Publications

The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy offers a wide assortment of publications to keep park lovers informed.

Gateways - The member publication of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Annual Reports >>
Our annual reports to the community illustrate all of the year-to-year accomplishments that would not have been possible without the continuing support of volunteers and members.

Newsletters >>
Become a member and you'll get the quarterly Gateways newsletter, which contains breathtaking park imagery and info on special community events, park projects, volunteer opportunities, and much more. Or subscribe to the monthly Park E-ventures email for the latest on the parks by clicking here.

Wallpapers & Facebook Covers >>
Share the beauty and wonder of the Golden Gate National Parks with our free Facebook Timeline cover images.

Financial Statements >>
Annual financial statements from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.


In addition to all the individual publications above, check out our latest stories about park happenings below! 

Volunteers at Coast Cleanup Day
Park E-Ventures Article
It’s time to grab your reusable gloves, buckets, bags, and litter-picking tools! Gear up for California Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 21, 2013, and head to your local shorelines and parklands to provide some much-needed TLC and fall cleaning.
Searching for migrating hawks
Park E-Ventures Article
Hawk Hill isn’t just a spot for watching raptors. In the fall, visitors who point their binoculars at smaller birds might be treated to the aerial acrobatics of migrating swifts. Learn more about these amazing—and mysterious—insectivores.
Snowy Plover
Park E-Ventures Article
To humans, bird vocalizations can be inspiring and soothing—or annoying, in the case of those early morning arias. But for birds, they perform critical communication functions. Read on to learn about five types of vocalizations, and what they teach us about birds’ surroundings.
Park E-Ventures Article
In a rapidly urbanizing world, parks and public lands are seen as vital to human, social, and ecological health. Learn how the Institute will highlight innovative programs that leverage parks to make stronger, healthier, and more vibrant communities.
Stinson Beach
Park E-Ventures Article
Raging Waters general admission ticket: $35.99. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, general admission: $61.99. Disneyland one-day “park hopper” ticket: $137. A full day of exploration in the Golden Gate National Parks with the entire family: FREE. Discover free activities every day in August (and every month of the year)!
Park E-Ventures Article
For the first time, Crissy Field Center has two high school interns running our Media Lab for summer camp. Read about how Luciana and Nathaniel have stepped up to the challenge of creating an educational and fun environment for our campers!
Mori Point
Park E-Ventures Article
As the Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program approaches its 20th anniversary, we’re celebrating places transformed by the program, such as Mori Point, and people who have made the transformation possible, like Ron Maykel. Learn more about one of the park’s “renaissance men.”
Park E-Ventures Article
Not as obvious as leaves or as ostentatious as flowers, seeds are often overlooked in our appreciation of plant life. But don’t miss out on their beauty! In this guide, one of the Parks Conservancy’s seed experts picks her favorites.
snowy egret
Park E-Ventures Article
Feathers are a uniquely avian adaptation—or are they? While feathers can only be seen on birds today, evidence has shown that many dinosaurs also had feathers. Read on to learn about the variety—and possible purposes—of dinosaur feathers.
National Trails Day Volunteers
Park E-Ventures Article
If you’ve got free time, come volunteer in the parks! Not only is it free, but it’s a fun, rewarding, and healthy way to spend a summer day. And it’s easy to get involved. Give volunteering a try—you’ll be glad you did!
Healthy Parks Healthy People
Park E-Ventures Article
With the help of the Institute at the Golden Gate’s Food for the Parks program, the National Park Service has announced new standards for healthy and sustainable food options at parks across the country. Get a taste of this important change—here at Golden Gate!
Koch-Cliff Cafe & staff c1912
Park E-Ventures Article
A treasure of the Golden Gate National Parks, the Cliff House marks its 150th anniversary in July. It opened in 1863, in a city famous for its multitude and variety of restaurants. But why so many dining establishments, and how did San Francisco’s culture of “dining out” develop?