A statue of Joseph Strauss, the engineer who created the Golden Gate Bridge, stands in the expanded visitor plaza Parks Conservancy
One of the most visited sites in the Bay Area, the southeast end of the Golden Gate Bridge sees millions of visitors each year.
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 existing plaza was updated and expanded, a welcome and information center was created, and the historic Round House and Bridge Café were renovated and reimagined. Key improvements were also made to nearby trails to improve access the bridge and surrounding parklands.