This section highlights all of the ways you can get involved in the effort to preserve dog-walking access in local recreation areas, help to build and strengthen the Eco-Dog community, and to play a part in protecting our open spaces.



Meet & Greet hosted by Congresswoman Jackie Speier for GGNRA Superintendent Christine Lehnertz
Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Nick’s Restaurant, 100 Rockaway Beach Avenue, Pacifica, CA

We want to take this opportunity to thank Congresswoman Jackie Speier for leading the charge to preserve recreation in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

Please join Congresswoman Speier in welcoming Christine Lehnertz, Superintendent of the GGNRA, at Nick's Restaurant in Pacifica, this Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10-11 a.m.

We look forward to working with Superintendent Lehnertz to ensure that recreational opportunities are protected while we continue to be responsible stewards of our environment as we have been doing in the GGNRA for decades.

Please give up an hour or two or your Saturday. Let's get answers and hold National Park Service and Congress accountable to the people who fund both.

Recent History

Rally for Recreation in the GGNRA

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Noon - 12:30
Pacific West Regional Office, National Park Service
333 Bush Street (between Kearny and Montgomery)

The National Park Service just signed a new general management plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Under this new plan, most of Fort Funston, Muir Beach, Rancho Corral de Tierra, Marin Headlands, Ocean Beach and many other areas will be turned into zones where public access is no longer the priority and “may be highly managed” (i.e., access will be more restricted).

RSVP now or read more about it.

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Leash

The following video brings us up-to-date (as of October, 2014) on the latest action around protecting balanced use of the the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA).

You can also watch and share the video via YouTube.

On September 6th, 2013, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) released a DRAFT dog management plan document for public comment. We spent many hours poring over the lengthy document, but it became clear immediately that this proposed rule will further restrict on- and off-leash dog walking in the GGNRA (Crissy Field, Baker Beach, Fort Miley, Ocean Beach, Fort Funston, and parts of the Presidio in San Francisco; Muir Beach, Marin Headlands, Rodeo Beach, Oakwood Valley, 4 Corners in Marin; Milagra Ridge, Mori Point, Sweeny Ridge, Cattle Hill and Rancho Corral de Tierra in San Mateo). We need your help to preserve the historical existence of recreational uses with the conservation and preservation goals of the GGNRA. Watch our eight-minute introductory video on YouTube.

Learn how to write an effective comment letter for the GGNRA Dog Management Plan from the video below, and read our SEIS Comment Guide (104 KB PDF) to learn why many community members find the Draft SEIS poorly reasoned and insufficiently supported by the facts.

You can also view the video on YouTube courtesy of the Crissy Field Dog Group.

Please sign the online petition.

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Be Heard

We make it easy for you to share our message. Find names and addresses of local officials to let them know where you stand. We'll be adding options to send a friend an online postcard and browse draft letters soon.


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Enjoy the Great Outdoors With Your Dog

Find the best beaches and open spaces for a relaxing walk, a hike, or a swim with your dog.

Learn about Local Ecology

Knowledge is power, and there’s a lot to know and love about Bay Area ecology.

Read about Dog Good Citizenship

We've collected some useful tips and guidelines for out-and-about dogs and their guardians.