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An unprecedented opportunity exists to create a new gateway to the visitor experience at the Presidio of San Francisco, a new kind of national park site located at the center of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the largest urban national parks in the world.
The Presidio Trust, working with the Golden Gate
National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service, has selected five renowned
firms to develop conceptual design and programming for 10 acres of new
parkland that will be created in the Presidio atop a dramatic bluff with
panoramic Golden Gate views. View the Press Release >>
The design opportunity came about as the result of
the demolition of the 75-year-old freeway leading to the Golden Gate Bridge. It is being replaced by the Presidio Parkway, a new at-grade tunnel-covered
roadway that will connect the two most expansive public spaces in the Presidio:
the historic Main Post and the bay front at Crissy Field.
The project also includes three acres of newly
designed parklands adjacent to the Crissy Field Center, including facilities
and grounds for youth programs offered by the Trust, Conservancy, and National
The Gateway has the potential to become one of the most iconic destinations in the country, attracting a broad cross-section of local, national, and international visitors. The teams are:
The teams' design concepts will be presented to the public in fall 2014. Alongside the professional design teams, the
Presidio Trust is inviting the public to submit their own concepts through an
open “ideas competition” that will launch in May.
We invite the community to learn more about this effort and to share ideas. Additional participation opportunities will be posted here as they are scheduled.
Gateway Site Tours
Learn about the Presidio
Gateway project from members of the project team. Hear more about the vision
for re-connecting Crissy Field with the Main Post. Get your questions answered,
and share your own ideas for this magnificent site.
Presidio Gateway Site Tours are
available every Friday afternoon from 4 to 5 pm. Tours meet in the Presidio
Trust lobby at 103 Montgomery Street, Main Post, in the Presidio.
Reservations are required.
Groups of eight (8) or more may request a private tour.
Approximately ¼ mile of walking is involved, so please wear
Make a reservation or request a special tour >>
Tours with fewer than eight
participants may be cancelled 24-hours prior to start time. Registrants will be
notified via email of any cancellations. Tours will not be conducted on Friday, July 4, 2014.
Thank you to all 350 members of
the public who participated in our Tuesday, May 6 public forum with
the design teams! Your questions and comments are invaluable resources for our
design teams as they begin developing initial concepts for the site.
The next opportunity to meet
and provide feedback to our project and design teams will be in early September
2014. Join the Presidio Gateway email
list for periodic project updates.
The Presidio Trust is
the lead agency for this project, directing the planning, design, and construction
effort and managing community outreach and engagement. The Golden Gate National
Parks Conservancy, the non-profit partner to the Trust and the National Park
Service, serves as the philanthropic and community engagement partner and
supports park restoration and enhancement, education, and visitor service
projects and programs. The National Park Service is engaged as the manager of
the adjacent parklands at Crissy Field and as a partner in interpretation,
visitor services, and programming.