Winter Surf Warning
Every year people drown in the surf off Northern California beaches - don't let it be you! Be extra alert on park beaches during the winter storm season. Do not turn your back on the shoreline and watch for extra powerful “sneaker” waves.
People of the Parks: Conservationists
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Interpretation Negative Collection, GOGA-2316 and the Katharine Frankforter Papers, GOGA 27066
The NPS now manages these parklands. NPS staff is dedicated to the care and interpretation of the GGNRA, ensuring the park is a place to be enjoyed by all people. Natural Resources staff monitor and record diverse ecosystems found within park landscapes. Cultural Resources staff document the history of the sites by collecting and preserving historic objects, conducting site surveys, and compiling reports using park archival materials. Park Maintenance staff ensures that park facilities and systems operate smoothly. Interpretive Park Rangers connect the public with the unique stories and features of GGNRA.
Golden Gate NRA, Park Archives, Richard Frear Collection, GOGA 18326
Volunteers who work with park partners and with the NPS donate thousands of hours each year to help maintain and interpret sites within the GGNRA. Every day, groups of people are found throughout the park contributing to important NPS projects. People can give a few hours every year or every week, participating in activities like interpretive walks, historic military sites preservation, vegetation removal, and habitat restoration with native plants.
Did You Know?
The Golden Gate Bridge’s two towers rise 746 feet, making them 191 feet taller than the Washington Monument, linking the Presidio of San Francisco to the Marin Headlands.