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Presidio Northern Waterfront Improvements

(Updated November 1​, 2019) - This summer and fall we’ll begin 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. Two impacts are particularly noteworthy: 1) an increase in truck traffic, particularly during August and September, and 2) a six-month closure of a section of Mason Street east of Halleck Street, beginning in December.

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Improvements timeline


Northern Waterfront Improvements map

About the Projects

Presidio Tunnel Tops viewing terrace future rendering

Presidio Tunnel Tops Soil Delivery
August through September 2019

We are bringing in soil to cover the Presidio Parkway tunnels to create the Presidio Tunnel Tops - a new 14-acre world-class parkland with vistas, gardens, and trails (details at A high volume of delivery trucks will travel to the site for two months. Work hours are weekdays from 7 am to 5 pm. Construction of the Tunnel Tops will continue through fall 2021. Our thanks to the many community members who participated in the planning and design process, and our generous donors who have contributed to the implementation of this visionary project.

PresidiGo Shuttle

Temporary Transit Center
October 2019 through Fall 2021

This fall, the Presidio Transit Center will close for remodeling for two years to prepare for the opening of the new Tunnel Tops. A temporary transit stop and restrooms will be located in the Main Post parking lot across Lincoln Boulevard from the Visitor Center (see map). We’ll provide more details later this summer.

Quartermaster Reach future rendering

Quartermaster Reach
Fall 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
October 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 fall 2019.