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Presidio Officers’ Club Hosts Naturalization Ceremony in Honor of Veteran’s Day
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) San Francisco Field Office Director Robin Barrett will administer the Oath of Allegiance to 25 of America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony at the Presidio of San Francisco
Presidio Institute and American Express Announce Launch of Leaderosity, an Online Leadership Development Platform
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Today the Presidio Institute and American Express announced the launch of Leaderosity, a new online leadership development learning platform targeting social impact leaders.
Presidio Officers’ Club Celebrates First Anniversary with Fall Schedule of Free Public Events
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Presidio Officers' Club will celebrate the first anniversary of its reopening in October, coinciding with California Archaeology Month and the launch of a new slate of free public programs.
Presidio Trust Partners with SF Zoo and Sonoma State to Return Native Turtles to Mountain Lake
Saturday, September 12, 2015
In the latest phase of Mountain Lake's revitalization, several dozen baby western pond turtles will be released.
Presidio Trust Honored by the California Heritage Council for Historic Building Rehabilitation
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The Presidio Trust was honored by the California Heritage Council for its adaptive reuse of the Presidio Officers' Club and the Inn at the Presidio.
Mountain Lion Sightings Reported in San Francisco and the Presidio
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
White House to Appoint Three New Members to Presidio Trust Board of Directors
Monday, June 29, 2015
Presidio Trust and Highline Kites Partner to Launch New Presidio Kite Expo
Saturday, June 13, 2015
The Presidio Kite Expo includes a kite making pavilion, a display of kites by master kite artisans, team kite “ballet,” and giant creature kites.
Presidio Trust Releases First Native Species Into Mountain Lake
Friday, April 3, 2015
This week the Presidio Trust, with the help of local volunteers, released hundreds of three-spine stickleback fish into the Presidio’s Mountain Lake.
White House Appoints John W. Keker to Presidio Trust Board of Directors
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
John W. Keker has been sworn in to serve on the Presidio Trust Board of Directors. Paula R. Collins, who was appointed to the board in 2012, was voted in as Vice Chair.
Presidio Institute Announces Lenny Mendonca as Senior Fellow
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The Presidio Institute, an initiative of the Presidio Trust that builds upon the Presidio’s legacy of service and public-private partnerships, announced that Lenny T. Mendonca, retired senior partner at the McKinsey & Co. global consulting fir
Presidio Institute Announces Selection of 2015 Cross Sector Leadership Fellows
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The Presidio Institute today announced the selection of twenty-four professionals from businesses, non-profits, academia, philanthropy and government to participate in the Cross Sector Leadership  Fellows program.
Presidio Institute and SMALLIFY Launch X-SECTOR LAB to Spur Rapid, Innovative Solutions to Complex Social Challenges
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The Presidio Institute (Institute) and SMALLIFY today announced the launch of X-SECTOR LAB at the Presidio. The launch expands the Institute’s programmatic offerings designed to help leaders in the non-profit, business and government sectors develop in
Off the Grid and the Presidio Trust announce the return of an Expanded Twilight at the Presidio
Monday, March 9, 2015
Off the Grid and the Presidio Trust are pleased to announce the return of Twilight at the Presidio.
Craig Middleton, Presidio Trust’s First Employee and Long-Time Executive Director, Announces Departure
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Craig Middleton, Executive Director, announced today his intention to leave the Presidio Trust this year after 18 years. Mr. Middleton was the Trust’s first employee and has served as Executive Director for nearly 14 years.
The Presidio Trust Announces 2015 Winter Programming & Events
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
The Presidio Trust today announced its programming and event lineup for the winter 2015 season, which kicks off in January, 2015.  The programs will be a diverse offering of live music, special events, cultural dialogues and family-friendly craft-
Presidio Trust Selects James Corner Field Operations to Design 13 New Acres of Parkland at the Golden Gate
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Today the Presidio Trust announced the selection of James Corner Field Operations (Field Operations), a New York City-based firm, to design 13 acres of new Presidio parkland at the Golden Gate. Field Operations, best known for leading the design and con
SF Rec and Park, School Board, YMCA, National Park Service and Presidio Trust join San Francisco Youth to sign San Francisco Children's Outdoor Bill of Rights
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Today, Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager, and representatives of the National Park Service; Presidio Trust, the office of Supervisor Ferrell, YMCA and the San Francisco Unified School District Board met at Mountain Lake to sign the San Fra
Inn at the Presidio honored with 2014 Historic Hotels of America Award of Excellence
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Historic Hotels of America has awarded Inn at the Presidio with the 2014 Award of Excellence for Best Small Historic Inn/Hotel.  As the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America provides the recog
Presidio Officers’ Club Kicks Off Opening Season Events
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
This week, the Presidio Trust will kick off a full lineup of regularly scheduled programming and events at the newly rehabilitated Presidio Officers’ Club. The historic landmark opened to the public on October 4-5 to thousands of visitors.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi joins Presidio Trust to Celebrate the (Re)Opening of the Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco’s most Historic Building
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, local elected officials, heads of cultural organizations and community partners joined the Presidio Trust today to celebrate the (re)opening of the Presidio Officers’ after a complete rehabilitation.
Five Internationally-Renowned Teams to Present Their Design Ideas for 13 New Acres of Presidio Parklands on September 4
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Today, five internationally-renowned landscape architecture and design teams will share their concepts with the public for 13 new acres of Presidio parklands. The new parklands will be created by the replacement of the elevated highway (Doyle Drive) th
Presidio Officers’ Club Announces Opening Season Events
Friday, August 29, 2014
The Presidio Trust today announced the opening season event lineup for the Presidio Officers’ Club, a former gathering place for military brass that has been reborn into the Bay Area’s next cultural destination. The historic landmark is set to open to
San Francisco’s Most Historic Building to Reopen as the Bay Area’s Next Great Cultural Destination
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Presidio Officers’ Club, first established in 1776 by Spanish explorers and an elite gathering place for Army brass throughout the 20thcentury, will take its place as the Bay Area’s next great cultural destination with exciting public opening festiv
Memorial Day Ceremony at Presidio Marks 50th Anniversary of the Escalation of the Vietnam War
Friday, May 23, 2014
The 146th San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio on Monday, May 26th.
Presidio Trust Announces the September 2014 Reopening of the Presidio Officers’ Club
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
The Presidio Trust announced today that the Presidio Officers’ Club, San Francisco’s most historic building and social center of the Presidio for more than a century, will reopen to the public in September 2014 as a multifaceted cultural destination.
Presidio Trust Partners with Award-Winning Chef Traci Des Jardins to Open The Commissary in the Presidio
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Continuing the Presidio’s culinary evolution, the Presidio Trust and celebrated Bay Area chef Traci Des Jardins, in partnership with Bon Appétit Management Company, will open a new park restaurant –  The Commissary – on May 20.
Presidio Trust Hosts May 6 Public Forum with Five Internationally-Renowned Design Teams to Hear Public Input on Design for 10 New Acres of Parkland
Monday, May 5, 2014
In 2018, the magnificent vistas of the Golden Gate will be more accessible as 10 new acres of parkland are built over the freeway leading to the Golden Gate Bridge, allowing access to Crissy Field from the Main Post of the Presidio once again.
Presidio Institute Welcomes Inaugural Group of Cross Sector Leadership Fellows
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
A prestigious group of professionals from the business, nonprofit and government sectors nationwide arrived this week at the Presidio Institute to participate in the Cross-Sector Leadership Fellows (CSL) program.
Davi Kopenawa, Shaman and Internationally-Renowned Spokesman for Brazil’s Yanomami Tribe, Will Discuss Amazonian National Parks, Land Rights, and the Future of Indigenous Peoples at the Presidio
Thursday, April 24, 2014
The Presidio Trust is proud to welcome Davi Kopenawa, Amazonian shaman and internationally-recognized spokesman for Brazil’s Yanomami tribe, and Fiona Watson of Survival International.
Presidio Trust Selects Five Internationally Acclaimed Firms and Invites Public to Create Vision for New Presidio Parkland
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Presidio Trust, working with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service, has invited five renowned design firms to develop conceptual design and programming for 10 acres of new parkland that will be created in the Pres
Off the Grid and the Presidio Trust Announce the Return of Picnic and Twilight at the Presidio
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Off the Grid, San Francisco’s largest organizer of weekly street food markets, and the Presidio Trust are pleased to announce the return of two popular Off the Grid events Picnic at the Presidio and Twilight at the Presidio.
Presidio Trust Announces New Photo Exhibit and Speaker Series to Open February 19, 2014
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Presidio Trust will open a new photo exhibit Crown Jewels: Five Great National Parks Around the World and the Challenges They Face on February 19 in the Presidio Trust gallery, along with an accompanying speaker series.
Trust Board Votes Not to Move Forward with Mid-Crissy Finalists
Monday, February 3, 2014
The Presidio Trust Board of Directors has unanimously decided not to pursue any of the proposals to build a cultural institution in the historic Presidio along Crissy Field.
Revised Proposals for Mid-Crissy Field Site Received Today by the Presidio Trust
Friday, January 17, 2014
Three teams seeking to develop a cultural institution at a world class site located at Mid-Crissy Field submitted their revised proposals today.
Presidio Trust and Traci Des Jardins Announce Name for Presidio Restaurant to Open this Spring
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Presidio Trust today announced that it will name its much-anticipated new restaurant “The Commissary.”
San Francisco’s Inn at the Presidio Receives Distinguished Honor Award from AIA and Accolades from Top Media as One of America’s Best Inns
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter, recently presented Inn at the Presidio with their distinguished Honor Award for Historic Preservation.
Free Weekend Shuttle Service Now Connects the Presidio to Downtown San Francisco
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
A new weekend shuttle service offers visitors a free ride to the Presidio from the Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero BART.
Presidio Welcomes its own Goat Herd
Monday, December 23, 2013
The Presidio Trust recently added a herd of Boer goats to its groundskeeping crew to help clear non-native vegetation from the park.
First Presidio residents celebrate 18 years in the park
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Presidio’s longest term residents, Marc Kasky and his wife Cat Carr, recently marked their 18th year in the Presidio.
Presidio Celebrates a Decade of Reforestation
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Since 2003, the Trust's Forestry program has planted 3,500 Trees to revitalize the park's beloved green canopy.
Google Trekker Maps the Presidio's Trails
Monday, November 25, 2013
Visitors can now use Google Maps to virtually visit the Presidio’s beloved trails and overlooks.
Trust Invites Mid-Crissy Finalists to Revise Proposals
Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Board of Directors of the Presidio Trust reaffirmed this week its strong commitment to accomplishing an outcome in the Mid-Crissy area that will protect the park and bring long-term benefit to the Presidio and its visitors.
The Presidio to welcome student on cross-country quest to visit national parks and meet others who share his name
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The Presidio Trust announced it is welcoming an east coast high school student on a journey across the U.S. to meet others who share his not-uncommon name.
FOR-SITE Foundation and the Presidio Trust announce the opening of Andy Goldsworthy’s Tree Fall
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
The FOR-SITE Foundation, in partnership with the Presidio Trust, is pleased to announce the opening of Tree Fall, a new work by artist Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio of San Francisco on Saturday, October 19, 2013.
Off the Grid and the Presidio Trust Announce an all New Outdoor Dining Experience
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Starting October 2, 2013 visit Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio every Wednesday for a camping-inspired dinner event.
Presidio Trust Receives Final Proposals for Mid-Crissy Field Site
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Presidio Trust received three distinct proposals for new cultural institutions to redevelop the stunning Mid-Crissy Field area.
Presidio Trust Launches New Food Program
Monday, September 16, 2013
The Presidio Trust is partnering with celebrated Bay Area chef Traci Des Jardins to create a Presidio food program including to include a restaurant, mercantile, catering, and culinary Classes.
White House, Presidio Institute Cultivate Cross-Sector Collaboration at Local Forum
Friday, September 6, 2013
On Sept. 10, 2013 the Presidio Institute and the White House will co-host a forum on cross-sector leadership.
The Family Day Kite Festival Flies into the Presidio on August 17
Monday, August 12, 2013
A beloved San Francisco tradition finds a new home at the Presidio's Main Post.
Memorial Day Ceremony Marks 60th Anniversary of Korean War's End
Friday, May 24, 2013
Max Cleland, Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will speak at the 145th San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony.
Three Concepts for Crissy Field Site Advance to the Next Round
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The Presidio Trust has invited three teams into the next and final round of competition for the former Commissary site on Crissy Field.
Presidio Trust Receives Cultural Landscape Foundation Award
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and National Park Service received a Stewardship Excellence Award on April 4.
Presidio's First "Green" Neighborhood Receives Unique Honor
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Public Health Service District has become the first U.S. neighborhood to be LEED ND certified.
Concepts Abound for Presidio's Mid-Crissy Site
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Presidio Trust  has received 16 concept proposals for repurposing a stunning site on Crissy Field.
Presidio Trust Expands Popular Inn at the Presidio
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The popular 22-room Inn at the Presidio will soon be expanded to include an additional four rooms in a nearby historic house.
Rare 'Transplant Gives New Life to Historic Buildings
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Two historic Presidio warehouses, meticulously deconstructed to make way for the Presidio Parkway project, are helping breathe life into a reconstructed building taking shape not far from Crissy Field.
New National Center for Service & Innovative Leadership Director
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The vision of creating a national campus focused on solving social challenges has reached a milestone with the appointment of social entrepreneur Greg Werkheiser as the project’s founding director.
Leader Pelosi Honors Veterans with Art + Service in the Presidio
Friday, November 9, 2012
On Veterans Day, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will publicly recognizing Bay Area veterans at the Celebration through Art and Service, which will also volunteer opportunities for the public.
Trust's High-Tech Approach Wins Preservation Design Award
Monday, October 15, 2012
A pioneering approach to the seismic strengthening of historic buildings has earned the Presidio Trust a prestigious Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation.
Sunday Picnics at the Presidio Start October 7
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Presidio Trust and Off the Grid are partnering for a unique San Franicsco culinary experience.
Film in the Fog to Feature "Hugo" and Air National Guard Band
Monday, September 24, 2012
The award-winning Martin Scorsese classic is complemented by food and music.
Inn at the Presidio Earns the Park's Fifth LEED Gold Certification
Friday, September 7, 2012
The Inn showcases the Trust’s commitment to historic preservation and green building design.
New Presidio Overlooks Offer "Golden" Views
Monday, August 13, 2012
A new trail provides easy access to the park's latest vistas - the Paciific + Golden Gate Overlooks.
President Obama Taps Business + Civic Leaders for Trust Board
Friday, August 10, 2012
President Obama named two Bay Area leaders to the Trust board, Paula R.Collins and Alex Mehran,  and reappointed board chair Nancy Bechtle.
Herencia Española y Mexicana se Destaca en el Manantial El Polín
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Cada mes de junio, El Presidio conmemora su fundación y celebra a los primeros pobladores de California.
Month of Public Events to Celebrate the Renewal of El Polín Spring
Friday, June 1, 2012
Throughout the month of June the Presidio Trust, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and National Park Service are welcoming the public back to El Polín Spring with a month-long celebration of this rich ecological and archaeological site.
Presidio Hosts 144th Memorial Day Ceremony
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Drawing more than 2,500 people, the Presidio ceremony is one of the largest Memorial Day events in the nation.
Presidio Kicks off Golden Gate Bridge 75th Celebration
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Presidio Trust and its partners are celebrating the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary with a new exhibit, a film festival, and two-evening concerts.
Contemporary Historians at the Presidio Opens Second Season
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Dr. Richard Stewart examines America's relationship with the country's armed forces in the Presidio Trust's Contemporary Historians at the Presidio lecture series.
Rare Look Inside Iconic Montgomery Street Barracks
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Presidio Trust is inviting the public “inside the construction fence” for a unique look at the newly rehabilitated Montgomery Street Barracks.
Presidio Celebrates Juana Briones for Women's History Month
Friday, March 23, 2012
Interpretive walking tours and bilingual signs at El Polín Spring give the public new insight into one of the most influential women of the Bay Area.
Popular Concerts at the Presidio Begins 7th Season
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Some of San Francisco’s most talented young musicians will be on display when the popular Concerts at the Presidio series returns to the park.
Bounty of Affordable Holiday Fare at the Presidio
Thursday, December 15, 2011
The holiday tree is aglow and the winter light is beautiful – come out to the Presidio to enjoy the park and a bevy of affordable holiday programs.
Presidio Dance Theatre Opens New Home on the Main Post
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Presidio Dance Theatre has moved to a spectacular new Presidio Performing Arts Center and will celebrate with a grand opening gala and performance.
Tree-Lighting Ceremony Kicks Off Presidio Holiday Season
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
A decades old Presidio tradition continues Friday, December 2, when the public is invited to Holiday Lights, the Presidio’s annual tree-lighting ceremony.
Presidio's Public Health Service District Wins Governor's Award
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Presidio Trust and its partners, Forest City Enterprises and Perkins+Will, have been awarded the Governor’s Historic Preservation Award by the California State Office of Historic Preservation for the revitalization of the Public Health Service Distr
"Redmond Kernan Lecture" Explores San Francisco's Port
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Historian and author Michael Corbett recounts the rarely told story of the Port of San Francisco in the Presidio Trust’s annual Redmond Kernan Lecture on Thursday, November 17.
Presidio Trust Hosts Day of Service on Veterans Day
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Hosted by the Presidio Trust, Swords to Plowshares, Mission Serve, and Civic Assets, a volunteer event is part of a nationwide effort to establish Veterans Day as a day of service and celebration
Adobe Walls Re-Discovered in San Francisco's Oldest Building
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Officers' Club is undergoing a comprehensive rehabilitation that includes the repair and stabilization of the building’s original adobe.
Presidio's El Polin Spring Revitalized to Highlight Archaeological, Natural Treasures
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
El Polín Spring has been revitalized as a welcoming retreat and a focal point for outdoor education in the heart of the Tennessee Hollow Watershed.
Final Days to Experience "Presidio Habitats" Exhibition
Friday, October 7, 2011
Presidio Habitats, the unique, site-based art exhibition that has showcased Presidio nature and wildlife like never before is closing October 16.
Presidio Takes Home Two Prestigious Preservation Design Awards
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The historic preservation of the Presidio's Officers' Club and rehabilitation of the Presidio Landmark earned the Presidio Trust two awards from the California Preservation Foundation.
Presidio Hosts 10th Annual Teachers' Night
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Presidio Trust makes history matter when it hosts its 10th Annual Teachers’ Night, Thursday, October 6.
Film Noir "Dark Passage" Marks 10th Anniversary of Film in the Fog
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Film in the Fog when the Presidio Trust and the San Francisco Film Society present the film-noir thriller, Dark Passage.
Presidio Creeks Spring Back to Life
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
As the height of dry season arrives in San Francisco, the work to restore and expand the wetlands at Dragonfly Creek begins again this week in the Presidio.
Presidio 9-11 Event Part of Historic Day of National Service
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Presidio Trust is joining the nationwide effort to inspire millions of Americans to voluntarily engage in service in observance of the upcoming 10-year Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Andy Goldsworthy's "Wood Line" Celebrates the Presidio Forest
Friday, August 19, 2011
British artist Andy Goldsworthy returns to the Presidio to complete his second piece in the park, Wood Line.
Geocaching "High Tech Hide-and-Seek" Offers Family Fun
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Trust, in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation, has brought Ranger Rick’s Geocache Trails to the Presidio.
Contemporary Historians Lecture Series Goes Hollywood
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Film historian Linda Harris Mehr exploreswhat popular films reveal about the American psyche in the Presidio Trust’s new lecture series, Contemporary Historians at the Presidio.
Outdoor Nation Summer Youth Summits Culminate in San Francisco
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Outdoor Nation, the youth-led movement championing the outdoors, is coming to San Francisco, the fifth and final stop on the series of 2011 Youth Summits.
Presidio Hosts 12th Annual "Pasados del Presidio"
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The Presidio is hosting a “birthday party” for the city of San Francisco, commemorating the journey of a group of soldiers and pioneering families from Mexico to the bay.
Presidio Volunteers to Help Bring Spring's Historic Channel Back to Light
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Part of El Polín Spring will be unearthed this weekend when the Presidio Trust hosts the first of four Community Archaeology Digs this Saturday, June 18.
Presidio's Newest Trail Links Mountain Lake and Baker Beach
Friday, June 3, 2011
A new trail now provides bird watchers with a convenient path through a restored dune habitat behind the former Public Health Service Hospital.
Presidio Trust and National Japanese American Historical Society Sign Agreement
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Presidio Trust today signed a cooperative agreement with the National Japanese American Historical Society (NJAHS) to rehabilitate an historic warehouse where Japanese Americans were trained in strategic and tactical operations.
Presidio to Host 143rd Memorial Day Ceremony
Thursday, May 26, 2011
The 143rd San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony, one of the largest Memorial Day events in the nation, will take place at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio on Monday, May 30.
Free "Fingerprint Your Child" Event at the Presidio
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
As part of National Missing Children’s Day, the Presidio Trust, along with the United States Park Police and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, are holding a free “Fingerprint Your Child” event on Wednesday, May 25.
Presidio's West Crissy Field Transformation Nears Completion
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Two new tenants are helping to expand and create a dynamic recreation and education destination at West Crissy Field.
Presidio's Historic Cavalry Barracks Rehab Earns LEED Gold Rating
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
The Presidio’s historic Cavalry Barracks has been awarded a gold certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Renowned Historians to Speak at the Presidio
Thursday, May 5, 2011
The Presidio Trust is launching a new lecture series this month featuring some of the nation’s pre-eminent historians.
Presidio Habitats Exhibition Extended
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The Presidio Trust and the FOR-SITE Foundation have announced that Presidio Habitats has been extended through the summer 2011.
Winged Wisdom Creator Philippe Becker to Join Presidio Volunteers
Monday, March 7, 2011
Artist Philippe Becker will join Presidio Trust volunteers Tuesday, March 8 at 10 am as they pack the letters of Winged Wisdom, the piece he created for the Presidio Habitats exhibition, with fresh straw.
Presidio Trust Board of Directors Adopts Record of Decision
Thursday, February 24, 2011
After years of planning, public discussion, and collaboration with regulatory agencies, a plan to restore the Main Post of the Presidio as the “heart of the park” has been approved.
Presidio Concerts Spotlight Young Talent
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The popular Concerts at the Presidio series opens its sixth season with a piano concert featuring the music of Frédéric Chopin.
Bounty of Affordable Holiday Fare at the Presidio
Monday, December 13, 2010
There is a bounty of free or affordable holiday events available at the Presidio.
Presidio Create with Nature Family Day
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Kids and adults alike will get a chance to create their own outdoor art at the Presidio’s next Create with Nature family day.
Magical Tree-lighting Ceremony Kicks Off the Holiday Season
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A decades old Presidio tradition continues on when the public is invited to the Presidio for Holiday Lights.
Presidio Exhibit High in Fiber
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The works of more than three dozen artists are on display in a unique and colorful exhibit now open at the Presidio Officers’ Club.
Surprising Discoveries Shed New Light on Presidio's Past
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Presidio Trust archaeologists working on the revitalization project at El Polin Spring have made two startling discoveries that shed new light on San Francisco’s earliest settlements.
Presidio Teachers' Night Celebrates Bay Area Educators
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
The Presidio Trust hosts its annual Teachers’ Night Thursday, October 7 from 5-7 pm at the Golden Gate Club.
Open House Celebrates the Rebirth of the Public Health Service District
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Presidio’s historic Public Health Service District has been rehabilitated as a welcoming new gateway to the Presidio.
Indoor Trampoline Park Brings "Bounce" to Crissy Field
Thursday, September 9, 2010
A rehabilitated former airplane hangar will soon be “giving flight to the flightless” when the Presidio’s newest recreation attraction, House of Air, celebrates its grand opening.
Last of Presidio's Historic Homes Ready for Move-In
Thursday, September 2, 2010
The Presidio Trust is putting the finishing touches on seven historic homes along Wyman Avenue in the Presidio’s Public Health Service District.
Busy Fall at the Presidio Kicks Off with Free Shakespeare in the Park
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Enjoy a rollicking tale about the complications of love romance and friendship when Free Shakespeare in the Park begins a busy fall events season at the Presidio.
President Obama Names Three to Presidio Trust Board
Monday, August 9, 2010
President Barack Obama has appointed two prominent Bay Area business leaders and a longtime parks advocate to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors.
Presidio Trust Awarded Prestigious California Preservation Foundation 2010 Preservation Design Award
Monday, July 19, 2010
The Presidio Trust is pleased to announce that it will be a recipient of the prestigious California Preservation Foundation 2010 Preservation Design Award in the Cultural Resource Study category.
41st Annual National Watercolor Exhibition Returns to the Presidio
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Nearly 100 stunning portraits, landscapes, and other works will be showcased in Water+Color: California Watercolor Association 41st Annual National Exhibition.
Presidio Hosts 11th Annual "Pasados del Presidio" Commemorating San Francisco's Birthday
Thursday, June 24, 2010
For the 11th consecutive year, the park is hosting Pasados del Presidio, a series of free public programs commemorating “San Francisco’s birthday” and the founding of the Presidio.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Some of the most creative and unique works of schoolchildren are on display at the second annual Mission Possible exhibit at the Presidio.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The Presidio Trust is hosting a series of trail and habitat maintenance projects to celebrate National Trails Day with the help of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.
Presidio to Host 142nd Memorial Day Ceremony
Thursday, May 27, 2010
The 142nd San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio on Monday, May 31.
Presidio Trust Awarded First LEED Gold Rating for Historic Building Rehabilitation
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the former nurses' dormitory rehabilitation a gold certification in the Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
Presidio Habitats Exhibition Offers Unique Look at Presidio Wildlife
Thursday, May 13, 2010
An international group of artists, designers, and architects designed unique habitat sculptures for an indoor/outdoor art exhibition celebrating Presidio nature and wildlife.
Annual Bike to Work Day Event Expected to Draw Hundreds of Riders
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
For the 11th consecutive year hundreds of people who work at the Presidio will trade four wheels for two as they celebrate Bike to Work Day this Thursday, May 13.
"Green" Seed and Plant Lab Blossoms at the Presidio
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
On Wednesday, May 12 the Presidio Trust and its partners, the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and the National Park Service, unveil the Seed and Plant Lab.
Culture of Service Takes Root at the Presidio
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
A team of AmeriCorps members is joining forces with veterans from Swords to Plowshares to create a community garden at the organization’s Veterans Academy in the Presidio.
San Francisco's Only Overnight Campground Set to Re-open
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thousands of Bay Area families and groups will be falling asleep under the stars when San Francisco’s only overnight campsite, the Presidio’s Rob Hill Campground, re-opens Saturday, May 1.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Presidio with 4th Annual "Earth Stroll"
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Earth Stroll, a family-friendly, interactive adventure around Crissy Field, takes place Saturday, April 17 from 10 am until 2 pm at the Crissy Field Center.
Presidio's Walt Disney Family Museum Earns "Deal of the Year" Award
Monday, March 29, 2010
Successfully bringing the Walt Disney Family Museum to the Presidio’s Main Post has earned the organization a highly competitive “Real Estate Deal of the Year” award.
Birds Flocking to the Presidio
Monday, March 15, 2010
Biological technicians and birdwatchers fanned out across the Presidio for the annual census of the park's bird population.
Swords to Plowshares Vets to Help Care for Presidio Pet Cemetery
Monday, March 15, 2010
The Presidio Trust and the Swords to Plowshares Veterans Academy are kicking off a new partnership that will ensure long-term stewardship of the Presidio Pet Cemetery.
Catch "Big Air" in the Presidio
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The Presidio’s West Crissy Field will have another recreation option this summer when House of Air, an indoor trampoline park, opens.
Presidio Concerts Spotlight Young Talent
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
One of San Francisco’s cultural gems returns to the Presidio as the popular Concerts at the Presidio series opens its fifth season.
Free Presidio Exhibit Explores Jewish Experience in China
Friday, February 12, 2010
Through dozens of photographs, documents and other memorabilia, The Jews in Modern China traces the experience of Jewish refugees who found sanctuary in China.
Presidio to Host Free Screening of "Inside Buffalo"
Friday, February 5, 2010
The Presidio Trust, in conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consul General of Italy, is hosting a free screening of the award-winning documentary Inside Buffalo.
Presidio at "Fore" of Sustainable Golf Course Management
Thursday, February 4, 2010
The Presidio golf course has been recognized as a leader in environmentally sensitive golf course management.
Plant Thought to be Extinct Gets New Home in Presidio
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
A rare Franciscan Manzanita thought to be extinct in the wild for nearly 70 years has been transplanted to a new, protected location in the Presidio.
San Francisco Community Leader and Park Advocate Nancy Hellman Bechtle Elected New Chair of Presidio Trust Board of Directors
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Presidio Trust Board of Directors has elected Nancy Hellman Bechtle as the new chair of the Trust board.
Bounty of Free Holiday Fare at the Presidio
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Presidio offers an array of affordable or free holiday fare to get your and your family out in the park.
Friday Night Lights
Monday, November 30, 2009
A decades old Presidio tradition continues this Friday, December 4, when the public is invited to the Presidio for Holiday Lights, the annual tree-lighting ceremony.
Popular Presidio Exhibit Travels to the Philippines
Monday, November 23, 2009
The Presidio Trust’s powerful and moving exhibit, War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915 begins a three-month showing in Manila in December.
Presidio Exhibit Examines Japanese American Wartime Experience
Thursday, November 5, 2009
A new exhibit opening at the Presidio tells the story of America’s Nisei heroes, Japanese-American soldiers recruited for secret training at the Military Intelligence Service language school at the Presidio.
New Presidio Overlook Honors Nation's Soldiers
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The new National Cemetery Overlook provides a contemplative vantage point commemorating the sacrifices of American soldiers.
Bay Area Ridge Trail Celebrates 10 Years in the Presidio
Thursday, October 22, 2009
A key segment of the Bay Area Ridge Trail winds through the Presidio, featuring some of the Presidio's most iconic landscapes.
Presidio Earns Two Preservation Design Awards
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
An historic airplane hangar that’s been reborn as a swim school for kids and one of the Presidio’s historic gateways have been honored with Preservation Design awards.
Presidio Teachers' Night Celebrates Bay Area Educators
Monday, October 5, 2009
Bay Area teachers will move into the spotlight when the Presidio Trust hosts its annual Teachers’ Night this Thursday, October 8.
Presidio to Participate in Park(ing) Day 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
In cities around the globe today, people will temporarily transform parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called PARK(ing) Day.
Presidio Hosts "Welcome Home" Celebration for Returning Veterans
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Presidio is playing host to a unique outreach and education event honoring veterans returning from combat around the world.
Temporary Road Closures in the Presidio to Study Effects on Traffic
Thursday, September 17, 2009
The Presidio Trust will undertake a month-long traffic management study to examine how various traffic calming measures will affect traffic conditions in the park.
Grease is the Word as Presidio Hosts 8th Annual "Film in the Fog"
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Presidio Trust and the San Francisco Film Society present the 8th annual Film in the Fog featuring Grease.
Presidio's Historic Log Cabin Getting a Facelift
Monday, September 14, 2009
Presidio Trust carpenters are restoring the exterior walls of the park’s historic Log Cabin in a unique and specialized repair project.
Young Raptors Take Flight at the Presidio
Friday, August 28, 2009
Nearly 50 raptors to have “fledged” from nests throughout the Presidio over the last several weeks, revealing a robust and thriving raptor population.
Free Shakespeare in the Park Returns to the Presidio
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Enjoy the madness and romance of The Comedy of Errors as the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival returns to the Presidio for a 27th season of Free Shakespeare in the Park.
Presidio to Hold First Live Auction of Antiques, Vintage Property
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The Presidio Trust, in association with the General Services Administration, is holding its first ever live auction of items collected by the Salvage Department.
High-Tech Hunt for Presidio's Archaeological Remains
Monday, August 3, 2009
Nearly 20 archaeologists from around the country will descend on the Presidio this week, in the hope that cutting-edge technology will reveal some of the Presidio’s oldest secrets.
Historic Presidio Forest to Add 100 Coast Redwood Trees
Friday, July 31, 2009
One hundred Coast Redwood trees will be planted in the historic Presidio forest thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Feigenbaum-Nii Foundation.
John J. Reynolds Appointed to Presidio Trust Board of Directors
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Presidio Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of John Reynolds to the Trust Board of Directors.
Free Presidio Exhibit Celebrates 70th Anniversary of the Golden Gate International Exhibition
Thursday, July 16, 2009
A new, free exhibit at the Presidio Officers' Club brings the wonder of the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition back to the Presidio.
Teeing It Up at the Presidio
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The second oldest golf course in Northern California, the Presidio Golf Course has a rich and storied history as a civilian club, an Army club, and an historic Army base.
Presidio Hosts 10th Annual "Pasados del Presidio" to Commemorate San Francisco's Birthday
Monday, June 22, 2009
The Presidio is hosting Pasados del Presidio, a series of free public programs commemorating “San Francisco’s birthday” and the founding of the Presidio.
Hikes Show Off Newest Presidio Trails
Friday, June 19, 2009
With a network of trails growing rapidly and undergoing extensive upgrades, the Presidio Trust is offering a series of guided hikes along some of the park’s newest trails.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Mission Possible: An Exhibit of California Mission Models Created by San Francisco 4th Graders opens Wednesday, June 17 at the Presidio’s Officers’ Club.
Presidio Open House Offers Sneak Peak of Natural Resource Projects
Monday, June 15, 2009
More than two dozen Presidio sites will be transformed over the next year as restoration, maintenance and other projects get underway.
Presidio to Host Archaeology Camps
Friday, June 12, 2009
Presidio archaeology camps allow fourth through either graders the chance to investigate the Presidio's past through hands-on activities.
Wildflower Not Seen for Nearly a Century Returns to the Presidio
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Smooth Owl's Clover, a native flower not seen in the Presidio for 92 years, was recently discovered near Fort Scott.
Presidio's "Front Door" Getting Makeover
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Crews began work on the Lombard Gate, the last of the three historic entrances to the Presidio to be restored, this month.
Presidio to Host 141st Memorial Day Commemoration
Monday, May 18, 2009
The Presidio hosts the 141st San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony, which includes a procession, speakers, and gun salute, at the San Francisco National Cemetery.
Presidio Campfire Remembers Japanese-American Wartime Experience
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
On Saturday, May 16 the public is being offered a chance to hear the “untold” story of the Military Intelligence Service language school in the Presidio.
Presidio Celebrates Bike to Work Day
Monday, May 11, 2009
For the 10th consecutive year, hundreds of people who work at the Presidio will put aside their car keys in favor of a helmet and bicycle as they celebrate Bike to Work Day.
Presidio Launches Forest Stewardship Volunteer Program
Monday, May 4, 2009
The Presidio Trust is introducing a new, monthly volunteer opportunity that will give the community a chance to help care for the historic Presidio forest.
Tour Showcases Hidden Gardens and Landscapes of Fort Scott
Monday, May 4, 2009
The Presidio Trust is offering the public tours of the hidden gardens and landscapes of Fort Scott, including Dragonfly Creek, Presidio Nursery, and a victory garden.
Presidio Trust and City Carshare Join Forces
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Trust and City CarShare are providing a Toyota Prius hybrid that will be available to all City CarShare members, including those who live and work at the Presidio.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Goldsworthy at the Presidio, a free exhibit that tells the story of British artist Andy Goldsworthy’s Spire, has been extended.
Presidio's Historic Forest Stands Tall on Arbor Day
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This Friday, April 24, as the country celebrates Arbor Day, the Presidio forest will celebrate its 123rd birthday.
Celebrate Earth Day at the Presidio with Third Annual "Earth Stroll"
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Celebrate Earth Day with a family-friendly, interactive adventure at Crissy Field.
Top Honors for Presidio's Self-Guided "Walk through Time"
Thursday, April 9, 2009
History and modern technology converge to give Presidio visitors a unique interactive experience along the park’s oldest footpath.
Presidio Wildflowers Bursting with Color
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Spring has sprung at the Presidio, and one needs to look no further than their feet to see the evidence in the form of plentiful wildflowers.
Buffalo Soldiers' Story Comes to Life at the Presidio
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The experience of the Buffalo Soldiers in the Philippines at the turn of the 20th Century will be brought to life in a production of Buffalo'ed.
"Guerilla Painting" Comes to the Presidio
Monday, March 23, 2009
As part of the California Watercolor Association’s 40th Annual National Exhibition, the Presidio will host two plein air “paint outs."
40th Annual National Watercolor Exhibition Comes to the Presidio
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The work of first-place winner, Danville artist Yong Paik will be showcased along with nearly 100 stunning works in Water+Color: California Watercolor Association’s 40th Annual National Exhibition.
Presidio Cavalry Barracks to Ride Again
Monday, March 9, 2009
Work is beginning on the rehabilitation of the Cavalry Barracks, a two-story, wood-frame barracks near the stables.
Open Houses Showcase Presidio's Vision for Main Post
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
As plans to revitalize the heart of the Presidio move into a new phase, the public is getting a new opportunity for an up close look at the Presidio Trust’s vision for the historic Main Post.
Presidio Trust Issues Revised Main Post Planning and Compliance Documents
Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Presidio Trust today released three draft compliance documents that describe and analyze the “preferred alternative” for revitalizing the Main Post.
Love is in the Air
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Volunteer birdwatchers at the Presidio have been hearing the telltale mating call of the park’s resident owls, signaling the start of the owl’s mating season.
Valentine's Day "Stroll through Time" on Lovers' Lane
Friday, February 6, 2009
On Valentine’s Day, the San Francisco Bureau of Urban Secrets brings Lovers’ Lane’s past into the present with a self-guided storytelling experience.
The Presidio's Latest "1,000 Steps"
Friday, February 6, 2009
The new Immigrant Point Connector Trail creates a safe and well-defined path from the sandy, forested area below Immigrant Point Overlook to the Presidio’s wild western coastal bluffs.
Presidio a Popular Place for Birds
Thursday, February 5, 2009
About a dozen birdwatchers recently fanned out across the Presidio for the annual census of the park’s bird population.
"Teddy Roosevelt" and "Mark Twain" to Appear at the Presidio
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Two historical figures will make special appearances at the Presidioa s part of two new programs associated with the current exhibit War & Dissent.
"Outward Bound" Bound for the Presidio
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The Presidio Trust is pleased to announce a new partnership with Outward Bound that will provide outdoor educational opportunities at the Presidio to underserved local youth.
The Presidio's Dr. Delehanty Goes to Washington
Friday, January 16, 2009
Presidio Historian Dr. Randolph Delehanty has been asked to write an article on the history of the White House for Museum magazine.
Home for the Holidays
Monday, December 22, 2008
From caroling to art and history exhibits, the Presidio offers a bounty of free holiday fare.
San Francisco's Oldest Neighborhood Given New Lease on Life
Friday, December 12, 2008
A half-dozen historic Civil War ear former officers’ homes along Funston Avenue have been given new life.
New Life for Presidio's Largest Historic Building
Friday, December 5, 2008
The first steps in the rehabilitation of the former Public Health Service Hospital began with the demolition of the non-historic wings of the building.
Presidio Trust Takes Next Step in Planning for the Main Post and Identifies a Preferred Alternative
Friday, December 5, 2008
After many meetings and comments from the public as well as from partnering organizations, the Trust announced that a preferred alternative has been identified for the Main Post.
Blazing Trails at the Presidio
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A new trail to be completed in January will link the popular Immigrant Point Overlook and California Coastal Trail.
Friday Night Lights
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
A decades-old Presidio tradition continues this Friday, December 5, when the public comes to the Presidio for Holiday Lights.
Japanese-American Wartime Experience at the Presidio Commemorated at November 22 Event
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Guests have the opportunity to hear recollections of a Military Language School Nisei veteran and learn about plans to rehabilitate Building 640.
Hop on the Bus
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Presidio Trust is getting three new alternative fuel busses for its free PresidiGo Shuttle fleet.
Volunteers Kick-Start Next Phase of Watershed Restoration at the Presidio
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Volunteers will plant thousands of native seedlings at El Polin Spring beginning with kick off on Saturday, November 22 with a special Volunteer Day event.
Exhibit Offers Insights into Goldsworthy's "Spire" at the Presidio
Monday, November 10, 2008
A new exhibit at the Presidio will tell the story of Spire, Andy Goldsworthy's new work that pays homage to the Presidio forest.
Historic Presidio Gateway to Get a Facelift
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
A generous grant from the S. H. Cowell Foundation will enable the Trust to rehabilitate the Lombard Gate, plnat a new flower grove, and replace an aging playground with open space.
Presidio Offers "Recession Proof" Nights Out
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Two free concert series resume next month at the Presidio, highlighting a bounty of free, first-rate entertainment and cultural experiences.
"San Francisco Beautiful" Honors Two Presidio Favorites at October 24th Event
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Presidio’s Immigrant Point Overlook and Batteries to Bluffs Trail will receive an award from San Francisco Beautiful.
"Holding Down the Fort" at the Presidio's Fort Scott
Friday, October 17, 2008
Next week, crews are wrapping up the first phase of a three-year, three million dollar effort to preserve nearly two dozen historic buildings that comprise Fort Scott.
EPA Awards Highest Rating to Presidio Trust's Main Post Study
Friday, October 10, 2008
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its highest rating to the Presidio Trust’s environmental document on the impacts of projects being considered for the Presidio’s Main Post.
Presidio Kicks Off Archaeology Month
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
October is Archaeology Month, and the Presidio is hosting a series of films and other activities to celebrate.
Volunteers Really "Clean Up" at the Presidio
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
More than 100 volunteers collected over 150 bags of garbage and recyclables over six and a half miles in and around Crissy Field, Baker Beach, and Mountain Lake.
"Tree Walks" Celebrate the Presidio Forest
Monday, September 29, 2008
Beginning this week, the Presidio Trust is offering the public a chance to learn more about the park’s nearly 60,000 trees through guided walks with the Presidio’s forester.
Presidio Teachers' Night Celebrates Bay Area Educators
Monday, September 29, 2008
Presidio Teachers’ Night introduces educators to the amazing learning opportunities for students in the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Parks.
Presidio Named Bicycle Friendly Community
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The League again named the Presidio a Bicycle Friendly Community, awarding it the group’s silver designation.
Artist Andy Goldsworthy Makes New Art from Aging Presidio Trees
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Renowned British artist Andy Goldsworthy is bringing his vision to the Presidio in a new work that showcases efforts to save the Presidio’s aging forest.
North America's Smallest Butterfly Now Calls the Presidio Home
Monday, September 15, 2008
The Western Pygmy Blue was discovered last month during a butterfly survey of the Presidio, the first time the species has been spotted in the park.
A Gift and a Question Lead to Major New Exhibition at the Presidio
Saturday, September 13, 2008
A grandson’s curiosity has given rise to a bold, new exhibit at the Presidio, War and Dissent: The U.S. in the Philippines 1898-1915.
Two Presidio Favorites Win "San Francisco Beautiful" Award
Friday, September 12, 2008
Immigrant Point Overlook and Batteries to Bluffs Trail are being honored with an award from San Francisco Beautiful.
Presidio Breaks Ground on Expansion of San Francisco's Only Campground
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thousands of Bay Area children who have never camped under the stars in a national park will soon have that opportunity as the Presidio breaks ground on expansion of its Rob Hill Campground.
Take a Self-Guided "Walk through Time" on Lovers' Lane at the Presidio
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Using audio available via cell phone, a new interactive experience along the Presidio’s oldest footpath allows visitors to travel back in time two centuries.
Public Has More Time to Weigh in on Proposals for the "Heart of the Presidio"
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
The community has another month to share their comments on proposals to revitalize the Presidio’s Main Post as a center for history, art, and culture and as a place that welcomes the public.
Presidio Tour Kicks Off "Architecture and the City" Festival
Monday, September 1, 2008
The nation’s largest architecture event will feature several of the Presidio’s transformed historic buildings and will discuss new projects proposed for the “heart of the Presidio” on a walking tour.
Presidio Taking it to the Streets
Thursday, August 28, 2008
As part of the city’s Sunday Streets program, the Presidio Trust is creating an interactive park experience at the Ferry Building Plaza that will include a mock trail simulating the Presidio’s great outdoors.
Presidio Welcomes "Free Shakespeare in the Park" for 5th Season
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The month-long Free Shakespeare in the Park festival returns to the Presidio for a 5th season, this time featuring a rarely-produced play, Pericles.
Presidio Main Post Walking Tours Enter Final Week
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The public has two more opportunities to get an up close guided tour describing proposed plans to revitalize the Main Post.
Watershed Restoration Gets Underway at the Presidio
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
A freshwater spring that quenched the thirst of the Presidio’s earliest dwellers is being revitalized at Tennessee Hollow, the park’s largest watershed.
Free Red Cross Photo Exhibit at the Presidio Showcases Strength of Human Spirit Amid War
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The Presidio Trust and the American Red Cross Bay Area are bringing the impact of war on humanity to San Francisco in a powerful photography exhibit, 145 Years of Red Cross Photography.
Presidio's Historic Arguello Gate Gets Facelift
Monday, July 21, 2008
The Presidio Trust said today the $100,000 restoration of the Presidio’s historic Arguello gate will be completed by the end of July.
Presidio Trust Invites the Public to "Pasados del Presidio"
Friday, June 13, 2008
The Presidio Trust is pleased to announce Pasados del Presidio, an annual event to commemorate the 1776 founding of the Presidio, the birthplace of San Francisco.
1890's Capstone Returns to Presidio's Historic Arguello Gate Wall After 18-Year Absence
Monday, June 9, 2008
The Presidio Trust is pleased to announce that an historic capstone will be returned to the Presidio’s Arguello Gate on Tuesday, June 10.
First Senior High School Class to Graduate at the Presidio
Friday, June 6, 2008
The Presidio Trust is proud to announce the first class of high school students to graduate from the the Bay School in the Presidio.
140th Memorial Day Ceremony at the Presidio of San Francisco
Thursday, May 8, 2008
The 140th Official San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony will take place on Monday, May 26 at the San Francisco National Cemetery in the Presidio.
Transforming Art Exhibit Extended at the Presidio Until June 15, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
The Presidio Trust is proud to announce the extension of Transforming Art: the Art of Chris Hardman at the Presidio Officers’ Club Exhibition Hall to June 15, 2008.
Presidio Trust to Pursue Contemporary Art Museum and History Center
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The Presidio Trust today announced its intention to move discussions forward with Doris and Don Fisher on the creation of a new contemporary art museum in the Presidio.
President George W. Bush Appoints New Members to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors
Friday, January 25, 2008
President George W. Bush has announced his intention to appoint Nancy Hellman Bechtle and J. Michael Shepherd, two prominent Bay Area leaders, to the Presidio Trust board of directors.
Presidio to Host Transforming Art
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The Presidio is proud to announce that it will host the exhibition Transforming Art: the Art of Chris Hardman at the Presidio Officers’ Club Exhibition Hall.
Presidio Hosts Pilot Project Using Mushrooms and Hair to Clean Oil Contamination
Thursday, December 20, 2007
A press conference will be held at the Presidio of San Francisco to highlight a unique project using hair mats and mushrooms to remediate oil contamination.
Presidio Trust Selects Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants to Develop Presidio Lodge
Thursday, October 11, 2007
The Presidio Trust Board of Directors announced the selection of Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants as its development partner for the Main Post.
Presidio Trust Proposes Revitalization of Tennessee Hollow Watershed
Monday, August 27, 2007
The Presidio Trust has released an Environmental Assessment (EA) for plans to enhance up to 28-acres within the Presidio’s Tennessee Hollow Watershed.
Presidio Trust Invites Proposals for Premier Cultural Institutions in the Heart of the Presidio
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The Presidio Trust today announced the release of a Request for Proposals, or RFP, for cultural institutions to be located at the Presidio’s Main Post.
Public Invited to Tour Archaeological Excavation
Friday, July 20, 2007
Cabrillo College archaeology students and their professors will offer public tours of the ongoing excavation of a Spanish chapel on the Presidio that was built in 1780.
Presidio Trust and National Park Service Test Methods to Increase Native Plants
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
The Presidio Trust and National Park Service are testing methods this summer and fall to improve habitat for one of California’s rarest plant communities, serpentine prairie grasslands.
Traditional Stone Carver Engraves Quote at Presidio's Immigrant Point Overlook
Thursday, June 21, 2007
A stone mason is at work at Presidio’s Immigrant Point Overlook, chiseling a Woodrow Wilson quote into the stone with the Pacific Ocean as his backdrop.
Free Pasados del Presidio Events Commemorate the Presidio's History
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Beginning June 23, the Presidio will host the annual Pasados del Presidio, a series of public programs commemorating San Francisco’s birthday and the founding of the Presidio.
Free "Fingerprint your Child" Event at the Presidio on June 1, 2007
Friday, May 25, 2007
Families are invited to participate in a free “Fingerprint Your Child Event” where U.S. Park Police will prepare Child Identification Kits that include digital photos and a fingerprint card for each child.
2007 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Presidio Honors San Franciscans Killed in Iraq
Monday, May 21, 2007
The City’s 139th Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May 28, at the San Francisco National Cemetery and include a special tribute to San Franciscans killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.
New Exhibit of Robert Cameron Aerial Photographs Opens May 18 at the Presidio
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The Presidio Trust is proud to host a new exhibit of photographs by renowned aerial photographer Robert Cameron.
Scientists to Present New Findings on Presidio's Plants, Animals, and Archaeology
Friday, May 4, 2007
The Presidio Trust will host a symposium on Friday, May 11 bringing together scientists who have recently studied the Presidio’s plants, animals, insects and archaeology.
Presidio Trust Announces Agreement on Development of Historic Hospital Building in the Presidio
Friday, April 27, 2007
The Presidio Trust announced that it has signed a record of decision and a development agreement with Forest City Enterprises for the former Public Health Service Hospital Complex.
Presidio of San Francisco receives $15 million gift from Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, with the Presidio Trust and the NPS, announced a $15 million gift from the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund to continue to transform the Presidio.
Public Invited to Tour Archaeological Excavation of the Presidio's Spanish Settlement
Friday, July 21, 2006
Cabrillo College archaeology students and their professors will offer public tours of the ongoing excavation of a Spanish chapel on the Presidio that was built in 1780.
Stunning Plants + Insects Exhibit at the Presidio Explores Art and Science
Monday, June 19, 2006
The Presidio Trust is proud to sponsor, Plants + Insects/Art + Science, an exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club plus related activities.
Pasados del Presidio Event Commemorates the Past through Music, Dance, and Stories
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Join us for a commemoration of the Presidio’s history with talks, music, and fun for kids.
2006 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Presidio Honors Americans Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan
Thursday, May 18, 2006
The City’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony will honor the thousands of Americans killed in recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with a special tribute to female soldiers lost in these wars.
Presidio Trust Honored with Prestigious Urban Land Institute Award for Excellence
Monday, May 15, 2006
The Presidio Trust’s Management Plan has been selected by the Urban Land Institute as a winner of the Award for Excellence: The Americas Competition.
Presidio Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
The Presidio will commemorate the 1906 earthquake with a free, daytime family event that includes the 91st Division Army Band, a presentation by the Red Cross, live music, and an outdoor exhibit.
Presidio Pasados Commemorates a San Francisco Landmark
Thursday, June 23, 2005
Commemorate the Presidio’s past with music, dance, and lore of the Ohlone, Spanish, and Mexican cultures that have been woven through centuries at the Presidio.
Union Square Palm Trees Get New Presidio Address
Monday, June 20, 2005
Canary Island Date Palm trees that for decades swayed above Union Square before its dramatic redesign are getting new digs along the Presidio’s main visitor gateway.
Stanford Archaeologists Unravel 200-year Old Presidio Mystery
Friday, June 17, 2005
Stanford archaeologists are shedding light on an unsolved Presidio mystery: a building fire at what may be the earliest civilian settlement in colonial San Francisco.
Rarely Seen Birds Spotted in the Presidio
Tuesday, June 7, 2005
A pair of Western Bluebirds not seen nesting in San Francisco for nearly 70 years has been spotted in a nest in the Presidio.
President Bush Names Three to Presidio Trust Board
Friday, June 3, 2005
The President has appointed three Bay Area residents to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors, Curtis F. Feeny, T. Robert Burke, and Nancy R. Conner.
Historic Pilots Row Neighborhood in the Presidio Awarded Preservation Grant
Wednesday, May 11, 2005
The president of the nation’s pre-eminent historic preservation agency announced today that 13 World War I-era homes next to the Golden Gate Bridge will receive a community revitalization grant.
Memorial Day at the Presidio Honors Fallen Iraqi War Veterans
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
The City’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony honors the 1,500 men and women who have died in the Iraqi War as well as the thousands of Americans who gave their lives during World War II.
Prestigious Award for Preservation Goes to Toby Rosenblatt
Tuesday, May 3, 2005
The National Trust for Historic Preservation announced it will give Presidio Trust Board Chairman Toby Rosenblatt the prestigious President’s Award for his work in the Presidio.
Immigrant Point Overlook at the Presidio Opens
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Thanks to the Sarlo Foundation, a spectacular scenic lookout which has the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate as a view will be dedicated on May 2 at 10:30 am for public use at the Presidio.
Presidio Trust Hires Chief Operating Officer
Monday, April 11, 2005
The Presidio Trust has hired Jeffrey Deis as its first chief operating officer.
San Francisco State Bee Study at the Presidio Identifies 56 Species
Tuesday, March 8, 2005
Bee populations may be declining around the world, but the first ever Presidio study of the buzzing insects suggests they are thriving at the park pollinating millions of blossoms every year.
Presidio Archaeologists Sift Through 200 Years of Time in Officers' Club
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Presidio archaeologists are combing through 200 years of Spanish, Mexican, and United States history inside the Officers’ Club to determine the actual age of the building.
Famed Aerial Photographer Displays Dazzling Shots in "From Above" Exhibit at the Presidio
Monday, January 24, 2005
A stunning display of aerial photographs shot from a helicopter by photographer Robert Cameron will be featured at the Presidio Officers’ Club.
Walt Disney Family Foundation Holds Open House at the Presidio
Thursday, September 16, 2004
Plans to rehabilitate one of the Montgomery Street barracks for a museum that features the history of animation through the eyes of Walt Disney will be outlined at the open house.
100 Disease-Resistant Trees Planted in the Presidio
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Foresters and volunteers began planting one hundred Monterey cypress and pine trees this week in a key historic Presidio stand in the Fort Scott area.
Presidio Exhibit Features Birds of the Pacific Slope
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Birds of the Pacific Slope, a free seven-week exhibit, will be presented in the Exhibition Hall at the Presidio Officers’ Club at 50 Moraga beginning July 9.
Presidio Pasados Commemorates Oldest San Francisco Landmarks
Monday, June 21, 2004
Commemorate the Presidio’s past on Friday, June 25, with music, dance, and lore of the Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican, and American cultures that have been woven through centuries at the Presidio.
Stanford University Archaeologists Dig for Buried Secrets from the Presidio's Past
Monday, June 21, 2004
A team of archaeologists from Stanford University begins a five-week excavation at the historic site of El Polín Spring that may reveal what life was like for early 19th century San Franciscans.
Memorial Day Honors Fallen U.S. Men and Women in Iraqi Conflict
Monday, May 3, 2004
The City’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony, which takes place on Monday, May 31, honors the men and women who have died in the Iraqi War.
Forest City Named to Preserve Historic Presidio Hospital
Monday, April 12, 2004
the Presidio Trust Board of Directors has named Forest City Development to revitalize and convert the 70 year-old Public Health Service Hospital for residential use.
Independent Federal Panel Applauds Presidio Trust Progress
Monday, February 23, 2004
A congressionally-chartered non-partisan organization that advises public agency leaders on management and governance says the Presidio Trust should meet its financial self-sufficiency goal in 10 years.
Parks' Champion Appointed to the Presidio Trust Board
Wednesday, December 31, 2003
David H. Grubb, one of the chief architects for the restoration of Crissy Field, has been appointed to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors by Department of Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton
Secretary of the Interior's Designee Resigns from Presidio Trust Board
Monday, December 1, 2003
Ira Michael Heyman has resigned from the Presidio Trust Board of Directors, on which he served as the designee of the Secretary of the Interior since March 2000.
Top Landscape Architectural Firm Chosen for Presidio Project
Tuesday, November 18, 2003
The internationally renowned landscape architect firm of Olin Partnerships has been selected to design a new “green” landscape for the drab Main Parade Ground.
Presidio House Tours Showcase 100-Year-Old Officers' Homes
Wednesday, November 5, 2003
Take a free walking tour November 8 and November 9 that includes the grounds of historic Fort Scott and four rarely seen century-old homes on Kobbe Avenue from 10 am to 3 pm.
Presidio Trust Board to Hear Plans for Preservation Project
Monday, October 27, 2003
Two prominent firms will showcase their plans to revitalize and convert the historic Public Heath Services Hospital for residential uses at a Presidio Trust Board of Trustees meeting.
Flight Attendants to Model 50 Years of Airline Style
Monday, October 6, 2003
A group of models, former Pan Am flight attendants of World Wings International and United Airlines Clipped Wings, will display a half-century of stewardess style in the air.
"The Blob" Oozes into Film in the Fog at the Presidio
Monday, September 8, 2003
The 2nd Annual Film in the Fog outdoor film and music program will feature science fiction classic The Blob.
President Appoints Three Bay Area Leaders to Presidio Board
Friday, August 29, 2003
President Bush has announced his intention to appoint three Bay Area leaders to the Presidio Trust Board of Directors: Joseph T. Yew, Jr., Lydia I. Beebe, and William Wilson III.
Three Firms Vie for Largest Presidio Preservation Project
Thursday, August 28, 2003
Three firms have been selected by the Presidio Trust to submit detailed proposals to revitalize and convert the historic, 70-year old Public Health Service Hospital for residential use.
Presidio Plan for Preserving Park Receives Six Major Awards
Thursday, August 21, 2003
Sasaki Associates and the Presidio Trust announced that the land use plan guiding how the Presidio evolves during the next three decades has received six prestigious land use and planning awards.
Foundation of SF Matriarch's Adobe House Unearthed in Dig
Tuesday, July 22, 2003
Stanford University archeologists, excavating in an area where prominent 18th and 19th century Spanish colonial families once lived, have made a major discovery regarding Juana Briones.
Stanford Archaeologists May Unearth Origins of Early San Francisco
Wednesday, July 9, 2003
Stanford University archeologists begin today an extensive seven-week dig at the Presidio in search of 18th and 19th century artifacts that could trace the emergence of the City of San Francisco.
From Munitions to Merlot
Monday, July 7, 2003
A century-old battery that once stored mortar munitions to defend the Golden Gate is now being leased to a firm that plans use the cavernous bunker to store cases of fine wine.
Whose Flag is it Anyway?
Friday, June 27, 2003
With July 4th approaching, the Presidio Officer’s Club will be the scene for a lively panel discussion on the American flag with former state Senator Tom Hayden and distinguished journalists and professors.
Presidio Pasados Commemorates the Past
Tuesday, June 24, 2003
The fourth annual Presidio Pasados, a commemoration of the Ohlone, Spanish, Mexican and American cultures that have interwoven through the centuries at the Presidio, begins June 27.
Presidio Pets and the Pearly Gates
Thursday, June 19, 2003
The Presidio Pet Cemetery, the final resting place for beloved pets of military families once stationed here, will receive a summer treat when volunteers from the SPCA and the Presidio Trust clean the burial grounds.
Presidio Named a Bicycle Friendly Community
Tuesday, June 17, 2003
The League of American Bicyclists has named the Presidio a Bicycle Friendly Community, following a detailed audit of the Presidio’s efforts to provide safe accommodation and facilities for bicyclists.
Historic Flags to Fly Unfettered over the Presidio on Flag Day
Thursday, June 12, 2003
Several historic U.S. flags will fly over the Presidio, June 14 at 11 am, heralding a lively afternoon of Flag Day festivities at Pershing Square on the Main Post.
Memorial Day Honors Fallen U.S. Soldiers In Iraqi War
Friday, May 9, 2003
The City’s traditional Memorial Day ceremony, which takes place May 26 at 11 am in the Presidio of San Francisco National Cemetery, commemorates fallen U.S. soldiers in the Iraq War.
Presidio Trust Seeks to Preserve Former Public Health Hospital
Tuesday, April 29, 2003
The Presidio Trust announced today that is seeking qualified proposals for a plan to rehabilitate and reuse the 300,000 square foot, seven- story former Public Health Service Hospital.
Presidio Compost and Regeneration Program Wins Top Environmental Award
Tuesday, April 8, 2003
The Presidio Trust has received the 2003 Environmental Achievement Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency for its work on a compost and regeneration program.
Program: Gender Wars in the Military
Tuesday, March 25, 2003
A top US Navy pilot who was once excluded from combat because of her gender speaks Wednesday evening, March 26, at the Officers’ Club as part of the Women of the World art exhibition.
Presidio Hosts Spring Homes Tours
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
The doors to the Presidio’s past will open Saturday March 22 and March 29 as the public is invited to explore residential neighborhoods, during one-hour tours.
Women of the World Art Exhibit at the Presidio Officers' Club
Thursday, February 27, 2003
A global collection of art by women from 177 countries will be featured on International Women’s Day as the International Museum of Women opens its five week exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club.
Letterman Digital Arts Center at the Presidio Takes Shape
Tuesday, February 11, 2003
Ground was broken at the site of the former Letterman Army Hospital for the new Letterman Digital Arts Center to be built by Star Wars creator George Lucas.
Two Centuries of U.S. Flags on Exhibit at the Presidio
Friday, January 10, 2003
Two centuries of historically significant U.S. flags will be on display at the Presidio beginning January 14 at 10 am in the Officers’ Club.
Presidio Trust Board of Directors Selects Executive Director
Monday, December 9, 2002
The Presidio Trust’s board of directors has selected long-time Presidio advocate Craig Middleton to serve as the organization’s executive director.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Presidio Trust Announces Kickoff Meeting With James Corner Field Operations for Design Phase of New Presidio Parklands Project on January 29, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Presidio Trust to Host Cultural Landscape Foundation Conference: Bridging the Nature-Culture Divide III: Saving Nature in a Humanized World
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Presidio Trust Announces Operation Babylift: Perspectives and Legacies
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
The Presidio Trust announced a special exhibition, Operation Babylift: Perspectives and Legacies, which explores the diverse experiences and lasting impacts of a dramatic airlift that removed more than 2,000 Vietnamese children from their war-torn c
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