By the Numbers
Craig Kenkel, Acting General Superintendent
Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Craig Kenkel was appointed Acting General Superintendent of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in December 2016. Kenkel’s 33-year career with the National Park Service includes extensive experience managing parks in urban areas. He served previously as Superintendent of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, as well as Deputy Superintendent and Chief of Cultural Resources at GGNRA.
Kenkel has an architecture degree from Iowa State University.
Press Kit Gallery32 Photos
Photos from areas in GGNRA.
Alcatraz - Federal Penitentiary Period69 Photos
Alcatraz was a notorious prison run by the Bureau of Prisons from 1934 to 1963.
Alcatraz - Gardens Restoration3 Photos
Alcatraz - Indian Occupation Period17 Photos
Once Alcatraz closed, the island became a temporary home for the Native American civil rights movement.
Coastal Defenses - Batteries115 Photos
Artillery batteries throughout the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Coastal Defenses - Nike Sites58 Photos
The Golden Gate National Recreation Area has several sites where the Cold War Nike anti-aircraft missiles were stationed: SF-51, SF-59, SF-87, SF-77, and SF-91. SF-88, at Fort Barry, is the only semi-restored Nike missile site in the United States.
Historic Sites6 Photos
National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States.
Fort Point - Military Period37 Photos
Images of Fort Point as a military fortification, beginning from its construction in 1854.
San Mateo Parklands - Mori Point6 Photos
Mori Point, named after farmer Stephen Mori who owned the land in the late 1800s, features beautiful bluffs and dramatic coastline.
Scenic views of Golden Gate National Park Recreation Area.
SF Parklands - Lands End19 Photos
Lands End is a stretch of rocky coast between the Palace of the Legion of Honor and the Cliff House.
SF Parklands - Sutro Baths70 Photos
Sutro Baths was an indoor swimming complex, including a museum and concert hall, opened in the late 1800s by entrepreneur Adolph Sutro. It burned down in 1966.