• 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

Open Houses for 2014

There are three general Open Houses held each year for Golden Gate National Parks projects and issues. Please join us at any or all of these public meetings.

Next Open House

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

General's Residence

1 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94123

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Arts in the Parks

Macbeth at Fort Point

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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Did You Know?

Franciscan rocks of the Golden Gate Headlands

Studies in the Franciscan Complex in the San Francisco area were instrumental in providing scientists with an understanding of subduction processes and their geologic results.