Explore Your Parks
Discover The Stories Behind America's National Parks
There are a variety of ways that you can support the Golden Gate National Recreation Area: Join the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and support critical research, education and protection activities in the Golden Gate National Parks. Purchase educational and interpretive materials from their on-line bookstore. Become a Volunteer in the Park in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
The key partner in protecting and preserving Alcatraz Island and the rest of the 75,398 acre Golden Gate National Recreation Area is the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Established in 1981, the Park Conservancy’s mission is to:
Preserve the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Enhance the experiences of park visitors
Build a community dedicated to conserving Parks for the future.
Alcatraz Island is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the 390 units of the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. America's national parks preserve an amazing array of natural and cultural resources, as well as offering diverse opportunities for recreational activities.