Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Golden Gate National Recreation Area

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Park Prescription Program Encourages People to Get Outdoors

March 21, 2013, 8:37 am
By Heather Crowley Spending all day staring at a screen is a reality that most individuals face working in the modern world. Our digital devices all fight for our attention with their beeping and blinking at all hours. Computers, televisions, tablets and cell phones are commonplace essentials. This increased amount ...

Grand, new addition to national park system: Coastal ranch north of Half Moon Bay

December 13, 2011, 7:45 am
A scenic coastal landscape between San Francisco and Half Moon Bay -- home to mountain lions, peregrine falcons and stunning mountaintop views of San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean -- has become the newest addition to America's national park system. The National Park Service announced Monday that ownership of ...

National Park Service will help keep two California State Parks Open

October 18, 2011, 8:06 am
California State Parks Within National Park Boundaries in Marin County Will Stay Open Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor state parks, on the list of California state parks to be closed in 2012, will be kept open, though on reduced schedules, through agreements signed this week by the National Park ...

San Francisco & Golden Gate Recreation Area: Places to Experience Parks

February 17, 2011, 1:16 pm
San Francisco is famed for its Painted Ladies, Chinatown, Golden Bridge and glorious bay. However, there is much more to this town than Ghirardelli Square and Lombard Street. Check out some of the exciting outdoor activities that San Francisco has to offer. Within the greater San Francisco area there are ...

Golden Gate Park's gems are often just short walk away

June 28, 2010, 7:38 am
Golden Gate Park works about the same as Yosemite National Park - 90 percent of the human activity happens in the 10 percent of parkland that is closest to the roadway. People want to visit nature; it is just that they want to make sure they can see their ...

Weekend Getaway: Golden Gate National Recreation Area

January 13, 2010, 5:30 pm
What are you doing on the long Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday weekend? Interested in a weekend get-away combined with a service project on January 18, the National Day of Service? How about throwing a dart on the United States map so that it lands in the San Francisco ...

Golden Gate Bridge adding interactive exhibits

October 22, 2009, 7:28 am
The Golden Gate Bridge, whose graceful beauty and scenic views make it a top tourist destination, will soon add another attraction to lure visitors - an extensive array of outdoor exhibits that explain its engineering and history. The National Science Foundation Tuesday awarded the bridge district $3 million to build the exhibits ...

Celebrate Diversity in Golden Gate National Recreation Area

April 6, 2009, 1:18 pm
Earth Day is celebrated around the globe by people of different backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. With an ecosystem as rich and diverse as its history, the iconic Golden Gate National Recreation Area pays homage to a celebration that we can all believe in.As California evolves and develops, this urban ...

Unsung Heroes—The People Behind Presidio’s Legacy

January 12, 2009, 1:24 pm
For 218 years, the Presidio—located in the San Francisco Bay area—served as an army post for three nations. World and local events, including military campaigns, the rise of aviation, the World’s Fairs and severe earthquakes, left their mark and give the Presidio its distinct character. It is here that ...

Historic Restoration: Cavallo Point – The Lodge at the Golden Gate

December 15, 2008, 12:42 pm
Spectacular views of San Francisco across the bay combine with a breathtaking backdrop framed by the Golden Gate Bridge and the Marin Headlands surrounding the sheltered cove and marina at Cavallo Point, the site of old Fort Baker near Sausalito. This pre-WWI military post built between 1901 and 1910 ...

Crowds Observe World AIDS Day In GG Park

December 2, 2008, 9:56 am
People from across the country gathered in Golden Gate Park's National AIDS Memorial Grove Monday to observe the 20th annual World AIDS ...

National Park Foundation and The Conservation Land Trust Host Wildlands Philanthropy Forum

October 23, 2008, 10:40 am
The National Park Foundation today joined The Conservation Land Trust in convening the Wildlands Philanthropy Forum to explore the opportunities and challenges of conservation philanthropy. Taking place at Fort Baker in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the historic gathering brought together the nation's top conservation, corporate, nonprofit and ...

National Park Name Sought for Golden Gate

July 9, 2008, 7:48 am
The sweeping expanse that includes parts of the San Francisco waterfront, Marin Headlands and iconic sites such as Alcatraz Island and Muir Woods would be renamed the Golden Gate National Parks, under a bill by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The legislation would slap a new moniker on the Golden Gate ...

Golden Gate Bridge toll could skyrocket

May 8, 2008, 4:40 pm
Golden Gate Bridge drivers could find themselves paying a $7 or higher toll if they cross the span during peak periods, under a plan released by the bridge district Thursday. Bridge district officials presented two options: one would increase the cash toll by $1 and the FasTrak toll by 50 ...

San Francisco: Cavallo Point opening soon

April 29, 2008, 3:16 pm
The unveiling of the Bay Area’s first urban national park lodge is just around the corner. Scheduled to open on June 1, 2008, the luxury Cavallo Point, the Lodge at the Golden Gate, is sure to bring serious style to its home base of Ft. Baker, a former military ...