A park ranger leads a program at Alcatraz Island
Gateways Article
Ranger Oliver Goodman was raised in a family where "nobody hiked, nobody camped," but attending protests and participating in community events were a part of everyday family life. Alcatraz immediately struck him.
Seal Rocks seen in the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco's Lands End.
A sign at Lands End states: "Terrains that have been shaped by human activity in response to nature have a name—cultural landscapes." Here's a sampling of what you can learn on one of our member tours of the area.
Kids stretch and play, running around the Presidio Tunnel Tops lawn.
Gateways Article
This new 14-acre national park experience includes trails, meadows, play spaces, and overlooks to soak in the 360-degree views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Bay. Special cultural events and food offerings are being planned, and Presidio Tunnel Tops will be a welcoming destination for people to gather and...
Coyote in the Marin Headlands
Enjoy this recording of our recent Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy membership event, "Coyotes in the GGNRA."
Migrating Whale Breaches Offshore of GGNRA
“Why do living things move?” and “What is the importance of migration?” are a few of the essential questions that leaders recently dove into with participants in the Crissy Field Center’s Migratory Story program. In the most recent iteration of the program, the CFC team provided impactful online programs and...
Ranger Benny Batom at Alcatraz
For nearly 30 years, Ranger Benny Batom has uncovered Alcatraz Island’s lesser-known history to bring untold stories to visiting students. He works to facilitate dialogue addressing contemporary issues around incarceration and justice. We sat down with Ranger Benny to ask him about his history and this moment.
Two youth working on a project together
Our Work
By sharing strategies for both physical and digital access to the park, we hope to ensure that no opportunity is out of reach for park visitors.
A student brainstorming a new website design
Our Work
By sharing data across organizations, we can better understand who the park is serving (and not serving!), using that data to improve programs and reach underserved audiences.
Two youth at the top of a ropes course
Our Work
By creating equitable access to high quality professional development for educators, we ensure that all youth can find relevant, quality programming anywhere in the park.
The main entrance to Muir Woods National Monument.
“We share the history of racism in national parklands as tools and reminders for change,” said Chris Lehnertz, President & CEO of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. “We are on the strong side of advocating for a more just world.”