“Today is a day of celebration for San Franciscans as our city opens a majestic new public space,” the president said. Nancy Pelosi. “Presidio Tunnel Tops will serve as a magnificent beacon of recreation, education and community. Through the tireless efforts of the Presidio Trust, the National Park Service, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the immense generosity of many supporters and volunteers, the Visitors to the Bay Area and beyond will benefit from this beautiful new park – now and for generations to come.”
Presidio Tunnel Tops offers scenic vantage points with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the bay and the city, trails and gardens, a reception plaza with food and visitor services, a ring of fire camp, picnic areas and more. Children and adults can learn about nature, explore and have fun in the two-acre “Outpost” playground and field station. Presidio Tunnel Tops opens to the public July 17 kick off with a inaugural season free events and activities for the whole family until October.
About Presidio Tunnel Tops
In 1993, Bay Area leaders, city planners and citizens were faced with the need to replace the seismically hazardous Doyle Drive, which cut off the Presidency in half because it led to the Golden Gate Bridge. A vision to build the highway into tunnels and reconnect the park by creating new land above their tops was proposed and the Presidio Tunnel Tops project was born. Hundreds of hours of community engagement with over 10,000 participants shaped the final site design. James Corner Field Operations, the company behind the New York one high line, was selected as the design partner. This new site allows the Partnership for Presidency to provide more National Park experiences for Bay Area residents and serves as a gateway to the larger Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the broader National Parks system. Led by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Presidio Tunnel Tops campaign has raised over $98 million of the $118 million project. It was built by Swinerton Builders.
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