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 Thursdays, 10 am to 1 pm
Meet at 10 am at the Inspiration Point Overlook. Volunteers will be transported by van to project sites.
Thursday, April 17: Presidio Promenade
The Presidio was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962,
forever protecting the park’s cultural landscape as first conceived by the
U.S. Army. The Army adhered to creating a picturesque aesthetic including
winding, tree-lined boulevards, forested ridges, and formally landscaped
entrances. Today, the Presidio Promenade is an accessible trail that takes
visitors through centuries of history, leading from the Lombard Gate all the
way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. This month the Garden Stewards will spruce up
the historic landscaping around this inspiring trail. We’re seeking more
volunteers – come join us!
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.