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.
Friday, April 03, 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.
Wednesday, April 01, 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.
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 firm, wi
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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.
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
Monday, March 09, 2015
the Grid and the Presidio Trust are pleased to announce the return of Twilight at the Presidio.
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.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
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-m
Tuesday, December 09, 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
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
Thursday, October 09, 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 recognitio
Tuesday, October 07, 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.
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.
Thursday, September 04, 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)
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
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
Friday, May 23, 2014
San Francisco Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the San Francisco
National Cemetery in the Presidio on Monday, May 26th.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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
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.
Monday, May 05, 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.
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.
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.
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 P
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.
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.
Monday, February 03, 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.
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.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The Presidio Trust today announced that it will name its much-anticipated new restaurant “The Commissary.”
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.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
A new weekend shuttle service offers visitors a free ride to the Presidio from the Transbay Terminal and Embarcadero BART.
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.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
The Presidio’s longest term
residents, Marc Kasky and his wife Cat Carr, recently marked their 18th
year in the Presidio.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Since 2003, the Trust's Forestry program has planted 3,500 Trees to revitalize the park's beloved green canopy.
Monday, November 25, 2013
can now use Google Maps to virtually visit the Presidio’s beloved trails and overlooks.
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.
Wednesday, October 09, 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.
Wednesday, October 02, 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.
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Starting October 2, 2013 visit Off the Grid: Twilight at the Presidio every Wednesday for a camping-inspired dinner event.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
The Presidio Trust received three distinct proposals for new cultural institutions to redevelop the stunning Mid-Crissy Field area.
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.
Friday, September 06, 2013
On Sept. 10, 2013 the Presidio Institute and the White House will co-host a forum on cross-sector leadership.
Monday, August 12, 2013
A beloved San Francisco tradition finds a new home at the Presidio's Main Post.
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.
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.
Thursday, April 04, 2013
The Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and National Park Service received a Stewardship Excellence Award on April 4.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Public Health Service District has become the first U.S. neighborhood to be LEED ND certified.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
The Presidio Trust has received 16 concept proposals for repurposing a stunning site on Crissy Field.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, November 09, 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.
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.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
The Presidio Trust and Off the Grid are partnering for a unique San Franicsco culinary experience.
Monday, September 24, 2012
The award-winning Martin Scorsese classic is complemented by food and music.
Friday, September 07, 2012
The Inn showcases the Trust’s commitment to historic preservation and green building design.
Monday, August 13, 2012
A new trail provides easy access to the park's latest vistas - the Paciific + Golden Gate Overlooks.
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.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Cada mes de junio, El Presidio conmemora su fundación y celebra a los primeros pobladores de California.
Friday, June 01, 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.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Drawing more than 2,500 people, the Presidio ceremony is one of the largest Memorial Day events in the nation.
Wednesday, May 09, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, December 02, 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.
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.
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
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.
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
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
The Officers' Club is undergoing a comprehensive rehabilitation that includes the repair and stabilization of the building’s original adobe.
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.
Friday, October 07, 2011
Presidio Habitats, the unique, site-based art exhibition that has showcased Presidio nature and wildlife like never before is closing October 16.
Tuesday, October 04, 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.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
The Presidio Trust makes history matter when it hosts its 10th Annual Teachers’ Night, Thursday, October 6.
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 07, 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.
Friday, August 19, 2011
British artist Andy Goldsworthy returns to the Presidio to complete his second piece in the park, Wood Line.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
The Trust, in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation, has brought Ranger Rick’s Geocache Trails to the Presidio.
Tuesday, August 09, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 03, 2011
A new trail now provides bird watchers with a convenient path through a restored dune habitat behind the former Public Health Service Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Two new tenants are helping to expand and create a dynamic recreation and education destination at West Crissy Field.
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).
Thursday, May 05, 2011
The Presidio Trust is launching a new lecture series this month featuring some of the nation’s pre-eminent historians.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
The Presidio Trust and the FOR-SITE Foundation have announced that Presidio Habitats has been extended through the summer 2011.
Monday, March 07, 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.
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.
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.
Monday, December 13, 2010
There is a bounty of free or
affordable holiday events available at the Presidio.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Kids and adults alike will get a chance to create
outdoor art at the Presidio’s next Create with Nature family day.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
A decades old Presidio
tradition continues on when the public is invited to
the Presidio for Holiday Lights.
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
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.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
The Presidio Trust hosts its annual Teachers’
Night Thursday, October 7 from 5-7 pm at the Golden Gate Club.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
The Presidio’s historic Public Health
Service District has been rehabilitated as a
welcoming new gateway to the Presidio.
Thursday, September 09, 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.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
The Presidio Trust is putting the finishing
touches on seven historic homes along Wyman
Avenue in the Presidio’s Public
Wednesday, September 01, 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.
Monday, August 09, 2010
President Barack Obama has appointed two
prominent Bay Area business leaders and a longtime parks advocate to the
Presidio Trust Board of Directors.
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.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Nearly 100 stunning portraits, landscapes, and other works will be showcased in Water+Color:
California Watercolor Association 41st Annual National
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 03, 2010
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
U.S. Green Building Council has awarded the former nurses' dormitory rehabilitation a gold
certification in the Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, May 05, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Biological technicians and birdwatchers fanned out across the Presidio for the annual census of the park's bird population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, February 05, 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.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
The Presidio golf course has been recognized as a leader in environmentally sensitive golf course management.
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.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
The Presidio Trust Board of Directors has elected Nancy Hellman Bechtle as the new chair of the Trust board.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, November 05, 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.
Wednesday, November 04, 2009
The new National Cemetery Overlook provides a contemplative vantage point commemorating the sacrifices of American soldiers.
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.
Tuesday, October 06, 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.
Monday, October 05, 2009
Bay Area teachers will move into the spotlight when the Presidio Trust hosts its annual Teachers’ Night this Thursday, October 8.
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.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Presidio is playing host to a unique outreach and education event honoring veterans returning from combat around the world.
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.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The Presidio Trust and the San Francisco Film Society present the 8th annual Film in the Fog featuring Grease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, August 03, 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.
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.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The Presidio Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of John Reynolds to the Trust Board of Directors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Presidio archaeology camps allow fourth through either graders the chance to investigate the Presidio's past through hands-on activities.
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Smooth Owl's Clover, a native flower not seen in the Presidio for 92 years, was recently discovered near Fort Scott.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Crews began work on the Lombard Gate, the last of the three historic entrances to the Presidio to be restored, this month.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, May 04, 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.
Monday, May 04, 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.
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.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
This Friday, April 24, as the country celebrates Arbor Day, the Presidio forest will celebrate its 123rd birthday.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Celebrate Earth Day with a family-friendly, interactive adventure at Crissy Field.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
History and modern technology converge to give Presidio visitors a unique interactive experience along the park’s oldest footpath.
Wednesday, April 08, 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.
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.
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."
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.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Work is beginning on the rehabilitation of the Cavalry Barracks, a two-story, wood-frame barracks near the stables.
Tuesday, March 03, 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.
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.
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.
Friday, February 06, 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.
Friday, February 06, 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.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
About a dozen birdwatchers recently fanned out across the Presidio for the annual census of the park’s bird population.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, December 22, 2008
From caroling to art and history exhibits, the Presidio offers a bounty of free holiday fare.
Friday, December 12, 2008
A half-dozen historic Civil War ear former officers’ homes along Funston Avenue have been given new life.
Friday, December 05, 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.
Friday, December 05, 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.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
A new trail to be completed in January will link the popular Immigrant Point Overlook and California Coastal Trail.
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
A decades-old Presidio tradition continues this Friday, December 5, when the public comes to the Presidio for Holiday Lights.
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.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The Presidio Trust is getting three new alternative fuel busses for its free PresidiGo Shuttle fleet.
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.
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.
Wednesday, November 05, 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.
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.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Presidio’s Immigrant Point Overlook and Batteries to Bluffs Trail will receive an award from San Francisco Beautiful.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
October is Archaeology Month, and the Presidio is hosting a series of films and other activities to celebrate.
Tuesday, October 07, 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.
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.
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.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The League again named the Presidio a Bicycle Friendly Community, awarding it the group’s silver designation.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Immigrant Point Overlook and Batteries to Bluffs Trail are being honored with an award from San Francisco Beautiful.
Friday, September 05, 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.
Thursday, September 04, 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.
Tuesday, September 02, 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.
Monday, September 01, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, June 09, 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.
Friday, June 06, 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.
Thursday, May 08, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Thursday, October 11, 2007
The Presidio Trust Board of Directors announced
of Larkspur Hotels and Restaurants as its development partner
for the Main Post.
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.
Wednesday, August 08, 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Friday, May 25, 2007
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.
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.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The Presidio Trust is
proud to host a new exhibit of photographs by renowned aerial
photographer Robert Cameron.
Friday, May 04, 2007
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.
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.
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.
Friday, July 21, 2006
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.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Trust is proud to sponsor, Plants + Insects/Art + Science,
an exhibition at the Presidio Officers’ Club plus related activities.
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Join us for a
commemoration of the Presidio’s history with talks, music, and fun for
Thursday, May 18, 2006
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.
Monday, May 15, 2006
Trust’s Management Plan has been selected by the Urban Land
Institute as a winner of the Award for Excellence: The Americas
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
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.
Monday, June 20, 2005
Date Palm trees that for decades swayed above Union Square before its
dramatic redesign are getting new digs along the Presidio’s main visitor
Friday, June 17, 2005
archaeologists are shedding light on an unsolved Presidio mystery: a
building fire at what may be the earliest civilian settlement in
colonial San Francisco.
Tuesday, June 07, 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.
Friday, June 03, 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.
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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
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.
Tuesday, May 03, 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.
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.
Monday, April 11, 2005
Presidio Trust has hired Jeffrey Deis as its first chief operating
Tuesday, March 08, 2005
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.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005
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.
Monday, January 24, 2005
display of aerial photographs shot from a helicopter by photographer Robert Cameron will be featured at the
Presidio Officers’ Club.
Thursday, September 16, 2004
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.
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
volunteers began planting one hundred Monterey cypress and pine trees
this week in a key historic Presidio stand in the Fort Scott area.
Wednesday, June 23, 2004
Birds of the Pacific Slope, a free
exhibit, will be presented in the Exhibition Hall at the Presidio
Officers’ Club at 50 Moraga beginning July 9.
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.
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.
Monday, May 03, 2004
traditional Memorial Day ceremony, which takes place on Monday, May 31,
honors the men and women who have died in the Iraqi War.
Monday, April 12, 2004
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.
Monday, February 23, 2004
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.
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
Monday, December 01, 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.
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.
Wednesday, November 05, 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.
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.
Monday, October 06, 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.
Monday, September 08, 2003
The 2nd Annual Film in the Fog outdoor film and music program will feature science fiction classic The Blob.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 09, 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.
Monday, July 07, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, May 09, 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.
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.
Tuesday, April 08, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, December 09, 2002
The Presidio Trust’s board of directors has selected long-time Presidio advocate Craig Middleton to serve as the organization’s executive director.
Thursday, April 09, 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 count