Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Golden Gate National Recreation Area is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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The Design Volunteers In Parks Program is an innovative program which works in collaboration with students from the Academy of Art University, R/GA, and Ex'pression College. The purpose of the program is to help students connect with the parks' natural and cultural resources while demonstrating their ability to understand particular targeted audiences. Students participating in the program benefit by obtaining experience as volunteers working for the National Park Service... Read more
Park partners The Marine Mammal Center and NatureBridge combine forces to extend their educational reach. Read more
With help from a National Park Foundation grant, Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) has developed a week-long multicultural training program for fellow California-based national park educators and interpreters. Read more
AP Environmental Science students from the Galileo Academy of Science and Technology use their local national park unit as a living laboratory. Read more
This famous park concessioner’s dedication to health and sustainability is reflected in both its menu and operations. Read more
Did You Know?
By the 1850s, Fort Mason was established as a military installation and the buildings on Franklin Street, constructed between 1864 and 1913, are some of the earliest remaining buildings at Fort Mason.