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Golden Gate National Recreation Area

San Francisco -- A City in a Park

Rich Grant | Posted 06.04.2016 | Travel
Rich Grant

Most cities have parks inside them. But San Francisco is a city inside a park. And an 80,000-acre national park at that. Along the coast, in the bay, on the other side of the bay, and even right through the heart of the city, San Francisco is surrounded.

Two Suspected Vandals Rescued From Cliff, Arrested At California Park

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2015 | Weird News

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Two men suspected of vandalism had to be rescued after becoming stranded on a cliff in a San Francisco-area nation...

For City Parks, 2014 Was the Year That Was (Great)!

Adrian Benepe | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green
Adrian Benepe

Well, 2014 was certainly the "Year That Was" for parks and open space, with many cities finding places to build new parks by creatively reusing abandoned or underperforming infrastructure as parks, and with record levels of new public and private investment in some states and cities.

What's the Big Idea? Debating the Future of a Great Urban Park

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 03.09.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The current, rather frothy debate about proposed development at Crissy Field in the Presidio at San Francisco's Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which arguably ranks in significance with New York's Central Park and Washington, DC's National Mall, deserves more national attention.

Dog Regulations: A Canine Opines or Barking up the Wrong Beach?

Steve Heilig | Posted 02.05.2014 | San Francisco
Steve Heilig

I have been asked to express some thoughts about proposed changes -- meaning, more restrictions -- to dog policy in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). I cannot speak for my estimated 100,000 fellow canines in the city, but will try.

A Modest Proposal to Restore Constitutional Government

Carl Pope | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Carl Pope

While the Tea Party may display the Constitution at their rallies, their movement and their current strategy in Congress are at their heart fundamentally anti-Constitutionalist and anti-Madisonian.

Connecting Everyone to Our National Parks

Neil Mulholland | Posted 09.01.2013 | Impact
Neil Mulholland

Although our national parks are increasingly accessible -- more than 70 are in urban areas and most are within 100 miles of a city -- the parks have struggled to engage growing urban and multicultural populations.

They Did Not Pave Paradise... and We're So Thankful!

The Nature Conservancy in California | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
The Nature Conservancy in California

We're thankful for three remarkable locations that were destined for the bulldozer but were saved from a future under asphalt: the Marin Headlands, the Ramona Grasslands and the Santa Rosa Plateau.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Celebrates Huge Milestone

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Mark Prado | Posted 12.22.2012 | San Francisco

It was the odd combination of America's war machine, a band of determined land conservationists and a soon-to-be tarnished president that helped prese...

Controversial Golf Course Moves One Step Closer To Shutting Down

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.15.2011 | San Francisco

Pacifica's Sharp Park golf course may soon see its last birdie. Although, the park's frogs will probably be safe for a long time to come. In a 6-5 ...

Too Many Puppies? SF Cracks Down On Dog Walkers

Aaron Sankin | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

For professional dog walkers in San Francisco, eight may have to be enough. A measure before the Board of Supervisors regulating dog walkers would ...

Aaron Sankin

No Dogs On The Beach? | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.05.2011 | San Francisco

In a city with more dogs than children, it isn't surprising that a lot of people have strong opinions about where they can and can't let their furry f...

Saving The Bay (It's The Ecology, Stupid!)

George Heymont | Posted 06.11.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

When I first saw Stanley Kramer's 1959 movie, On The Beach, I was living on the East Coast and had no idea what San Francisco looked like. However, a ...

PHOTOS: @HuffPostGreen Asks: What In Nature Can't You Live Without?

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Who knew 140 characters could be so expressive? On Tuesday we asked @HuffPostGreen's Twitter followers what things in nature you just #cantlivewitho...