April 26, 2013
Muir Beach, Part of Golden Gate National Recreation Area, to Close this Summer for Several Months for Construction and Restoration
Sometime late in June it will become necessary to close Muir Beach through November while the parking lot and pedestrian access are realigned. During this closure businesses in the area, like the Pelican Inn, will remain open, but the beach will be closed to all but people hiking through from other areas like Tennessee Valley along the Coastal Trail.
April 26, 2013
Recent Incidents Highlight Need for Dog Owner Responsibility
On April 18, 2013, the park received a report of an attack on Canada Goose goslings on the shoreline at Crissy Field by off leash dogs that were not under the control of their owners. The attack reportedly resulted in the death of two of the goslings.
March 18, 2013
Special Event on Alcatraz Island- Commemorating a Closing with an Opening
The National Park Service (NPS) is commemorating an important point of history for Alcatraz Island on March 21. That is the date in 1963 that Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary closed forever. The National Park Service became the stewards of the infamous island almost 10 years later.
EVENTS ON ALCATRAZ ISLAND MARCH 21, 2013 FROM 10:00 AM UNTIL 4:00 PM
March 08, 2013
Want to get More INVOLVED in the Management of your National Parks? Come to an Open House
Have questions about a plan you heard about or saw on the web? Want to get more INVOLVED in the management of your national parks? Come to an Open House! The next meeting is Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 4:30-6:30PM in the General's Residence at Fort Mason, (located at the intersection of Bay and Franklin Streets.)
February 22, 2013
Rangers, Snakes and Frogs Enter Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA--Golden Gate National Recreational Area is showing some color and humor with its exhibit in the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade 2013 in the form of a colorful 60’ endangered San Francisco garter snake chasing an equally endangered California red-legged frog. This Saturday, February 23, the National Park Service will join in the celebration by carrying a magnificent handmade fabric snake created by park staff and volunteers.
November 20, 2012
New Transit Added to Marin Headlands
San Francisco, CA— The National Park Service (NPS) and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have partnered to expand bus service to the Marin Headlands in Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
October 24, 2012
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Turns 40
On October 27, Golden Gate National Recreation Area will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a special event honoring the dedicated and determined citizens who worked with a bipartisan group of elected officials to create a new vision for the San Francisco Bay Area.
October 02, 2012
America’s Cup Races and Fleet Week Traffic and Planning Advisory for October 4 through 7
With the America's Cup races beginning Thursday, October 4, and run through Sunday, October 7, in conjunction with Fleet Week Blue Angles activities and several other major events in and around San Francisco, it will take extra planning and patience to visit Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) this weekend.