Welcome to the Presidio Tunnel Tops
This new 14-acre park destination is where visitors will connect with nature, where kids will play and grow, and where all of us will be inspired by 360-degree views that were never before possible. The Presidio Tunnel Tops will be where we can escape from the stresses of urban life without ever leaving the city we love.
What is the Opportunity?
Twenty-five years ago, Bay Area leaders, urban planners, and citizens were faced with replacing the seismically unsafe highway to the Golden Gate Bridge that divided the Presidio. The community dreamed of moving the road underground into tunnels so that a powerful new experience could take shape above. With the elegant Presidio Parkway complete, we’re poised to replace a freeway with free play.
An Inclusive and Safe Space
Designed by the firm behind New York’s High Line, the Tunnel Tops will feature scenic overlooks, paths, gardens, a community plaza with food and amenities, a campfire circle, picnic grounds, and an interactive “playscape” where kids can explore nature. The site will provide what city dwellers have declared to be their greatest need—a place to escape from it all, recharge, and reconnect with nature and each other.