Parks For The People

The park chronicles 200 years of history from Native American culture, Spanish Empire frontier, the Gold Rush, evolution of American coastal fortifications and growth of urban San Francisco. Comprised of 19 separate ecosystems and home to 1,273 plant/animal species, the park has hundreds of ways to recreate including horseback riding, ranger-led programs, bicycling, hiking and walking your dog.

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A new way to Find Your Park

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Nov. 1 Ends Burn Season at Ocean Beach

November 1 begins a four-month No-Burn Season at Ocean Beach. Help us improve air quality and cleanliness at the coast.

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Parks as Classrooms Education Programs

Registration starts August 10

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NEW! Alcatraz Behind the Scenes

Be one of the first to take this special tour

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Dog Management Planning

Dog walking is a healthy and popular way to enjoy parklands. Learn more about dog management planning in the Golden Gate NRA.

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Things To Do

Find out all the things you can do at Golden Gate NRA

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Places To Go

Learn a little about all the sites you can visit at Golden Gate NRA

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Permits (Picnics, Weddings, Film, etc.)

Find out how to get permits for picnics, beach fires, weddings, filming & other special events

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Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available in Golden Gate NRA

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


(415) 561-4700
Pacific West Region Information Center (415) 561-4700 Special Event & Commercial Film Permits (415) 561-4300

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