• 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.

Green Purchasing

Recycled glass counter top

A close-up photo of the recycled glass counters in the Beach Hut Cafe at Crissy Field.

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The purchase of products and services designed to reduce impacts on human health and the environment is known as green purchasing. These environmentally preferred products can be biodegradable, recyclable, highly efficient, or include recycled materials, use renewable energy, and more.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area has a Green Purchasing Policy to implement these beneficial purchasing practices. While it seems simple, green purchasing has the ability to positively influence local and global environmental challenges. Products that contain naturally derived ingredients instead of chemicals can help reduce the use of damaging chemicals. Products made with recycled materials can provide a market for goods diverted from landfills and decrease the use of virgin materials. Overall, green purchasing supports the National Park Service's mission to preserve the natural and cultural resources of the parks.

Help Golden Gate's efforts and learn how you can increase your green purchasing from our sustainability resources page.

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Did You Know?

Beach at Crissy Field

One of the oldest tidal gauges in the country at Crissy Field shows 8 inches of sea level rise over the past 100 years (a rate 2 to 10 times higher than the previous 5000 years). We could see 2 to 3 more rise in the next 100 years.