Parks For The People

Experience a park so rich it supports 19 distinct ecosystems with over 2,000 plant and animal species. Go for a hike, enjoy a vista, have a picnic or learn about the centuries of overlapping history from California’s indigenous cultures, Spanish colonialism, the Mexican Republic, US military expansion and the growth of San Francisco. All of this and more awaits you, so get out and find your park.

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50 Years of Golden Gate

Golden Gate National Recreation Area was established on October 27, 1972

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Plan Like A Park Ranger

Have the best trip you can with these TOP 10 tips from our Rangers.

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International Site of Conscience

At Golden Gate visitors can engage in a history and culture as varied and diverse as they are.

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A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

A highly diverse complex of terrestrial, coastal, and marine environments.

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Indigenous Heritage Month

America is a vast land of many cultures dating back thousands of years to the first people's of the land.


Ohlone and Coast Miwok

Discover stories and cultural heritage shared in national parks and communities across Golden Gate.

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Visitor Accessibility

Find out what accessibility resources are available and how to access them.

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New NPS App!

Access from the palm of your hand: download and experience all 420+ National Parks.

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Most Dog-Friendly National Park

Learn more about where you can enjoy the park with your furry friends.

Last updated: November 1, 2022

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco , CA 94123-0022


415 561-4700

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