The National Park Service (NPS) has completed its planning process and made a decision on the elements of the final Ocean Beach Fire Program. The final program includes 12 elements designed to create a safe, manageable, and sustainable beach fire program. The final program has been developed following a 44-day public review and comment period, and NPS made a number of changes based on public comment. Through the diligent effort of San Francisco District One Supervisor Eric Mar, the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department has been allocated funds to assist NPS in providing support for maintenance, solid waste collection, public education, and outreach for the program. For more information, visit the project website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/OBfireprogram.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a federal law that gives you the right to access any Golden Gate National Recreation Area, National Park Service (NPS), or Department of the Interior (DOI) records unless DOI reasonably foresees that the release of the information in those records would harm an interest protected by one or more of the nine exemptions (reasons an agency may withhold records from a requester) or release is prohibited by law.
The National Park Service is developing an Interim Trail Plan for Rancho Corral de Tierra (Rancho) in San Mateo County. This project will establish the official trail plan for Rancho until a Long-range Trail Master Plan is completed in the next three to five years. The Interim Plan will confirm uses including hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding, for the designated network of existing trails. The plan does not address or regulate dog walking activities and defers to the Dog Management Plan.
A complete description of the proposed plan and map can be found at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ranchotrailplan under the document list.
The Muir Beach restoration is a landscape-level coastal restoration project designed to bring back natural function to the creek, freshwater wetlands, intermittent tidal lagoon and dunes over a 46-acre site at the mouth of one of the iconic watersheds in the Bay Area. The project has also enhance visitor amenities at the parking lot and picnic area, create interpretive opportunities such as waysides and self-guided hikes, and improve regional trail links.
Firearms In National Parks
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park. It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park.
Visit our Laws and Policies section for additional information.
Information regarding Segway use in the park.
Recently, coyotes have been observed frequenting roadsides and pullouts, and even approaching cars in the Marin Headlands at Golden Gate National Recreation Area. This behavior is consistent with coyotes that are being fed.
"Earth's climate is changing, with global temperature now rising at a rate unprecedented in the experience of modern human society."
-Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, 2004
Find out more about which programs and projects the park has submitted for the Centennial Strategy 2016.