Tunnel to Marin Headlands Closed
The tunnel on Bunker Road from Alexander Avenue in Sausalito towards the Marin Headlands is closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs to Conzelman Road (just above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge) to go up over the hill. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) parking lot closed July 8-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from July 8-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms and parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054 More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
To Participate in Service Learning
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.
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?
Alcatraz Island is one of the designated National Historic Landmark Districts and has over 1.4 million visitors, each year, from all over the world.