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

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

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  • Tunnel Closure

    The Barry/Baker tunnel on Bunker Road will be closed for maintenance during the weeks of 6/2 and 6/9. The tunnel will be open on the weekends. Please use Conzelman Road instead. More »

  • Muir Beach Overlook closure

    The Muir Beach Overlook will be closed for Accessibility improvements and trail upgrades from June 2 through July 21. Alternate viewpoints are available along Highway 1 between there and Stinson Beach.

Service Learning

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To Participate in Service Learning
Reservations necessary: please call (415) 561-3077.

Engage your students in project-based learning. Sharpen their study, social and critical thinking skills. Challenge them to understand and address major environmental issues.

Your students can play a pivotal role in preserving and protecting National Park lands and have great fun doing it.

Students join park staff and community volunteers in restoration work in the native plant nurseries or in the field. Park staff offers special instruction for young people, linking their school curriculum to the ecological and horticultural concepts used by National Parks.

Golden Gate Nurseries

Students work side-by-side with NPS, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust staff, growing and caring for native plants that will eventually be used to restore habitat throughout the Golden Gate National Parks. By taking part in a variety of activities, students learn about plant adaptation, plant diversity, and seed dispersal. Activities include transplanting, pruning, seed cleaning, weeding, planting, pot washing, and composting. National Park Service native plant nurseries are located at Fort Funston, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, and the Presidio of San Francisco.

Habitat Heroes

Students gain a greater understanding of academic science by applying their skills to a National Park restoration site. Students learn about the restoration cycle, what's required to manage a site, plant biology and plant adaptations. Activities may include removal of exotic species or planting of indigenous species.

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.