Built over the tops of the Presidio Parkway highway tunnels, the Presidio Tunnel Tops site comprises 14 acres of new national park land—an iconic “must see” San Francisco destination for visitors from across the country and around the world, when it opens on Sunday, July 17, 2022. Thoughtfully designed by James Corner Field Operations (the firm behind New York’s High Line), shaped by community input, and funded by philanthropic gifts, the Presidio Tunnel Tops will feature scenic overlooks with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and The City, paths and gardens, a welcome plaza with food and visitor services, a campfire circle, picnic grounds and more. Kids and adults alike can learn about nature, explore and have fun at the “Outpost” natural playscape and new Field Station. Enrolled programming is planned for Bay Area youth and communities at the expanded Crissy Field Center. The Presidio Tunnel Tops will welcome people from all backgrounds to an inclusive and welcoming space in which to connect with the great outdoors, enjoying a green oasis at the edge of the City. Tunnel Tops is created by the Partnership for the Presidio—the Presidio Trust, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the NPS.
The public is invited to explore this new part of the Presidio beginning July 17, with special activities from 10am to 6pm. Throughout the summer and fall, there will be activities for all to enjoy including a variety of ethnic food choices, DIY picnics, music, movement, nature play, Ranger-led walks, art and more! The opening season will feature culturally relevant and inclusive programming co-created with community organizations, with dates to be announced. Come enjoy your national park!
Where: Start at Presidio Visitor Center, 210 Lincoln Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94129
Who: Presidio Trust, National Park Service and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Cost: Free entry
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