GGNRA Community Programs

Your guide to your local National Park's newest adventures!

Fall and Winter Update!

Happy Fall Community Friends!

Thank you for connecting with us and celebrating our National Park Service Centennial this year! We've had an incredible year full of fun programs, events, and activities that we had had the pleasure of sharing with you all. We hope to keep our friendships going by inviting you and your communities to come back and enjoy your local national parks.

We want to share with you the upcoming programs, events, and exhibits your national parks have to offer for this Fall and Winter. Scroll down for more exiting details!

Warm wishes!

Your friendly Park Rangers and Community Programs & Outreach Team.

Golden Gate National Recreation Area's Upcoming Fall and Winter Events!

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Muir Woods International Migratory Bird Day

Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 9am-2pm

Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, CA, United States

Mill Valley, CA

“Spread Your Wings for Bird Conservation”

Free Event on Saturday, October 22, from 9 am – 2 pm
at the Muir Woods National Monument

Bring the whole family & join us for the IMBD celebration!

We invite people of all ages to a global celebration of birds and borderless migration routes in the Americas. Migratory birds connect communities across continents, inspiring people to improve conditions for birds, all wildlife, and for ourselves.

• Festival at Muir Woods’s main entrance area

• Bird walks from Muir Woods to Muir Beach

• Experience how birds hear with the Natural Sound Society

• Play the dichotomous bird game

• Radio tracking equipment to track California condors

• Arts and Crafts table and bird masks making activities

• Junior Ranger Program

For more information, contact Ranger Paola Bolorino at (415) 561-2814.

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Mission Day of the Dead Fiesta

Saturday, Oct. 29th, 12-4pm

3321 16th Street

San Francisco, CA


Many Latin American cultures celebrate life and honor their heritage through art and stories. Join us to sample yummy cultural treats, create traditional Day of the Dead art and celebrate our heritage.

  • Paint calacas.
  • Get your face painted like a calaca.
  • Make colorful paper flowers.
  • Delicious treats.
  • Wear your Halloween costumes!
  • Remember your ancestors and dedicate a marigold to your loved ones.

Bring the whole family! Para toda la familia!

y en Español aquí:

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Family Halloween at Fort Point

Sunday, Oct. 30th, 1-6pm

Long Avenue

San Francisco, CA

Tis the season to explore the shadowy corners, howling winds, and creaking doors of Fort Point National Historic Site. This family-friendly afternoon is scare-free, but full of global Halloween traditions:

4:30PM: Kids’ costume parade

• 19th Century historic reenactors wandering the halls

• Create Day of the Dead sugar skulls

• Face painting

• S'mores

• Food trucks

• Candlelight tours

Contact: Fort Point National Historic Site,

(415) 556-1693

Harvest Night Hike

Wednesday, Nov. 23rd, 5:30-7pm

Crissy Field Center, San Francisco, CA, United States

San Francisco, CA

Head out to the marsh, to hear magical Ohlone, Spanish, Mayan, Aztec, and Chinese moon myths, on a ranger-led walk. Learn how the harvest is celebrated around the world. Meet at the Crissy Field Center Plaza, 1199 East Beach, on Crissy Field in the Presidio.

Free: All Ages welcome; Reservations required.

For more information or to reserve your spot call 415-561-2805.

Winter Night Hike

Friday, Dec. 16th, 5-7pm

Rob Hill Campground, San Francisco, CA, United States

San Francisco, CA

What comes out at night in your National Park? Come and find out on this family-friendly one hour evening walk that starts at Rob Hill and ends with a storytelling campfire program at the Rob Hill Campground. You’ll hear tales from many cultures about the ways people have welcomed back the sun! Meet at the Rob Hill campground plaza next to the parking lot.

Free: All ages welcome; registration required/ space is limited;


Home Land Security Exhibit

Saturday, Sep. 10th, 9am to Sunday, Dec. 18th, 5pm

Fort Scott, San Francisco, CA, United States

San Francisco, CA

Home Land Security

September 10 – December 18, 2016 at Fort Winfield Scott at Langdon Court

Occupying a suite of former military structures in the Presidio overlooking the San Francisco Bay, Home Land Security brings together works by contemporary artists and collectives from around the globe to reflect on the human dimensions and increasing complexity of national security, including the physical and psychological borders we create, protect, and cross in its name.

We'd love to hear from you!

We'd love to see you again in the parks or at your site! Please don't hesitate to ask us any questions or contact us to book your next program and give us a call to sign up for our fun events.

Ranger Mariajose Alcantara,
Community Programs and Outreach Ranger

Ranger Fatima Colindres,
Community Programs Manager

Ranger Kay Wang,
Outreach and Volunteer Supervisor