NPS Centennial at Golden Gate

Celebrate the National Park Service's 100th anniversary at Golden Gate National Recreation Area! Join a Centennial Volunteer Day, become a Jr. Ranger or participate in one of the many special Centennial events taking place throughout the park. As 2016 kicks off a second century of stewardship and community engagement, we hope you join in on the fun.

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Centennial Community Events


Find Your Parks at Golden Gate

Whether it's nature, history, recreational activities or just getting away from it all that floats your boat, Golden Gate National Recreation Area invites you and your family to come on out and Find Your Park!

While most of the GGNRA is open and free to the public, entrance fees across the country have been waived in honor of the Centennial.In the GGNRA, Muir Woods will be free on the following dates:

·August 25-28, 2016 - National Park Service Birthday Weekend
·September 24, 2016 - National Public Lands Day
·November 11, 2016 - Veterans Day

For those passport stamp collectors, a special 2016 Centennial stamp is available at the Presidio Visitor Center, Muir Woods National Monument Visitor Center and Fort Point Visitor Center.

A mass of new junior Rangers rush to get their badges
New Junior Rangers get their badges at the Crissy Field Junior Ranger Jamboree on May 7, 2016.

Photo by Justin Scott

Every Kid in a Park!

Attention all 4th graders and their families! In celebration of the Centennial, you and your family are invited to visit all your national parks, including Muir Woods National Monument, for free for the entire 2016 year. Download your pass today.

Become a Jr. Ranger! Visit Alcatraz Island, Marin Headlands Visitor Center or Muir Woods Visitor Center any day during the year and ask for your Jr. Ranger booklet. Special Jr. Ranger Day events are being held through the park during the Centennial year. Check our calendar for upcoming events.


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Upcoming Events

Presidio Twilight Thursday, August 25th, 5pm.

California Academy of Sciences National Park NightLife Thursday, August 25th, 6pm.


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  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    History Comes Alive with Juana Briones at El Polín Spring

    Saturday, March 25, 2017

    Join us on a stroll to El Polín Spring. At El Polín we will experience a day in the life of Juana Briones a legendary woman of the Presidio’s past. More

    1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    In front of the Officers’ Club building 50 Moraga Avenue in the Presidio
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

    Public Safety Day

    Wednesday, April 5, 2017

    National Parks are some of the safest places in the country. To keep the public safe National Park Rangers go through extensive training and work with many other emergency service agencies. More

    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Fort Baker (557 McReynolds Rd, Sausalito, CA 94965)

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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