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.

This Serpentine rock monument was erected in 1968 when the site received its NHL

Portola Expedition 250th Anniversary

On November 4, 1769, the Ohlone people led the Portola expedition to view San Francisco Bay from the top of Sweeney Ridge.

Red painting of Red Power and face with horns, on tan wall

American Indian Occupation, 1969-2019

In 1969, a group of Native American activists arrived on Alcatraz Island. Learn how to get involved with the 50th anniversary commemoration.

bee pollenating flower

A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

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

MIS school student, ohlone woman, charles young, General, and Kents

International Site of Conscience

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

A cell phone camera showing a bridge. White text reads

Golden Gate App

How can I have more info in my pocket?

A couple in wedding attire with the Golden Gate Bridge behind

Special Use Permits

How to get permits for picnics, beach fires, weddings, filming & other special events

Man gives small white dog a treat on concrete ledge overlooking GG Bridge.

Most Dog-Friendly National Park

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

Park visitor using wheelchair accessible trail at Land's End

Visitors with Disabilities

Find out what accessibility resources are available in Golden Gate NRA

Last updated: October 16, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022

Phone:

(415) 561-4700

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