Last month saw the opening of the historic Battery Bluff in the Presidio, and in two months, we’ll get to visit the new Presidio Tunnel Tops. The new 14-acre parkland was designed by James Corner Field Operations, the same company behind New York City’s famous High Line. It features scenic overlooks, trails, picnic space, bridge and city views — all surrounded by meadows and gardens. A transit center and visitor center will welcome visitors, along with food and entertainment options.
The Presidio Trust points to the Outpost as a particular highlight of the new park space. The Outpost is a two-acre “nature play area where kids can have unforgettable adventures by swinging, crawling, and climbing on play structures that reflect elements of the Presidio and are built from fallen tree trunks, boulders, and other natural materials,” according to the Trust. In addition, the renovated Crissy Field Center and new Field Station — “an indoor spot where kids explore the Presidio through art, science, or simply their imagination” — are expected to engage visitors in self-guided and programmed activities.
The public is invited to begin enjoying the Presidio Tunnel Tops starting on Sunday, July 17.