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 June-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from June-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms or nearby 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 »
"Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from observations of increases in global average air and ocean temperatures, widespread melting of snow and ice, and rising global sea level... The Greenhouse gases driving global warming have increased markedly as a result of human activities since 1750 and now far exceed pre-industrial values."
— International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, "Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis"
Global warming--the rapid increase in atmospheric and ocean temperatures around the world--is happening now and will have a profound effect on national parks including Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Extreme heat waves, droughts, more wildland fires, coast flooding and erosion, and habitat destruction are among possible scenarios in the coming decades.
The National Park Service and Golden Gate National Recreation Area are taking action to reduce our greenhouse gas contributions, to educate staff and visitors about the problem and its solutions, and to develop new land management strategies in the face of coming changes.
You can learn more about the overall National Park Service response to climate change at the NPS Climate Change Response Program website.
Here at Golden Gate NRA, we have addressed these issues in a Climate Change Action Plan. This is a 20-year commitment. The plan has three concrete objectives:
The Action Plan has a major component designed specifically for visitors who come to the Park in person or visit on-line. It's called DO YOUR PART! At the DO YOUR PART PARKS! web site you can join many other park visitors and stewards in confronting this world-wide threat by taking action to reduce your carbon footprint to protect your favorite parks.
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.