National Parks Service

Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (CBS)

SF Youth Sand Castle Competition Rescheduled After Shutdown

A popular youth sand castle competition at San Francisco’s Ocean Beach has been rescheduled after being postponed earlier this month because of the federal government shutdown.

10/23/2013

Muir Beach

Muir Beach Access Closing For Summer To Protect Salmon

The parking lot and pedestrian areas of Muir Beach are closing this July as an attempt to protect an endangered species of salmon is made.

05/27/2013

credit:  www.alcatrazcruises.com

Parks Service Commemorates 50th Anniversary Of Alcatraz Prison Closing

To commemorate 50 years since the closure of the Alcatraz federal prison, a San Francisco photojournalist spoke Thursday morning about his experience capturing scenes from the final day at “the Rock.”

03/21/2013

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Park Service Restores Alcatraz Graffiti Painted During Native American Occupation

The National Park Service has restored graffiti on Alcatraz that was painted during the island’s occupation by Native Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

01/14/2013

(Promotional image from Fox Broadcasting)

‘Alcatraz’ TV Show Fans Leaving Prison Tours To Search For ‘Secret’ Room

Some fans of the Fox network television show “Alcatraz” have been infiltrating guided tours on the real-life island to search for a top secret room that only exists on the scripted drama.

01/27/2012

Alcatraz Island (Photo credit by GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Fans of ‘Alcatraz’ TV Show Attempting Prison Break-Ins

Some fans of the TV show “Alcatraz” may not be so bright, because they’re infiltrating guided tours on the real-life island to search for a top secret room that only exists on the scripted drama…

01/26/2012

Aerial view of The Presidio and the San Francisco Bay (Presidio Trust)

San Francisco Presidio Gets Boost From 9/11 Inspired Volunteers

More than 40 people came out to volunteer in the Presidio Sunday morning as part of a nationwide effort to inspire volunteer service in observance of the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, park officials said.

09/11/2011

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