Art in the parks

Our Work
Future IDs at Alcatraz was a yearlong exhibition on Alcatraz Island featuring ID-inspired artworks created by and with individuals with conviction histories as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self. Led by artist Gregory Sale, this project was presented by in partnership with the Golden Gate National...
Colorful dragon suspended in an old Alcatraz prison building
Our Work
Take a look at how creative expression has been an integral part of the Golden Gate National Parks since 2006.
Our Work
Explore Art in the Parks today with any of these creative works now open for visitors. Come back soon to see more current exhibitions and programs—new opportunities and creative works are always making their way to to the national parks!
Person in costume leading a crowd of audience members through a park
Our Work
From foggy Sutro Baths to Alcatraz, Art in the Parks showcases site-specific works within national park settings that provide opportunities for reflection about nature and the unique culture of the San Francisco Bay Area. Proposals are accepted on a quarterly basis.
A barrage of weapons suspended in flight reveals itself on closer inspection to be an assortment of obscure objects made from secondhand clothes, worn fabric, and crocheted scraps
Our Work
Art in the Parks works with with a variety of community partners to bring the arts to park settings to provide new ways of experiencing and learning about place.
The Associated Press

An 82-foot art installation is on display at Crissy Field to raise awareness of single-use plastic and ocean pollution. Sponsored by the aquarium in partnership with the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.


A life-sized blue whale,on display at Crissy Field in San Francisco, seeks to make a big statement about ocean pollution. 

Los Angeles Times

The 82-foot-long blue whale is an art installation recently put on display at Crissy Field in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and stands as a symbol of the danger discarded plastics pose to marine life and the health of oceans.

Our Work
A life-sized, 82-foot blue whale art installation sculpture was exhibited at the west end of Crissy Field. Made from recycled plastic collected in California, the sculpture sought to address the serious issue of plastic pollution threatening our oceans.
The Atlantic

Some libraries are getting young kids reading by taking the books outside.