Golden Gate National Recreation Area

A dog chases seagulls on Ocean Beach in May, 2016. (Nuala Sawyer/S.F. Examiner)

Park Service puts proposed GGNRA dog rules on hold

Under pressure from members of Congress and scrambling to respond to a…

 

Dogs playing on Muir Beach, which is located in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Nov. 2016. (Nuala Sawyer/S.F. Examiner)

Dog owners groups slam park service decision process, release documents on “Woofieleaks” website

Dog owners groups fighting proposed dog management rules for the Golden Gate…

 

(Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. Examiner)

Dog owners disappointed with final GGNRA access rules, plan to sue

A final proposal from the National Park Service released today for dog…

 

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)

Alcatraz Island ferry service receives pardon to remain at Pier 31½

Alcatraz Island ferry service appears to have been granted a stay of…

A rendering shows a new cafe at Pier 31 and a retail and visitor station planned at Pier 33 as part of a new 50-year lease to continue Alcatraz Island ferry service through the Port of San Francisco. (Courtesy National Park Service)
The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Protecting our parks is a priority

Noted historian Wallace Stegner called it “the best idea we ever had.”…

The Muir Woods National Monument in Marin County is part of the expansive Golden Gate National Recreation Area. (Eric Risberg/AP)
National Park Service staff, which oversees the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, decided to remove “recreation” as a guiding principle for managing the space without consulting neighboring communities. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

The worst kind of neighbor

What does it mean to be a good neighbor in a dense…

National Park Service staff, which oversees the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, decided to remove “recreation” as a guiding principle for managing the space without consulting neighboring communities. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
The proposed restrictions on dogs within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Ocean Beach, could have a significant impact on families who rely on the space for outdoor enjoyment. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)

Diversity at stake in fight over the Golden Gate National Recreation Area

As a Mexican-American who loves to hike and camp in the great…

The proposed restrictions on dogs within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, including Ocean Beach, could have a significant impact on families who rely on the space for outdoor enjoyment. (Ben Margot/2015 AP)
Under a proposed rule by the National Park Service, areas within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area could limit — and in some cases ban — the presence of dogs. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

Dog owners aren’t only ones to consider

The proposed National Park Service dog management rule is an opportunity for…

Under a proposed rule by the National Park Service, areas within the Golden Gate National Recreation Area could limit — and in some cases ban — the presence of dogs. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)
Bicyclists ride past Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, toward the Golden Gate Bridge. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Stop calling it ‘Golden Gate National Parks’

Congress created the Golden Gate National Recreation Area “to concentrate on serving…

Bicyclists ride past Crissy Field, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, toward the Golden Gate Bridge. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

Supervisors oppose national park dog restrictions

Canine lovers across San Francisco are barking in protest of the Golden…

The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)
The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

A flawed process rigged from the start

I used to think of the National Park Service as good guys.…

The National Park Service last week announced new rules for where dogs can be walked in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and closed parts of Fort Funston to all visitors. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/2011 AP)

Golden Gate recreation area to receive improvements for people with disabilities under settlement agreement

A settlement agreement has been approved to increase accessibility at the Golden…

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Visitors to Golden Gate National Parks led to $471 million in local spending

The estimated 17 million visitors to Golden Gate National Parks in 2012…

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Evan Ducharme/2013 S.f. Examiner file photo

Some residents continue to bark at off-leash dog restrictions

While some stakeholders still don’t seem to see eye-to-eye on a plan…

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juan pardo/Special to the S.f. ExaminerA surfer walks along Ocean Beach on Wednesday. The EPA says there is a simple explanation for data presented by a YouTube video showing heightened levels of radiation along the Peninsula coast.

Mayor Lee concerned by dog restriction plan impacts

Proposed dog restrictions at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area could lead…

juan pardo/Special to the S.f. ExaminerA surfer walks along Ocean Beach on Wednesday. The EPA says there is a simple explanation for data presented by a YouTube video showing heightened levels of radiation along the Peninsula coast.
(Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner)

Will Golden Gate National Recreation Area plan unleash dog apocalypse?

If you fear romping dogs and poop on your shoe, then beware…

(Mike Koozmin/The S.F. Examiner)
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Popular sand castle contest rescheduled at Ocean Beach

A popular youth sandcastle competition at Ocean Beach has been rescheduled after…

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(Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. Examiner)

Golden Gate National Recreation Area dog walking rules rile owners

A revised version released Friday of a federal dog management plan for…

(Evan DuCharme/Special to The S.F. Examiner)
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office

Presidio Trust enters new era of financial independence

The agency overseeing the Presidio became fiscally self-sufficient for the first time…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerJason Kellerman at his poker company office
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Bay Area herring fishers challenge federal ban

First oysters, now herring. Bay Area Pacific herring fishermen are squaring off…

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