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November 29, 2016
Port of San Francisco & National Park Service Announce Milestone for Alcatraz Embarkation Point
A 30-year use agreement with two 10-year extensions will bring longevity and improvements to the visitor experience visiting Alcatraz Island.

November 28, 2016
Craig Kenkel Named Acting General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area
The superintendent of Cuyahoga Valley National Park will serve as acting superintendent of GGNRA beginning mid-December.

November 18, 2016
Baker-Barry Tunnel Preservation Project to Begin January 2
A preservation project to improve the Baker-Barry Tunnel will lead to a five-month closure beginning Jan. 2.

November 04, 2016
NPS Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for Muir Woods Sustainable Access Project
A 30-day public comment period is now open for a project related to parking, transit, and pedestrian access at Muir Woods.

October 27, 2016
Point Bonita Lighthouse Reopens with Improved Safety Railing and New Exhibits
The Marin Headlands landmark is welcoming visitors again after a two-month closure for safety improvements.

October 26, 2016
GGNRA Interim Superintendent Aaron Roth Named to NPS Associate Regional Director Position
GGNRA's interim superintendent has been named associate regional director for Facilities and Lands for the Intermountain Region (IMR) of the National Park Service.

October 11, 2016
No Burn Season Starts Nov. 1 at Ocean Beach
A four-month period without recreational fires will improve the health and cleanliness of Ocean Beach.

October 04, 2016
Oct 30 Access Forum
The Berkeley forum seeks public input on various accessibility topics.

October 03, 2016
Fleet Week 2016: Traffic Advisory and Public Safety Notice
Plan ahead to take public transportation to enjoy Fleet Week 2016, and remember, "If you see something, say something."

September 15, 2016
Sept 20 Mill Valley Meeting
The project at Muir Woods National Monument would restore habitat in Redwood Creek for aquatic life, including the federally threatened Coho salmon.

September 14, 2016
Oct 5 Ribbon Cutting
National Park Service ribbon-cuttings celebrate improvements to Milagra Battery Trail & Old Mori Trail in Pacifica.

September 12, 2016
Stinson Beach Improvements
A four-month construction phase will bring improved picnic areas and beach access.

September 08, 2016
Every Kid in a Park Pass Returns
The national parks pass for fourth graders returns for a new school year.

August 23, 2016
Founder's Day 2016
Golden Gate National Recreation Area offers tips for marking the NPS Centennial in the Bay Area.

August 16, 2016
China Beach fire
China Beach in Golden Gate National Recreation Area will remain closed pending investigation and repairs following a structure fire on August 15.

February 09, 2015
New General Management Plan Signed for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods
The National Park Service is pleased to announce that Regional Director Christine Lehnertz has signed the Record of Decision for the General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP) for Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Alcatraz Island, and Muir Woods National Monument. This action authorizes Golden Gate National Recreation Area to implement the new GMP. The plan replaces the 1980 general management plan which effectively guided the park for more than three decades.


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