and excursions to share with you and your loved ones. There’s something (and some place) for everyone!

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Take a look at our parks today through webcams!
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Here’s an insider’s guide to some of our favorite hidden gems of the GGNRA. From secret beaches to undiscovered redwood groves, these spots provide a chance to get into nature and steer clear of the crowds.
Batteries to Bluffs Trail, Golden Gate Bridge
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The iconic span that bridges the Golden Gate Strait can be enjoyed from many points throughout San Francisco and Marin County.

Volunteer

In honor of National Park Week and Earth Day, you can join one of our volunteer workdays to flex your environmental might. Bring yourself, your friends, and family! 

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Earth Day is celebrated on Aprill 22 each year, but we'll be honoring Earth Day all weekend long!
One Tam staff and volunteers doing stewardship work in Muir Woods.
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Earth Day is celebrated on Aprill 22 each year, but we'll be honoring Earth Day all weekend long!
Beach Cleanup
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Learn more about what volunteering events are available.
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Volunteer on your own, with your family, or a few friends

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Schedule a project for your school, non-profit, club, youth group, faith group, etc.

Gather your crew of folks and work together on a fun service project that makes a difference in your parks and community! Our volunteer programs are great team experiences for community organizations, youth groups, schools, and faith groups.

Give

For National Park Week this year, support our restoration projects, public programs, education, and more by making a tax-deductible donation today. Every cent of your donation benefits a Conservancy project or program throughout the parks. 

Did you know that we’re a membership organization? That’s right—you (or a loved one!) can help support the Golden Gate National Parks’ ancient redwood forests, historic landmarks, and open spaces that belong to us all. Members also receive fantastic benefits year-round and enjoy the tremendous satisfaction of being a steward of a national treasure. 

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Support Parks For All Forever

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Members help preserve the Golden Gate National Parks’ ancient redwood forests, historic landmarks, and open spaces that belong to us all. Members also receive fantastic benefits year-round and enjoy the tremendous satisfaction of being a steward of a national treasure. Join now!

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Give someone you care about a year of “Parks For All Forever.”
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Members receive fantastic benefits year-round and enjoy the tremendous satisfaction of being a steward of a national treasure.
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Make a big difference in the parks by donating through a workplace giving campaign!

Learn

We know you love your parks, and now you can explore all 80,000 acres of them online at any time. Watch videos, read park stories, or find online resources and activities for all ages. 

Park Academy Dune Ecology hike at Baker Beach
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Park Academy provides professional career preparation for park interns, professional development opportunities for park staff, and personal enrichment for volunteers by providing ongoing learning opportunities.
Golden Gate Bridge Crafts
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Daydreaming of the Golden Gate Bridge and feeling artsy? Pick one of these Golden Gate Bridge themed crafts and channel your inspiration from those majestic towers.
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Stuck indoors with wee ones? We’ve got some craft projects that’ll bring the magic of the outdoors inside your home.
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In times of great uncertainty, reconnecting to nature and grounding yourself in the outdoors can be a calming practice. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to get started.
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Each activity includes fun facts about animals and people in the park, helping kids connect with nature even when they can’t get outside. So what are you waiting for? Download the free activity pack now and get playing!
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Test your knowledge of everything from movies filmed in the parks to rare animal species that make the parks their home.
A family checks out a StoryWalk at Lands End in San Francisco.
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A StoryWalk is a creative way for children and their families to enjoy the park on a family-friendly, accessible trail while reading an adventure at the same time.

Shop

The mission of our retail program is to provide educational and interpretation opportunities while supporting the preservation of the Golden Gate National Parks. There’s a perfect National Park Week gift waiting for you—or your loved one.

You—and the lucky gift recipient—will have the added satisfaction of knowing that the purchase helped inspire kids in our education programs, build new trails, and restore habitat for endangered species! 

Visit our online Park Store. 

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Toys and Games from our store

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Red and gold tapered mug with a line drawing of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Your parks need you now more than ever

Your support helps ensure these places will be here in the future—please give now.