We’re excited to announce that in January 2020 the Presidio became the first park in the United States to receive the Green Flag Award, the recognized standard for well-managed green spaces around the world (read the Press Release here).

The Presidio earned this award following a visit by professional peer judges who said of the park, “In a relatively short space of time the Presidio of San Francisco has been transformed from a former military outpost into one of the most welcoming and well-facilitated public resources the judges have ever visited.”

The Presidio joins over 2,000 parks and green spaces in 15 countri​es who have received the award, including Australia, Mexico, and the United Arab Emirates. We were delighted to score at the highest level in all of the below eight categories they consider.​​​​​​​


National Parks Traveler | "San Francisco’s Presidio First U.S. Park To Receive Green Flag Award" | January 14, 2020

SFGATE | "Award Honoring Best Parks Worldwide Recognizes Presidio Of San Francisco" | January 14, 2020

Ohlone in the Presidio
A Welcoming Place
US Park Police in the Presidio
Healthy, Safe and Secure
MLK Volunteer Day of Service in the Presidio
Well Maintained and Clean
Coyote in the PResidio
Environmental Management
Clarkia flower in the Presidio
Andy Goldsworthy's Tree Fall in the Presidio
Landscape and Heritage
Girl Scouts at Presidio Nursery
Community Involvement
Presidio Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Communication​​​​

When you visit the Presidio, keep your eye out for the Green Flag!

Green Flag Award logo 
Partnership for the Presidio logo​​​​​​​​​​