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Nancy Pelosi with a community leader and group of children

Nov 22, 2019

Presidio Discovery - VIDEO: Tunnel Tops Groundmaking

The community came together to break ground on the new Presidio Tunnel Tops.


Community leaders, students from Presidio Early Education School, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi recently helped us break ground on the Presidio Tunnel Tops, which will bring 14 new acres of vistas, trails, play areas, and gardens to the Presidio. During the event, attendees took buckets of dirt and dumped in onto the Tunnel Tops land to commemorate the kick off to construction at the site.

This was a big moment for the Presidio, and presenters talked about the impact this new parkland will have on our parks and our community. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said, “This is something quite spectacular and it takes us to a new level of park example for the rest of the country, new level of beauty, new level of inspiration, but most importantly, a new level of involving new people.” City Librarian Michal Lambert also shared, “This unique​ destination will afford our community a place to be inspired and connect with nature, but also serve as a safe and inclusive space for youth and families to explore and to experience nature-based education opportunities.”

The Tunnel Tops design will feature reclaimed wood from the park and we’re planting 100,000 native plants in the area, helping to make it a biodiversity hotspot in the park. We’re excited to move forward on this project with our partners at the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and James Corner Field Operations.

Learn more about the Tunnel Tops Project >>

Watch this brief video about the Groundmaking event that brought together community members, project supporters, and community leaders >>

Rendering of visitors walking along Cliff Walk with Golden Gate Bridge view
Presidio Tunnel Tops

Groundmaking Media

11.6.19 | Mercury News | Paul Rogers | New Park to be Built on Top of Highway Tunnels Near Golden Gate Bridge

11.7.19 | NBC Bay Area | Sharon Katsuda | ‘Groundmaking’ Ceremony Held for Presidio Tunnel Tops Project

11.7.19 | San Francisco Chronicle | John King | At North Edge of SF’s Presidio, a New Park to Connect People to the Bay

11.7.19 | ABC 7 | Amy Hollyfield | Tunnel Tops Project in San Francisco Kicks Off Second Phase