Park Projects

Park Projects

Yes, the national parks are pretty great. But they could always be better! That's why our award-winning Projects team continues to improve on the parklands and visitor experiences. Through new and enhanced trails, restored natural and cultural landscapes, and sustainably built facilities and amenities, we're working to make the Golden Gate National Parks more vibrant, more resilient, and more welcoming for all. None of this would be possible without the support of our members and park community, so thank you for helping us put the extra shine on these gems! 

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We care passionately for the Golden Gate National Parks. That's why we care deeply about the quality, durability, and sustainability of our work. Every project in these 80,000-acre parklands is thoughtfully planned and completed with the utmost commitment to the health of the environment and the enjoyment and safety of visitors. Learn more below, and then come out and experience our dedication to the parks!

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Batteries to Bluffs Trail
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This dramatic 3,600-foot pedestrian trail traverses the wild, coastal bluffs of the Presidio and takes sure-footed hikers from the cliffs down to the rocky shore.
Bay Area Ridge Trail
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The Bay Area Ridge Trail is an epic, planned 550-mile multi-use trail around San Francisco Bay. The Presidio leg links the park's highest points, from Arguello Gate to the Golden Gate Bridge.
Bay Trail at Battery East
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The Parks Conservancy and National Park Service began improvements to the Bay Trail at Battery East in 2008, with the construction of bicycle, pedestrian, and accessible paths where formal trails did not previously exist.
Hikers on the Bay Trail at Fort Mason
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Complete
This project improved the experience and safety of visitors along a particularly tight and heavily trafficked part of the Bay Trail at the corner of Laguna and Bay in San Francisco (aka "the Squeeze").
People enjoying the sunset from China Beach
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Ongoing
Learn more about efforts to rehabilitate the beloved bathhouse at China Beach.
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As part of the larger Redwood Creek Restoration Project, this segment was transformed into a sustainable, multi-use trail and adjacent habitat areas restored with native vegetation.
Wayfinder in the Marin Headlands
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Another stunning hike with connector trails in the Marin Headlands, it provides a secluded destination point for pedestrians and equestrians seeking dramatic coastal views.
The Golden Gate Overlook
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Complete
Winding for three miles through the Presidio,this trail travels along the bluffs that support some of the most intact natural habitat in the park. Recent work has restored habitat, improved safety, and completed new overlooks.
Crissy Field view
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Complete
Once a military site covered with asphalt and debris, Crissy Field was transformed into a beloved national park in 2001 thanks to the generosity and energy of the community.
Crissy Field Next
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Planning
Crissy Field Next aims to improve upon many of the park’s existing uses, while enhancing ways for people to gather, create, and play.
Dias Ridge Trail
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Ongoing
Perched above Muir Beach, the Dias Ridge Trail provides hikers, bikers, and equestrians with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean along this renovated multi-use segment of the regional Bay Area Ridge Trail.
El Polín Spring
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Ongoing
After centuries of slaking the thirst of its denizens, El Polín Spring itself has been, well, refreshed. In 2011, a dramatic phase of improvements was completed by the Presidio Trust, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, and National Park Service.

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