The park’s cooperating association partner is the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. They work with the park on projects and programs. Please contact them about becoming a member and volunteering.

Western National Parks Association - San Francisco Maritime NHP: In partnership with the National Park Service since 1938, WNPA advances education, interpretation, research, and community engagement to ensure national parks are increasingly valued by all. Western National Park Association produces interpretive publications and other products and manages bookstores in National Park visitor centers nationwide. There is currently no retail location on-site at San Francisco Maritime NHP but does run a webstore ( that offers merchandise related to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Proceeds from these sales support research and interpretive activities in the parks. As a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, WNPA supports 71 national park partners across the West, developing products, services, and programs that enrich the visitor experience.
The Fund for People in Parks was established in 2014 to provide financial assistance and professional services to complete inspirational projects that enhance the visitor experience in western National Parks. The Fund works closely with park staff and the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association to bring private philanthropic support to projects that might not otherwise be funded. The Fund has provided grants for numerous projects at San Francisco Maritime, including replacement or restoration of key features on the C.A. Thayer, Grace Quan, and Balclutha historic ships, a compass rose with the National Park Service insignia at Hyde Street Pier, and two short films documenting the restoration of the Thayer and the art of the Aquatic Park bathhouse.

Last updated: July 29, 2021

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