Parks as Classrooms
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area serves as one of the nation's largest and most inspiring outdoor classrooms. From fragile native habitats to historic landmarks, ancient redwood groves to dramatic coastal preserve, the park's value as an urban educational resource is unsurpassed. Strongly committed to young people, park staff work with educators to develop interdisciplinary issue-oriented curriculum designed to help students achieve National Education Standards.
Visit the "For Teachers" for more information.
Did You Know?
In 1872, there was a proposal in Congress for the Presidio to become a San Francisco city park. The Army reported that 800 acres were required for national defense, provided barracks be relocated. Despite Congressman Cole's attempts, however, the Presidio reservation remained intact.