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.
Volunteers at work cleaning the boardwalk at Muir Woods
Muir Woods Visitor Center
Join the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) at Muir Woods for a day of service celebrating Great American Outdoors Day on Friday August 4, 2023!
Day's End at Lands End
USS San Francisco Memorial Parking Lot
Come join the San Francisco Amateur Astronomers for an evening of stargazing at Land’s End!
Park leaders stand in front of the China Beach monument.
Gateways Article
David Smith became the new Superintendent of the GGNRA in January 2023. We sat down with David to get to know him better, and talk about his priorities for the GGNRA and how they overlap with the Parks Conservancy's work.
Tennessee Valley Trail is perfect for the whole family
Tennessee Valley Parking Lot
Join the well regarded and knowledgeable Steffen Bartschat on a 5-mile hike to the top of the Marincello Trail where we will watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean followed by a full moon rise over the Bay!
5 light-wood junior ranger badges are seen sitting on a log.
The junior ranger program is meant to spark curiosity in the natural world for kids. And once that curiosity gets sparked, just get ready for a torrent of questions an adult would never ask.
Park ranger with children in Marin Headlands
Gateways Article
Here's where you can get started to learn more about the history of the GGNRA: The spots that were critical to the formation of the parks and a timeline of how we got here.
Ranger Mia Monroe in Muir Woods.
Gateways Article
Park Ranger Mia Monroe is the Marin Community Liaison for the NPS, and one of the longest serving employees in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Hiking Rancho Corral de Tierra
Gateways Article
NPS Landscape Architect Kirsten Holder and her planning team are working with the community on a vision for the future of Rancho Corral de Tierra in San Mateo County.
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...