Help Presidio Trust gardeners maintain and enhance the Presidio’s historic gardens and landscaped areas. Activities include planting, weeding, spreading wood chips in landscaped beds, removing overgrown vegetation from historic garden features such as rock walls and pathways, and general site cleanup.
Third Fridays, 9 am to Noon
Meet at 9 am at the Inspiration Point Overlook. Volunteers will be transported by van to project sites.
Friday, April 17: Arguello Gate
Celebrate National Garden Month alongside our talented Presidio Trust gardeners. Volunteers will work on sprucing up perhaps our most frequently used entry point into the park, the Arguello Gate. Pulling weeds, clearing back overgrowth, and removing fallen green debris from garden and landscape beds is central to our ability to present the Presidio as the amazing place it is for hikers, bikers, and vehicle passengers that, escaping the buzz of the city, first lay eyes on our public lands. Should be a fun one! Please join us for a meaningful three hours of volunteer service to the Presidio.
How To Participate
Individuals and families or groups of 4 people or fewer are welcome to attend without pre-registration. Simply show up at the appropriate meeting location for sign in and to complete a waiver form (first visit only). Volunteers under age 18 must bring a waiver form signed by their parent/guardian. See below for details.
Groups of five people or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Visit Group Service Projects for details.
Volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome.
What to Wear
Be prepared! Please wear clothes that can get dirty, layers for changing weather, and rain gear if necessary. Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required (no shorts or sandals). Bring a hat and/or sunglasses and wear sunscreen.
What to Bring
Bring the appropriate waiver forms (see below). Bring a reusable water bottle. Water stations will be available for refills. All necessary tools, supplies, and gloves will be provided.
No experience is necessary. Training will be provided.
This program is rain or shine. If raining, please bring your own rain gear.
Community Service Hours
This program fulfills community service requirements.