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.

People painting, flying kites, and having fun on Crissy Field

Things To Do

Find out all the things you can do at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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A New Way to Plan Your Muir Woods Visit

To improve your experience and better protect the park, the National Park Service is launching a parking and shuttle reservation system.

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A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

A highly diverse complex of terrestrial, coastal, and marine environments.

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International Site of Conscience

Visitors engage in a history and culture as varied & diverse as they are.

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Download The New App!

A new way to #FindYourPark, download the app here.

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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.

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75th Anniversary Executive Order 9066

Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in WWII Japanese American Incarceration a year long at the Presidio Officers’ Club

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Trails in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin County. #FindYourTrail

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Special Use Permits

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: September 26, 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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