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Presidio Northern Waterfront Improvements

(Updated November 1​5, 2019) - We’re undertaking several projects to create beautiful new national park experiences for our visitors. We want to share an overview of the project locations, schedules, and activities.

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Improvements timeline


Northern Waterfront Improvements map

About the Projects

Presidio Tunnel Tops viewing terrace future rendering

Presidio Tunnel Tops
Through Fall 2021

In late 2019 we broke ground on the Presidio Tunnel Tops, 14-acres of new national parkland that will bridge over the newly undergrounded Presidio Parkway (formerly Doyle Drive) tunnels, thus reconnecting the historic Main Post to the Presidio’s Crissy Field waterfront. Over the course of two years, we will construct connecting pathways, scenic overlooks, meadows and gardens, picnic areas, a campfire circle, a renovated Crissy Field Center and expanded Youth Campus. The site is scheduled to open in fall 2021. Visit for details and updates.

Quartermaster Reach future rendering

Quartermaster Reach
December 2019 through Spring/Summer 2020

We’re expanding Crissy Marsh by nearly seven acres just east of Halleck Street. This is the latest step in the 20-year restoration of Tennessee Hollow, the park’s largest watershed. To expand the marsh, we’ll remove landfill and install culverts beneath Mason Street. A section of Mason Street will be closed from the Mason Street warehouse parking lot to Halleck Street (see map) from December 2019 through Spring/Summer 2020, with a detour along Halleck Street. The driveways in and out of East Beach will not be affected. Alternative routes will be available for bikes and pedestrians. We’ll plant thousands of salt marsh and riparian plants in Spring 2020.

Girard Entry Corridor future rendering

Beautification of Girard Entry Corridor
November 2019 through Spring 2020

We’re beautifying the Presidio’s entrance along Girard Road from the Presidio Parkway / Highway 101 interchange to Lincoln Boulevard. These landscape improvements will bring additional truck trips and may require intermittent one-way closures on Girard Road.

Crissy Field Next rendering

Crissy Field Next
Planning Begins Fall 2019

Crissy Field Next aims to enhance the area’s current uses, while improving ways to gather, create, and play. We kicked off the project in fall 2018, receiving feedback from hundreds of people. See the first round of design concepts online at and tell us what you think! Public scoping begins in early 2020.