• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

For Kids

In the Park!

When you earn your Junior Ranger badge or certificate, you'll learn what park rangers do to help protect nature-plants, animals, birds, land-and how we work with different communities and cultures to understand and remember our history. As a Junior Ranger, you'll care for our national parks, teach others what you learn, and discover new ways to experience your environment.

Online Park Fun

Our interactive games introduce you to Golden Gate National Parks and the environmental challenges park rangers tackle. See what actions you would take to protect native wildlife and plants in an ancient redwood forest or to unravel the geologic mysteries of the rocks that lie above and beneath us.

Click here to go to our online games page.

Did You Know?

historic Ocean Beach photo

The Ocean Beach Esplanade and Seawall was built during the period 1916 to 1929. Designed by San Francisco’s Chief Engineer Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy, the seawall was considered a great engineering feat.