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Battery Bluff Opens

A rendering of the new Battery Bluff in the Presidio. Photo: Presidio Trust

The new six-acre site on the Presidio Promenade trail will finally open Saturday, April 23, according to Presidio Trust. Known as Battery Bluff, the site was named for the gun batteries built between 1899 and 1902 on the hillside above Crissy Field.

Now, in addition to visiting the historic gun batteries, you’ll be able to enjoy a picnic, take in views of the Golden Gate, Angel Island, and Alcatraz, and look at the 60,000 colorful plants. 

Battery Bluff is just the latest result to come of the major reworking of transportation in the area that includes the restoration of 50 acres of parkland. Doyle Drive was replaced by the Presidio Parkway, with part of the roadway covered by tunnels; additional parkland has been created on top of those tunnels. 

A short distance away from Battery Bluff, the 14-acre Presidio Tunnel Tops is due to open later in 2022. 

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