A Park for the People
Golden Gate National Recreation Area was established on October 27, 1972
The park welcomes over 15 million visitors a year across its more than 82,000 acres of coastal and urban lands, north and south of the Golden Gate Bridge. It includes: Alcatraz Island, the site of a 1969 protest which began the American Indian Civil Rights Movement. Crissy Field and the Marin Headlands, which offer iconic views of the Golden Gate Bridge and city. The Presidio of San Francisco, where military landmarks cross more than 200 years of history and Presidio Tunnel Tops, our newest park site has opened. And our newest addition in San Mateo County: Rancho Corral de Tierra.
1972 - 2022: Honoring Park Lands for the People
These lands are the ancestoral home of the Raymatush Ohlone and Coast Miwok people. Over 50 years ago people from broad backgrounds partnered with organizations, neighborhoods, and government to create the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Today, Non-profit and tribal partners, schools, youth, volunteers and community members shape and enrich our shared park experiences. Much has changed since the park was founded. During this celebration we want to engage communities in new ways as we highlight our work to protect fragile ecosystems and combat climate change. This year, and always, GGNRA prioritizes transformative experiences that help visitors understand and re-imagine our world. Join us as we celebrate the power of people and encourage the next generations of responsible park stewards.
A variety of activities will occur in Golden Gate and surrounding gateway communities throughout 2022 - 2023. Browse our list of anniversary efforts below, follow us on social media and use #GOGA50. Details will be added and updated throughout the year, so check back often! Click here for our special events calendar.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area closely monitors and responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, the park may modify in-person activities. This may change as the year progresses.
Fort Point National Historic Site
Parkwide 50th Anniversary Clean-Up
Project locations vary throughout the GGNRA, Muir Woods, and Fort Point. Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary by rolling up your sleeves and giving the parks some TLC! Volunteers are the heart of GGNRA, so this is also a celebration of all the volunteers that have shared their time and care over the years to keep these special places healthy and thriving.
Sunday, October 30
Saturday, December 03, 2022
October 2022 - August 2023
Get to know your parks. Take this virtual scavenger hunt about three unique Recreation Areas: Glen Canyon and Gateway. Enter your completed worksheet to receive a special prize (while supplies last).
October 27, 2022 - January 15, 2023
A classroom art contest to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Local 4th grade classrooms in Title 1 schools are eligable to enter. Address the contest theme with originality and creativity: one piece of art per classroom can be entered. Deadline is December 16, 2022.
October 2022 - August 2023
To commemorate this important year and continue the capture of the park’s history the GGNRA’s Museum Program is reinvigorating its Oral History Program. People have made this park a success and these oral history interviews will celebrate the power and contributions of those people.
December 2022 - August 2023
Presidio Visitor Center, Main Post
Learn About GGNRA
10.26.22 | KRON-TV KRON4 News at 8am | Camila Barco | Golden Gate National Recreation Area's 50th Anniversary
10.26.22 | KRON-TV KRON4 News at 9am | Camila Barco | Golden Gate National Recreation Area's 50th Anniversary (Charlie Strickfaden interview)
10.26.22 | KNTV-SF (NBC) NBC Bay Area News at 11AM | Golden Gate Recreation Area 50th Anniversary
10.26.22 | KRON-TV KRON4 News at Noon | Camila Barco | 50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
10.26.22 | KTVU-SF (FOX) – KTVU FOX 2 News at Noon | GGNRA Celebrating 50th Anniversary
10.26.22 | KCBS-AM (repeated through day) | Radio Clip
10.26.22 | KRON-TV KRON4 News at 3pm (and repeated hourly) | Camila Barco | 50th Anniversary of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
10.26.22 | KTVU-SF (FOX) – KTVU FOX 2 News at Noon, 5pm, 11pm | GGNRA Celebrating 50th Anniversary
10.26.22 | KNTV-SF (NBC) – NBC Bay Area News at 6 and 11 | Golden Gate Recreation Area 50th Anniversary
10.26.22 | KBCW-TV CBS Bay Area Now | 50th Anniversary Celebration
10.27.22 | KTVU-SF (FOX) – KTVU Mornings on 2 | Allie Rasmus | 50-Year Anniversary for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Last updated: January 18, 2023