In September 1921, the Army completed construction of an air coast
defense station at Crissy Field, the second such station in the United
In 1951, two historic treaties were signed at the Presidio of San
Francisco that redefined United States policy in the western Pacific.
On July 28, 1866, during the aftermath of the Civil War and in response
to demands from settlers in the West for more troops, Congress passed an
act to reorganize and enlarge the Regular Army.
While we know from a recent study that wildfire risk in the Presidio is
very low, we regularly remove brush and shrubs to create “defensible
space” around our buildings and the walls next to surrounding
Over the last few years San Francisco has had well below average
rainfall. Last rain season, we’ve had a total of 8.92 inches of rain.
Our normal rain fall is 23.65 inches annually.
July is National Picnic month and summer picnics in the great outdoors
are a great way to connect with friends and family. Here are tips to
help plan the perfect picnic in the Presidio.
The land surrounding the Golden Gate was Ohlone and Miwok territory for
thousands of years.
“Smash and grabs” are up in the Bay Area, and the Presidio is not
immune. Protect your vehicle from theft by following these safety
As an army post founded by the Spanish Empire back in 1776, there are
currently hundreds of historic buildings and structures in the Presidio
that together tell the story of its 218 years history.
Park ecologists and butterfly experts have started working together to
re-introduce the native Ringlet butterfly to the Presidio.
In 2015, after the Presidio’s Remediation team made massive cleanup
efforts at Mountain Lake, the Natural Resources team reintroduced native
Western pond turtles (Emys marmorata) to the park.
Over the years, the Presidio’s Archaeology team has continued to dig
deep in the dirt to learn about the history of the Presidio through the
Army’s old trash.
Love comes in all shapes and forms. Here are 6 ways to celebrate all
types of love in your life this Valentine’s Day, while exploring the
The Presidio Tunnel Tops will be one of the biggest improvements ever
made to the park. The 14-acres of new parkland will include attractions
– such as the trails, views, gardens, and a much-anticipated two-acre
playscape for kids known as the “Outpost.”
As we head into the holiday season, here are a few ways you can support
the Presidio and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
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