Parks For The People

Experience a park so rich it supports 19 distinct ecosystems with over 2,000 plant and animal species. Go for a hike, enjoy a vista, have a picnic or learn about the centuries of overlapping history from California’s indigenous cultures, Spanish colonialism, the Mexican Republic, US military expansion and the growth of San Francisco. All of this and more awaits you, so get out and find your park.

Three seniors sitting on a park bench gaze at the Grand Canyon.

Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass

Learn how to purchase a lifetime Senior Pass and find out about price changes coming Aug. 28.

The original Constitution of the United States of America

First Amendments Permits

Learn about First Amendment permits in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Image showing four cell phones showing different features of the app. A new way to Find Your Park

Download it here!

A new way to Find Your Park

A ranger and visitors look at a 3-D map of the Presidio in the visitor center

New Presidio Visitor Center is Now Open

Check out the Presidio Visitor Center's Newest Features.

cyclist by a puddle

Crissy Field Promenade Gets Some TLC

Loved by 1.2 million visitors a year, the Crissy Field Promenade is undergoing repairs Spring and Summer 2017.

Civilian exclusion order signs hang on brick wall (historic photo)

75th Anniversary Executive Order 9066

The Presidio memorializes this dark moment in history, with a year long exhibit: Exclusion

Two hikers stand on a rock outcropping above a green valley and blue ocean waters.

Places to Go

Where in the parks should you visit next?

A couple in wedding attire with the Golden Gate Bridge behind

Permits (Picnics, Weddings, Film, etc.)

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

Park visitor using wheelchair accessible trail at Land's End

Info for Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available in Golden Gate NRA

Last updated: August 22, 2017

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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