UPDATE - Febuary 19, 2015Scoping Begins for
the New Presidio Parklands Project Environmental Assessment
Help us to identify the issues and alternatives to be addressed in the
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the New Presidio Parklands Project. Please participate in any of the monthly
workshops held in the Presidio and other locations around San Francisco or send
us your comments. The project website offers complete details about how to participate and share your feedback. For more information on the Environmental Assessment, view the Notification >>
About the New Presidio Parklands Project
A portion of the elevated highway that cut through the Presidio for seven decades is being replaced with an at-grade roadway hidden from public view by discrete tunnels.
This creates a singular opportunity to establish a magnificent 13-acre landscape that integrates the Golden Gate waterfront with the Presidio’s historic core. The New Presidio Parklands Project encompasses three interconnected sites:
- A 10-acre dramatic designed landscape to be created above the roadway tunnels
- A 3-acre revitalized Crissy Field Center Youth Campus with a “Learning Landscape”
- A gracious new plaza for the Presidio Visitor Center
Our goal is it to create a welcoming place that embraces cultural diversity, creativity, learning, fitness, and fun. It will be a place that is inspired by history and responsive to the needs of visitors, today and in the future.
The Presidio Trust is
the lead agency for this project, directing the planning, compliance, 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.