• View of the Golden Gate Bridge, taken from the Marin Headlands, looking towards San Francisco at sunrise.

    Golden Gate

    National Recreation Area California

Public Involvement

NPS welcomes and encourages citizens to get involved with the planning efforts of all of our parks. There are a variety of ways to do this, such as, signing up to receive email updates, commenting on draft proposals, and attending public meetings. More details about ways to get involved are shown below. If this page is ever in need of updating, please let us know: goga_planning@nps.gov. While we make our best effort to keep information updated, we can occasionally fall behind. We appreciate your understanding.

Next Open House Event

Ocean Beach Fires Revised Pilot Program Public Meeting

The National Park Service invites you to a public meeting about the recently concluded Revised Pilot Program for Ocean Beach Fires and a look to the future.

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Cliff House - Terrace Room

1090 Point Lobos Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94121

Recent Open House Event

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

General's Residence

1 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123

Golden Gate National Recreation Area staff met with visitors to discuss current and upcoming projects in the park. There was a project-specific presentation about the captive rearing of coho salmon and an opportunity to view the Roving Ranger, our mobile trailhead vehicle designed to serve as a visitor contact station.

Projects that were represented include:

Trails Forever Update

Ocean Beach Fire Revised Pilot Program

Ocean Beach Sand Management

Fire Management Projects/Strategy

Redwood Creek Coho Captive Rearing Project

Aquatic Park Promenade

Rancho Corral de Tierra Trail Planning Update

Ai Wei Wei

Vista Point Multi-Use Trail

Long Range Transportation Plan

Repairs to O'Shaughnessy Seawall at Ocean Beach

PG&E Gasline Replacement

Tamalpais Lands Collaborative

Redwood Creek Trail Realignment

Accessibility Update

New Presidio Parklands Project (Presidio Trust)

Presidio Coastal Trail Phase II Construction

Battery East Vista & Parking Lot Improvements

Proposed Fee Increases within GGNRA

Proposed Entrance Fee Increase at San Francisco Maritime NHP

Sneath Lane Trailhead Improvements

Demolition and Removal of Nike Missile Site Structures at Sweeney Ridge

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Macbeth at Fort Point

Art in the Parks

Through a partnership of the National Parks Service at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and the Headlands Center for the Arts, the Arts in the Parks program is finding new ways to make the arts part of the visitor experience. From the misty waters surrounding Sutro Baths to the lonely cells of Alcatraz, the program encourages creativity to transform the visitor experience of these public spaces. Working with partnering artists and organizations, artwork and performances are created specifically for a park site, enabling opportunities for reflection about the nature and history of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

The newest Arts in the Parks project, @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, will feature a series of seven site-specific installations by artist Ai Weiwei in four locations on Alcatraz Island, offering a new cultural lens through which to experience the notorious military and federal penitentiary turned national park, opens September 27. Tickets are available here.

To learn more about Arts in the Parks, current and past exhibitions please visit the Arts in the Parks webpage.

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