FOIA: Reading Room

Welcome to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room

Here you may review responsive documents to some of the Freedom of Information Act requests received by the park.
For a complete list of requests by fiscal year, and their status, refer to the FOIA Logs.

Some information in the Reading Room is considered "raw data" collected by park staff and volunteers and not yet analyzed. Some information is analyzed and presented in the form of final reports.

PLEASE NOTE: Some of the available files are quite large which can result in lengthy download times. File type and size of file are shown in parentheses next to the file name.

Superintendent Exemption

Based on the advice of counsel, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area management has chosen to publicly post the contents of Freedom of Information Act requests on our website. We understand that under this policy some PDF files are posted that are not compliant with the Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1073, specifically for accessibility to people who use adaptive technologies. We are committed to complying with this important requirement and will make records available in alternative formats upon request. Requests can be made at phone (415-561-4700) or by email at:

FOIA documents are organized by topic within the FOIA Reading Room

Documents are contained within zipped files. Click on the blue title of the topic you want to read.
To view the documents in the zipped files, download and extract the zipped file according to which operating system you are using:

In Windows: Download the file and right-click on it. Select Extract All and choose a destination to copy the contents of the zipped file to your computer.

In macOS: Download the file and double-click on it to copy the contents of the zipped file to your computer.

First Amendment Patriot Prayer Event (Zipped file, 4.3 MB)
Zipped file contains copies of final permit, preliminary (unsigned) permit, permit application, email to Patriot Prayer organization, and event cost estimate.

Dog Management (Zipped file, 289KB)
Zipped file contains Federal Register Notices for Withdrawl of Proposed Rule for Dog Management and Termination for the Dog Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.

Dog Management Records
Save Our Recreation FOIA Request (Tracking Number NPS-2016-00154)
For records pertaining to this FOIA request, please email or call (415) 561-4734.

Last updated: May 18, 2019

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