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! 

All Projects

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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Statue of Joseph Strauss in the Golden Gate Bridge plaza
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Complete
The Parks Conservancy teamed up with the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, National Park Service, Presidio Trust, and City and County of San Francisco on a number of improvements prior to the bridge’s 75th Anniversary in 2012.
The Golden Gate Visitor Plaza
Our Work
Complete
Improvements to the Golden Gate Bridge’s southeast plaza have created a public space at one of San Francisco’s most-visited spots and provides a visitor experience that matches the beauty and grace of the beloved span.
Hawk Hill
Our Work
Ongoing
Restoration at Hawk Hill has helped enhance endangered Mission blue butterfly habitat and prevent further degradation of historic structures by removing non-native invasive trees and restoring the native grassland. Over the next several years, the project will include new and enhanced trails, visitor amenities and signs, and continued habitat restoration and historic resource protection.
View of Alcatraz from Inspiration Point Overlook
Our Work
Ongoing
Perched above Tennessee Hollow, Inspiration Point...
Lands End Coastal Trail
Our Work
Complete
The Lands End Lookout welcomes visitors and orients them to the rugged landscape and evocative human stories contained within this site's panoramic views.
Jogger on Lobos Creek boardwalk
Our Work
Complete
Once part of a vast dune system, Lobos Creek Valley was the first major restoration project in the Presidio after it became a national park in 1994.
Milaga Ridge
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Ongoing
Home to the mission blue butterfly, Milagra Ridge has been the focus of intensive Park Stewardship restoration and monitoring in San Mateo County.
Mori Point
Our Work
Ongoing
Community volunteers are helping to restore Mori Point and improve habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog and the endangered San Francisco garter snake.
Oakwood Valley
Our Work
Ongoing
Just north of the Marin Headlands, Oakwood Valley features a hiking trail loop that winds through native grassland and the largest stand of oak and bay forest in the Golden Gate National Parks. The Parks Conservancy's Park Stewardship program works hard to protect these valuable resources by engaging the community and volunteers in restoration efforts.
Presidio Park Trail
Our Work
Complete
Completed in May 2010, the Park Trail provides a north-south trail corridor through the Presidio, extending 1.7 miles from the 14th Avenue Gate to Crissy Field.
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Ongoing
A collaborative effort of the Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust, the award-winning parkwide sign plan greatly enhances visitor experiences.
Batteries to Bluffs Trail in the Presidio
Our Work
Ongoing
The wild coastal bluffs of the western Presidio are dotted with a remarkable array of natural, historic, and recreational resources that the Parks Conservancy has been working hard to enhance and restore.

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