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May 28, 2015
Fees in Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Muir Woods National Monument Will Increase
On January 1, 2016, the entrance fee for Muir Woods National Monument will increase to $10 for adults, children under 16 remain free of charge. Starting June 1, 2015, parking fees at Battery East and West Bluff parking areas in Golden Gate National Recreation Area will increase by twenty cents an hour, with a maximum increase of $1 per day.

May 13, 2015
Water Saving Measures Being Strengthened
In response to California’s severe drought, the park is committed to doing all it can to achieve the 25% reduction in urban water use mandated by Governor Jerry Brown.

May 08, 2015
Unexploded Ordinance from the 1880s Found in Marin Headlands
On May 8, 2015, the National Park Service working with munitions experts from Travis Air Force Base, destroyed a projectile found near Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The projectile, identified from an old military manual, is the kind that was fired from cannons at Fort Point in the 1880's. It was not unusual for the military to practice firing cannons at the Headlands in those days.

April 22, 2015
Tourism in Bay Area Park Sites boasts economy
San Francisco, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that the 24,513,179 visitors to National Park Service sites in the San Francisco Bay Area during 2014 spent $719,613.900 in surrounding communities as part of those visits. That spending supported more than 9,200 local jobs associated with the parks, and had a cumulative benefit to local economies of $872,138,900.

March 18, 2015
Chris Lehnertz Appointed as Superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis has appointed Christine S. Lehnertz as superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Lehnertz, currently regional director for the bureau’s Pacific West Region, will assume her new post at the beginning of May. She replaces Frank Dean who retired in February. Deputy Regional Director Patty Neubacher will serve as Acting Regional Director for the region until a permanent replacement is selected.

March 05, 2015
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service are Applying for a Grant for Restoration from the Off-Highway Vehicle Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service are Applying for a Grant for Restoration from the Off-Highway Vehicle Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program

February 12, 2015
Surfers, Fishermen, and Walkers Should Stay Alert on Beaches in Golden Gate National Recreation Area This Holiday Weekend
The National Weather Service has issued a "coastal hazard statement" for Northern California beaches this weekend. People visiting Golden Gate National Recreation Area, especially Ocean Beach, Fort Funston and Rodeo Beach, need to be extremely cautious. It is estimated that there can be waves as high as 8-10 feet, with "sneaker waves" and strong rip currents. Sneaker waves can catch beach goers and fishermen by surprise.

February 11, 2015
Sea lion rescued by National Park Ranger
At 7:10 this morning National Park Ranger Wallat was driving along Skyline Drive, near Fort Funston in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, when he stopped to assist two Good Samaritans. The citizens had stopped to protect a California sea lion pup that was on the side of the road. The yearling had crossed Skyline Drive just south of the turnoff to the Great Highway.

February 09, 2015
New General Management Plan Signed for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that Regional Director Christine Lehnertz has signed the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP) for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Alcatraz Island, and Muir Woods National Monument. This action authorizes Golden Gate National Recreation Area to implement the new GMP. The plan replaces the 1980 general management plan which effectively guided the park for more than three decades.

December 17, 2014
Access Road to Tennessee Valley Trailhead Parking Lot Closed Due to Mudslide
Due to a mudslide on Tennessee Valley Road approximately ¼ mile east of the Tennessee Valley Trailhead, Marin County has temporarily closed the road approximately ¼ east of the Tennessee Valley Trailhead Parking Area in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Marin County, which maintains Tennessee Valley Road, has advised that the road will be closed for at least 48 hours.

November 06, 2014
Proposed Fee Increase at Muir Woods National Monument and other Park Areas
The National Park Service is exploring increasing entrance and other fees at national park sites across the country as the agency prepares for its 100th anniversary and the next century of service. As part of this service-wide action, Golden Gate National Recreation Area is considering increasing fees within the national park units that it administers.

October 09, 2014
Fleet Week "Blue Angels" Traffic Advisory for October 11 & 12
Fleet Week “Blue Angels” activities can bring traffic to a standstill in and around the waterfront areas of Golden Gate National Recreation Area and San Francisco Maritime National Historic Site. Due to traffic congestion from Fleet Week, parking will be extremely limited on October 11 and 12. It is highly recommended to use public transit (MUNI), bicycle, taxi or carpool when visiting these areas. All parking at Fort Point is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for people with a valid ADA state placard or license plate.

 

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